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  • Wittman urges support for rural broadband expansion throughout VA-01 counties
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Last week, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), authored five letters to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Broadband in support of the following counties FY 2021 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grant applications to expand reliable high-speed broadband service to rural Virginia: Gloucester County Mathews County Middlesex County Hanover County King and Queen County New Kent County King George County Northumberland County Richmond County... Read more

  • Wittman receives letter from Commerce on broadband inclusion in future infrastructure package
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) received a letter earlier this month from Dept. of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in response to Congressman Wittman’s June letter to President Trump requesting the prioritization of direct funding support for rural broadband development in the President’s upcoming infrastructure proposal. “As our nation deals with the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are doing their utmost to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus by utilizin... Read more

  • Wittman statement on Continuing Resolution passed in House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 8337 – Continuing Appropriations Act, a continuing resolution through December 11, 2020: “It is imperative that we get our nation’s fiscal house in order and work to address our nation’s debt and deficit. Yet again, we see that House leadership would rather kick the can down the road than buckle down and get the job done for the American people. The people we serve deserve better than movi... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today issued the following statement on the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020): “Justice Ginsburg’s legacy will forever be remembered as a public servant to our nation, devoting her life to justice. While Justice Ginsburg and I were at different ends of the political spectrum, dedication to the United States and the defense of the Constitution is a virtue that knows no single party. Her example alone has led... Read more

  • Wittman statement on historic Abraham Accords peace agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement following the historic signing of the Abraham Accords, a peace agreement brokered by the United States and signed yesterday by Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. The agreement will normalize relations between the countries and help further the Trump Administration's peace efforts in the Middle East: “The year 2020 has been filled with many remarkable events. This week, we mark this important milestone in inte... Read more

  • Wittman attends 9/11 memorial, flag retirement ceremony in Beaverdam
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    BEAVERDAM, VA – On Sunday, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) delivered remarks at the 9/11 Memorial and Flag Retirement Ceremony hosted by American Legion Post 90 in Beaverdam, VA. Congressman Wittman also presented a plaque of recognition to the Hanover County Sheriff’s Department and Hanover County Sheriff, Colonel David R. Hines, on behalf of Post 90. “I was honored to be with American Legion Post 90 and the Hanover County Sheriff’s Department as we remembered not only the thousands of American... Read more

  • Wittman honored with Vincent T. Hirsch Award from Navy League
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today received the Vincent T. Hirsch Award from the Navy League of the United States for his dedication to the American Maritime Industry in Congress. Congressman Wittman serves on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land and as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces. “America has always been, and will always be, a seafaring nation,” Congressman Wittman said. “It is among the core reasons we have enj... Read more

  • Wittman honors Dr. Richard S. Williams for work during COVID-19 in Congressional Record
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) recently honored Dr. Richard S. Williams, MD, MPH, District Director of the Three Rivers Health District and Acting District Director of the Eastern Shore Health District for Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Congressman Wittman has worked with Dr. Williams throughout the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic to help share the latest health and safety information to residents of the First Congressional District through telephone town halls, calls with ... Read more

  • Wittman statement on Mayor Bowser’s plan to relocate Washington Monument, others
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after the release of Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s DCFACES Working Group Report recommending renaming, relocating, or contextualizing nearly 50 DC sites, including the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Benjamin Franklin Statue, and many more: “The ludicrous plan laid out by DC Mayor Bowser is, at the very least, a radical publicity stunt and, at the worst, an attempt to completely demolish our nation’s his... Read more

  • Wittman honors legacy of Women’s Suffrage in Congressional Record
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Last week, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) entered the following remarks into the permanent Congressional Record in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, when the 19th Amendment was adopted to the Constitution on August 26, 1920. Congressman Wittman’s remarks honor the legacy of all trailblazing women who exercised their right to vote 100 years ago, with a special highlight of the women from Westmoreland County who registered on the first day they were eligible. ... Read more

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