WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-01), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), and Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) introduced the Servicemembers Mental Health Improvement Act, legislation to develop and provide recommendations for a comprehensive strategy to tackle mental health issues across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The bill would establish a… Read more »
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, V.A. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted a veterans roundtable at American Legion Post 186 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. This roundtable served as a space for Congressman Wittman to share his veterans-related work, hear directly from First District veterans, and give veterans the opportunity to express their concerns and ask questions pertaining… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, March 28th, 2023, Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Mike Levin (CA-49) introduced the bipartisan Get Rewarding Outdoor Work for our Veterans (GROW) Act, to establish a pilot program to employ veterans in federal jobs that relate to conservation, resource management, and environmental protection.
The GROW Act would direct the Department of… Read more »
RICHMOND, VA – On Thursday, February 23rd, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), along with Bruce Voigt, Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Bill Barksdale, Assistant Director of the Roanoke Regional Office for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, J. Ronald Johnson, Executive Director of the Richmond VA Medical Center, Mike Cullins, Assistant Chief of… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced the introduction of H.R. 8660 - the Post 9/11 Veteran Business Acceleration Act, introduced on August 5th, 2022 with Rep. Byron Donalds (FL-19) and Rep. Young Kim (CA-39). This bill amends the Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Program to establish a joint pilot program between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)… Read more »
As we start the new year, I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together. Representing my constituents in Virginia’s First District is my number one priority and a distinct honor. Last year was no doubt a year filled with challenges, but even in the face of hardships, folks in Virginia’s First District consistently proved resilient. As your Representative in… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) announced the introduction of his legislation that will amend the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide reimbursements for licensing and exam fees under the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance… Read more »
FREDERICKSBURG, VA - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) gave the keynote address at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Fredericksburg Health Care Center. Congressman Wittman played a vital role in ensuring this historic project’s success. In FY2017, the Republican-led Congress authorized the largest lease procurement the Department of Veterans Affairs has ever… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Congressman Ed Case (D-HI) announced the introduction of H.R. 5548, the Be Ready to Assist Veterans in Extremis Act (BRAVE Act) to create a notification system that can notify select veterans of counseling and mental health options in response to crises.
The BRAVE Act would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee backed House Armed Services Committee advancement of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). The FY 22 NDAA authorizes funding for the United States Department of… Read more »