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  • Wittman, Connolly Introduce Resolution to Honor Public Servants
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Wittman, Connolly Introduce Resolution to Honor Public Servants WASHINGTON – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) was joined by Representative Gerald Connolly (VA-11) in introducing a bipartisan resolution designating May 6-12, 2018 as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). H.Res.867 commends federal, state, county and local government employees, as well as members of the uniformed services, for their tireless and dedicated efforts, and details the significant contributions that public servants ... Read more

  • Wittman Pushes for Rural Broadband Access
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Environment, Energy, Education

    Wittman Pushes for Rural Broadband Access WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Congressman Rob Wittman attended the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association Annual Cable Show (VCTA) where he discussed the importance of expanding access to broadband in rural Virginia. “Almost half of rural Virginians lack access to high-speed internet and another 29% lack access to any internet service at all,” Wittman said. “Many often only have one provider or even none. My Broadband Taskforce seeks to find solutio... Read more

  • VOTE NOW: The Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend- I want to know what you think. Should the President recertify the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal? Yes No I Don’t Know Click here to take the poll. BACKGROUND: Following Israel’s claim this week that the Iran Nuclear Deal was “built on lies,” there has been speculation that President Trump will not recertify the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. The 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal is up for recertification on May 12th, as the Iran deal requires recertification every 90 days. If President Trump chooses not to recert... Read more

  • VOTE NOW: How to fight the opioid epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Friend- 1,227. In 2017, 1,227 Virginians lost their lives to an opioid overdose. The opioid epidemic has taken the lives of too many. Addiction cannot continue to plague our country’s future. Given that this Saturday is National Drug Takeback Day, I wanted to draw your attention to how Congress and the administration are fighting back. Last year, the President designated the crisis a public health emergency, mobilizing federal resources to address the crisis with a new level of urgency. In addit... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Release of FY19 NDAA SPF Mark
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Statement on Release of FY19 NDAA SPF Mark WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released the following statement after the subcommittee published its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act: "As Russia and China grow their naval presence it is absolutely critical that we continue to invest in and rebuild our Navy. The mark released today would put our Navy on the path to... Read more

  • Do you want more regulations?
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Friend- As you may know, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before House and Senate Committees last week. Zuckerberg’s testimony came following the news that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica gained access to up to 87 million users’ private data through Facebook. While millions of consumers were unaware their data, and the data of their friends, had been shared with a political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica targeted these potential voters throughout the 2016 election ... Read more

  • Wittman Receives ACUF's Award for Conservative Excellence
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Health Care, Family Values, Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) received the American Conservative Union Foundation's (ACUF) 2017 Award for Conservative Excellence, in recognition of his voting record on key issues and commitment to conservative values. "I'm honored to receive this award because staying true to conservative principles of governance and policy making is a top priority," Rep. Wittman said. "I remain committed to supporting the key conservative tenets of ensuring a strong national defense, empowering... Read more

  • Threats to your industry
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Taxes & Economy

    Friend- Did you know that a key priority of mine is to make sure Congress creates an environment for businesses to flourish? Too often, government extinguishes the entrepreneurial spirit and acts as a barrier to success. I believe that the small-business, the manufacturer, and the entrepreneur are the backbone of our economy, so we should do everything in our power to remove obstacles to job creation and economic growth. That’s why I supported the recent tax reform legislation and the rollback o... Read more

  • Wittman Receives Sea Services Award
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Receives Sea Services Award WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was selected to receive the 2017 Congressional Sea Services Award by the National Capital Council of the Navy League. Each year, the council selects a member of Congress who has shown unparalleled support for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Maritime Administration. “Building the Navy, Marine Corps team is critical in this era in global power competition,” Wittman said. “Our world no... Read more

  • Take the Poll: Should we send troops to the border?
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend- Last week, President Trump authorized the deployment of the National Guard to the southern border to aid Border Patrol in its mission. Following the President’s request—an approach also utilized by Presidents Bush and Obama—Secretary of Defense James Mattis formally authorized the funding for 4,000 National Guard troops. The President’s memo directing the National Guard to the border emphasizes that our nation’s lack of border security has reached a crisis point. Drugs pouring over the b... Read more

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