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  • Wittman: We must get our nation’s fiscal house in order
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting “no” on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019: “It is imperative that we get our nation’s fiscal house in order and work to address our debt and deficit – or else we continue to push the problems of today onto our children and grandchildren. The longer we fail to address our nation’s spending problem, the harder it becomes to solve the problem of our country’s crippling debt. I have long advocated for budgetary certain... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: There is too much to be done
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Rob Wittman sent another letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to keep the House in-session through August to complete critical legislative items. “On June 28, 2019, I wrote you asking that you cancel the August recess if the House had not addressed the many critical issues facing our Nation,” Wittman wrote. “Three weeks later, we are no further on the major issues affecting the American people. Therefore, I again urge you to cancel the August recess and... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: Keep Us In Town
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Rob Wittman sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to keep the House in-session through August to complete critical legislative items. “I urge you and the House leadership to reconsider the legislative calendar and to cancel the August recess if the House has not addressed the many critical issues facing our Nation and the American people,” Wittman wrote. “The House has yet to pass a bipartisan budget, address the debt ceiling, or consider legislat... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Why I serve
    Posted in Weekly Updates on May 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    This week, we celebrated Public Service Recognition Week to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. The First District is home to so many hardworking federal employees and I am very grateful for their service. A passion for public service is what drives me. My dad served in World War II, and he instilled in me the ethos of putting service to others above self, and that still drives me to achieve every day. The greatest honor of my li... Read more

  • Wittman, Connolly Introduce Resolution to Honor Public Servants
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) was joined by Representative Gerald Connolly (VA-11) in introducing a bipartisan resolution designating May 5-11, 2019 as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). H.Res. 353 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 have made to the United States. It celebrates the millions of in... Read more

  • Wittman to Host USPS Listening Session in James City County
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced today that he will host a listening session with the United States Post Office (USPS) Richmond District Office in James City County. The event will give residents a chance to voice mail delivery and customer service concerns, as well as share their suggestions for improvement. “Folks rely on the post office to conduct business, pay taxes and bills, receive important legal documents, and to complete countless other basic tasks, so it’s ab... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Bill to Fund VA-01 Priorities, Secure Border
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees, Immigration, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    Wittman Statement on Bill to Fund VA-01 Priorities, Secure Border WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report to Accompany H.J. Res 31 – The Consolidated Appropriations Act: “Although not perfect, this bill makes an important down payment for the construction of physical barriers and other border security measures as well as funding for priorities in the First District. The choice tonight was between a government shutdown o... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: Keep Us in Town
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Reforming Congress

    Wittman to Pelosi: Keep Us in Town WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to keep the House in session this weekend: “It is absolutely critical that we reopen the government. I believe the House needs to stay in session, including weekends, until we can pass legislation to both secure our border and reopen the government – both are national imperatives. I stand ready and willing to work with anyone who will come t... Read more

  • Wittman Votes to Ensure Federal Employees Receive Back Pay
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Wittman released this statement after supporting S. 24, the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act. This legislation is the comparable, Senate version of Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8-D) and Rep. Wittman’s Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, which would ensure furloughed federal employees to receive back pay. “Federal employees should not suffer for Congress’ inaction and deserve the certainty of proper funding to do their jobs. I have been urging the Speaker for days ... Read more

  • What do you want to see the new Congress focus on?
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Energy, Education, Reforming Congress

    Friend- Now that we are in the 116th Congress, I'm looking forward to working on sustaining economic growth, addressing critical infrastructure issues in our region, building a strong national defense, immigration reform, and expanding access to rural broadband. I know I'll hear from many of you during the next two years as you contact my office and during my travels throughout the District. I wanted to take a brief moment to ask what issues you would most like to see addressed during the 116th... Read more

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