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  • Taking steps to reform the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Friend - Knowing that you share my concern and interest in supporting our nation's veterans, I wanted to update you on what we have been working on in Washington. We made a promise to our service members that if you serve, your country will provide care. However, we have seen that the Veterans Administration (VA), due to a culture of mismanagement, has not been fulfilling that promise. It is our job in Congress to make sure that we hold the VA accountable and protect the benefits our Veterans ha... Read more

  • Wittman Highlights Constituent Engagement in First 100 Days
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Energy, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON -- With Saturday marking 100 days into the Trump Administration, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) highlighted his constituent engagement efforts during that time in an email to First District residents. The email spotlighted the overall number of constituent contacts Rep. Wittman made during the first 100 days and also included figures for constituent correspondence received, responses sent, bills introduced, and forums held. "Listening to constituents is my top priority and helps me b... Read more

  • Wittman Introduces Series of Veterans Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Legislation aimed at removing administrative roadblocks to VA services, improving customer experience within VA; Introduction coincides with Vietnam Veterans Day WASHINGTON -- As Vietnam Veterans Day observances take place across the Commonwealth of Virginia and around the nation, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today introduced a series of veterans-related bills. The legislation is aimed at removing administrative roadblocks to Veterans Administration (VA) services and improving the customer ex... Read more

  • Update on my work to support veterans
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Dear Friend - Knowing that you share my concern and interest in supporting our nation's veterans, I wanted to update you on my latest work in this critical area. Earlier this week I convened a meeting of my First District Veterans Advisory Council. This gathering was part of my ongoing efforts to hear directly from veteran constituents who have first-hand knowledge of the issues facing veterans in our community. We had a productive meeting and I received a lot of great feedback to take up to Was... Read more

  • Wittman Backs House Passage of Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, today supported House passage of H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017. The bill provides $577.9 billion in total defense spending, a $5.2 billion increase over last year, and contains $21.2 billion for ship procurement. Those funds will allow the Navy to procure 13 ships including three DDG-51 guided missile destroyers, three L... Read more

  • What matters most to you?
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Federal Employees, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    Hi Friend- Americans spoke louder than ever to say: Washington needs to change the way it does business and I agree. I am fully dedicated to representing the constituents of the First District. I will continue to work hard to ensure that Veterans receive the benefits they deserve; that we bring jobs back to the hard-working men and women of Virginia; that we preserve and build our military strength; and that we meet the needs of our dedicated federal employees. I am here to serve you and I want ... Read more

  • Wittman Selected to Participate in Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today announced that his office was selected to participate in the House of Representatives' Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program for 2017. Rep. Wittman's office is now accepting applications for a wounded warrior to work out of the Stafford district office and support the office's military and veterans-related casework. "No one is more qualified to assist our military members and veterans than our wounded warriors," Rep. Wittman said. "I am honored our... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Selection of Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON -- Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, today released the following statement on the announcement of Heather Wilson as President Donald Trump's selection for Secretary of the Air Force. "Ms. Wilson's impressive record of military and public service make her an ideal candidate to lead our nation's Air Force. She will assume this new role at a time when America and our interests are being threatened abroad... Read more

  • Weekly Update: The end of business as usual in Washington
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Health Care, Reforming Congress

    Yesterday we witnessed one of the most important American political traditions: the orderly, peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to another. Millions of Americans, from the National Mall to homes across the country, watched as Donald J. Trump took the oath of office to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." And as only forty-four others have done, President Trump addressed the nation as our Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world... Read more

  • Wittman Named Chairman of Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today on his selection as Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces: “I am honored and ready to serve the American people as the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee Chairman in the 115th Congress. Since 2008, I have served as a member of the Subcommittee and worked diligently with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in support of a stronger, more capable Navy and vi... Read more

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