I spent a majority of this month back in the district meeting with folks from all across VA-01. Take a look at what I was up to during February:
I met some government students from Stafford High School outside the Capitol to give them a quick update on the latest happenings in Washington and answer their questions about public service.
Since Virginia is a leading… Read more »
Weekly Update: The President's Budget
By Rob Wittman
February 24, 2018
Last week, President Trump released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019. The President’s budget is only the first step in the annual budgeting and appropriations process. And I’m sure you know, the Administration’s FY19 proposal is simply that - a proposal. Any changes in actual funding levels requires… Read more »
Wittman praises VA tribal funding in FY19 budget
WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement regarding the inclusion of funding for the newly recognized Virginia Tribes in the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Interior budget:
“Today, Secretary Zinke and the Department of Interior released their Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. Included within the budget are funds… Read more »
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act:
“I believe it is our primary constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense. Right now, we are in a readiness crisis and the damage of Congressional budget dysfunction has come at a major cost, a human cost. In the past year, we have had 80… Read more »
What a start to 2018! In just the last few weeks, I saw my legislation to recognize six Virginia Indian Tribes become law, introduced bipartisan legislation that made sure federal employees were backpaid during the government shutdown, and led a Congressional Delegation down to Naval Station Norfolk. In case you missed the work I was up to at the start of the this year, I've… Read more »
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted "yes" on the H.R. 1892 – Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act. The bill extends existing discretionary appropriations at current levels through March 23, 2018 and includes $659.2 billion in full-year, FY18 funding for the Department of Defense.
"On principle, I do not support continuing resolutions (CRs) as a way… Read more »
Wittman Votes for Third Time to Fund Our Military
WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today backed House passage of H.R. 695, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018.
"Passing this national security funding bill sends a strong signal that we are still dedicated to the safety and security of all Americans. This is the third time I have voted to pass a defense… Read more »
Weekly Update: My Legislative Priorities for 2018
By Rob Wittman
January 27, 2018
This year we are already off to an amazing start. Just one month into 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is delivering. Over 2 million American workers have already seen the benefits of tax reform. Companies across the country have been announcing bonuses, pay raises, and investments, and I’m sure there… Read more »
Wittman Votes to Re-Open Government
WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement after voting in favor of legislation to re-open the federal government and fund its operation through February 8, 2018.
“I do not advocate for last-minute deals, but today the choice was yes or no, and the right thing to do was to re-open our government and stand by… Read more »
Wittman Offices Open During Shutdown
WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement regarding the shutdown of the federal government:
“I am here, ready to work. My offices both in D.C. and the district are open and I want the constituents of the First District to know that myself and my staff are here and ready to answer any questions. Over the next few… Read more »