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  • Wittman's Local Priorities Included in Annual Defense Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Committee today passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). The bill, one of the few passed annually by Congress, includes numerous local priorities championed by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01). "I fought tirelessly to make sure Virginia’s priorities were included in this bill. The jobs created by our defense industry not only benefit the Commonwealth's economy but also continues its role as the national leader in s... Read more

  • Wittman, Connolly Introduce Resolution to Honor Public Servants
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Wittman, Connolly Introduce Resolution to Honor Public Servants WASHINGTON – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) was joined by Representative Gerald Connolly (VA-11) in introducing a bipartisan resolution designating May 6-12, 2018 as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). H.Res.867 commends federal, state, county and local government employees, as well as members of the uniformed services, for their tireless and dedicated efforts, and details the significant contributions that public servants ... Read more

  • Stories you won't want to miss
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Environment, Education

    Friend- 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 innovator in the emerging industry of aquaculture, I joined Sea Grant Virginia for a critical discussion on the state of colla... Read more

  • Weekly Update: The President's Budget
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Environment

    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 Congressional approval. This budget proposal rightly prioritizes defense and national security. The proposal also aims t... Read more

  • ICYMI: Highlights from January
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Environment, Reforming Congress

    Friend- 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 compiled some of my favorite pictures from January below. I met with my Fredericksburg Veteran’s Advisory Council ... Read more

  • Weekly Update: My Legislative Priorities for 2018
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Education, Reforming Congress

    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 will be more good news to come. As the legislative calendar starts to pick up, I want to make sure you know what my ... Read more

  • Wittman Offices Open During Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    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 days, I will be working tirelessly with my colleagues to resolve this. Our federal employees should not be penalized for ... Read more

  • Wittman and Beyer Introduce Bill To Protect Federal Workers’ Pay As Threat of Government Shutdown Grow
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, legislation to guarantee back pay to furloughed workers in the event of a government shutdown. Funding for the federal government expires at midnight tomorrow. "Federal employees should not be penalized for Congress’ inability to get its job done on time," Rep. Wittman said. "This legislation sends a clear signal to our federal workers that they will not be harmed in the u... Read more

  • Wittman and Beyer Introduce Bill To Protect Federal Workers, With Government Shutdown Looming Amid Budget Uncertainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    December 20, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect federal employees’ pay in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers if Congress and the White House are unable to come to a funding agreement. A shutdown would temporarily suspend paychecks for federal employees, and retroactive pay for federal workers must be approved by Congr... Read more

  • Wittman and Beyer Introduce Bill To Protect Federal Workers, With Government Shutdown Looming Amid Budget Uncertainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON – Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect federal employees’ pay in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers if Congress and the White House are unable to come to a funding agreement. "Federal employees should not suffer because Congress refuses to end its govern by crisis mentality," Rep. Wittman said. "Preparing the retroactive pay legislati... Read more

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