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  • Tax Reform: What they're saying
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Friend- This is a historic time for Americans. We are on the verge of reforming our far too outdated and complex tax code for the first time in decades. As I’ve been all across our district, I hear from small business owners and families burdened by the cost of and time spent complying with our overwhelming tax code each year. Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This tax reform legislation provides relief for working-class Americans, allowing them to... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Rep. Goodlatte's Retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Wittman Statement on Rep. Goodlatte’s Retirement WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after Congressman Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) announced that he would not seek re-election to Congress at the end of this term: “Today, after 25 years of unbelievable service to our Commonwealth and this nation, Bob Goodlatte announced he would not be seeking re-election. Bob exemplifies the qualities of both a statesman and a servant leader, and we have been blessed to h... Read more

  • Ensuring the Chesapeake Bay remains a national treasure
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Friend- I wanted to update you on my work to ensure the Chesapeake Bay remains a top recreational and tourist destination for years to come. I joined a bipartisan group of Senators and House members to introduce a bill reauthorizing the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails program. The Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network is a state, local, and federal partnership of 172 Chesapeake sites, parks, wildlife refuges, and water trails. The Network offers interpretation, education, youth employm... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on FY18 NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Statement on FY18 NDAA Conference Report WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released the following statement after signing the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18 NDAA). The bill is the main mechanism through which Congress "provides for the common defense" of our nation. This bill equips, supplies, and trains our troops; provides a better li... Read more

  • The House has funded community health centers
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Friend- Last week, the House passed the Championing Healthy Kids Act (H.R. 3922) with my support. This bipartisan bill provides for the funding of important public health programs such as: Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): CHIP provides health care for millions of low-income children. This safety net allows children to receive their health insurance through a state CHIP program instead of Medicaid or the Obamacare exchanges. The bill extends CHIP funding for five years and restores thi... Read more

  • You're Invited: Federal Employee Telephone Townhall
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Friend- Are you a federal employee? Do you have a friend, neighbor, or family member who is a federal employee? If so, I’m sure you are aware of how difficult it can be to navigate both benefits and open enrollment season. My offices are constantly fielding questions from current and retired employees about OPM and the retirement system. Therefore, on November 14, I will be holding a Federal Employee Telephone Town Hall in conjunction with the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM). As open en... Read more

  • Expanding access to broadband
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Friend- One of my top priorities in Congress is addressing the needs specific to Virginia’s First District. I wanted to inform you about a task force I have formed to expand access to broadband internet across the rural areas of Virginia. This week, the Rural Broadband Task Force had its first meeting at the Northern Neck Electrical Cooperative. I, along with Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai, joined regional stakeholders and state and local officials to discuss wa... Read more

  • My view: Getting the Defense Topline Right
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Dear Friend- I just wrote an op-ed that was published in Real Clear Defense on securing a proper defense topline; specifically ending the defense sequester. For too long we have allowed the budget to drive our military strategy; instead, we need to have our strategy drive the budget. I will continue working to ensure we restore military readiness and meet the needs of our men and women in uniform. The full article is below. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime an issue that concerns you ... Read more

  • I want to share your stories on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Friend- Our Veterans of every war--of every generation--have earned the title: American hero. Their service and their sacrifice, both at home and abroad, have defined our past, present, and future here in the United States. Next weekend our nation will honor those who have selflessly served. This November 11th, we will celebrate the patriots who have played a role in the continued preservation of our great republic. Virginia’s First District is rich with military history, and is home to one of t... Read more

  • Dismantling the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Friend- I am pleased to announce the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017 (H.R. 849) recently passed the House, with my support. This legislation terminates the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the ACA, the responsibility of the IPAB is to submit fiscal recommendations to Congress regarding ways to cut Medicare spending. However, if Congress fails to act via legislation by August 15th each year, IPAB’s recommendations ... Read more

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