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  • Rep. Wittman, Connolly Reintroduce Federal Employee Combat Zone Tax Parity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Reps. Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11), Co-Chairs of the Smart Contracting Caucus, have reintroduced the Federal Employee Combat Zone Tax Parity Act to provide equality by extending the tax credit currently received by military personnel to the civilian federal employees working alongside them. “America’s First District is the home of many hardworking and dedicated patriots who serve the people of this nation every day and I am very aware of the invaluable contribu... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Shooting at GOP Baseball
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement on the shooting at the GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. “My thoughts and prayers are with my colleagues who were at the Congressional Baseball Game practice this morning, their staff, Capitol Police, and first responders. While I was not present this morning, I've played in the game in the past and attended these practices. It is horrifying to think of my teammates and others in attendance being att... Read more

  • Jim Mattis agrees, Congress needs a budget
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Friend, Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified yesterday before the House Armed Services Committee on the Department of Defense budget request. In his remarks, Secretary Mattis discussed the harmful effects of not passing a budget on time and the problems that creates for the DoD and members of our Armed Forces. “In the past, by failing to pass a budget on time or eliminate the threat of sequestration, Congress sidelined itself from its active constitutional oversight role,” Mattis said. “I... Read more

  • Should Congress go on vacation?
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Friend - It's the middle of June and already some in Congress are looking forward to the annual August recess. But anyone who follows what goes on in Washington knows there is still critical work to be done. Of most pressing concern is the 2018 budget and 12 appropriations bills. Failure to pass such critical legislation could result in the implementation of another continuing resolution, or "CR." These bills simply fund the government at the previous year's overall top line spending figure, den... Read more

  • Wittman Applauds Economic Development Grant to Northern Neck Planning District Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today applauded the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) announcement of a $70,000 grant to the Northern Neck Planning District Commission. The EDA grant will be used to establish an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region. "Communities throughout the Northern Neck will benefit from this grant," Rep. Wittman said. "As we continue to diversify local ec... Read more

  • Wittman to Speaker Ryan: Keep House in Washington Through August
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON - With only 29 in-session days left between today and the annual August recess, and with the House still having critical legislative items to address, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan calling for the House to remain in-session through August to complete critical legislative items. Of most pressing concern is the FY2018 budget and 12 appropriations bills. In the letter Rep. Wittman highlighted his resolution, H.Res 43, which changes congres... Read more

  • Wittman Issues Statements on Trump Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Environment, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statements on President Trump's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. On the budget: "This budget proposal rightly prioritizes defense, national security, and controlling spending on mandatory programs, which are the major drivers of our debt. And I support the efforts in this budget to reduce the deficit and debt. “It is now up to Congress to review this proposal and make decisions about future spending. I will be working... Read more

  • Wittman Welcomes Wounded Warrior Fellow to Constituent Services Team
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Marine Corporal Chris McNair to assist with Veterans case work and outreach efforts WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today announced the addition of retired Marine Corporal Chris McNair to his Stafford office staff. McNair, who was selected through the House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, will assist with Veterans case work and outreach efforts. As a Wounded Warrior Fellow, McNair's duties will include liaising with the Department of Veterans Affairs on behalf... Read more

  • Wittman Backs American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act. "It is clear the Affordable Care Act is failing and must be fixed. Having reviewed the text of the bill and the Upton and MacArthur Amendments, I believe this legislation does what is necessary to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions, meets the principles for health care reform I laid out several months ago, and puts in place policies t... Read more

  • Wittman Receives ACUF's Award for Conservative Excellence
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) received the American Conservative Union Foundation's (ACUF) 2016 Award for Conservative Excellence, in recognition of his voting record on key issues and commitment to conservative values. In 2016, Rep. Wittman voted with the ACUF on key issues 96% of the time. "I'm honored to receive this award because staying true to conservative principles of governance and policy making is a top focus of mine," Rep. Wittman said. "I remain committed to supportin... Read more

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