It is undeniable, COVID-19 has upended our everyday lives. It has impacted our health, economy, response systems, communities, and relationships. During this difficult time, millions of Americans have stepped up and displayed extraordinary examples of patriotism. A few weeks ago, I put out a call for stories of companies, small businesses, organizations, or individuals who have gone… Read more »
WASHINGTON – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) was joined by Representative Gerald Connolly (VA-11) in introducing a bipartisan resolution designating May 3-9, 2020 as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).
H.Res. 949 commends federal, state, county and local government employees, as well as members of the uniformed services, for their tireless and dedicated efforts, and details… Read more »
This week, Congress briefly returned to Washington to pass legislation to continue to fight the COVID-19. This was the first time the full House of Representatives has met since passing the CARES Act at the end of March. Included in the CARES Act was the creation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – a program designed to allow small businesses to receive loans to keep their… Read more »
As your representative in Congress, I am committed to getting real results for the First District. This fall, House Democratic Leadership has been laser focused on one thing: impeachment. As a result, legislative activity has slowed to a crawl. However, I want you to know this week – due to my dedication to reaching across the aisle – we were able to accomplish great things for… Read more »
As I’ve been traveling throughout the First District these last few weeks, I’ve heard from folks from both sides of the aisle about the partisan politics taking place in Washington. Whether you are for or against an impeachment inquiry into actions by President Trump, I think we can all agree that any process moving forward needs to be a balanced, fair and transparent one.
Instead,… Read more »
What a busy month we’ve had across Virginia’s First District. Throughout all of September, I spent a great deal of time hearing from folks across our region about the issues that matter most to them and in Washington advocating on your behalf to my colleagues in Congress. I started off the month hosting my second Community Broadband Field Seminar in Lancaster, held the… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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,”… Read more »
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… Read more »