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  • DACA Negotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Friend- If you have been following the news lately, chances are you’ve heard that the debate concerning the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients is starting to heat up in Washington. Congress has until March 5, 2017, to decide if DACA recipients will be granted continuing legal status—either as citizens or other. A major point of contention within negotiations has been the request for funding for additional border security, and as negotiations come to a head, I ... Read more

  • Poll: Your thoughts on the 2018 agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation

    Friend- Next week, members of Congress return to Washington to kick off the second session of the 115th Congress. Ahead of Congress returning next week, Congressional leaders and White House officials will meet to discuss priorities for this year’s legislative agenda. As your Member of Congress, I would like to know more about your priorities and thoughts on key issues likely to come up this year so that I can best represent you and all the people of Virginia’s First District. Please take a minu... Read more

  • DACA Survey
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Friend- Earlier this week the Trump Administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). President Obama created DACA through an executive order in 2012 to give children illegally brought into the country temporary legal immigration status, provided they meet certain criteria. Since the President’s announcement does not immediately revoke permits, Congress has the time to come together to create a workable, permanent solution for those in the program. We must come t... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on DACA Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON- Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) issued the following statement following the Trump administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “Congress, not the executive branch, should be writing the laws of our nation. President Obama’s DACA program, was a clear example of executive overreach. President Trump’s announcement is trying to right this wrong by calling on Congress to act. Since the president’s announcement does not immediately revoke ... Read more

  • Wittman Highlights Constituent Engagement in First 100 Days
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Energy, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON -- With Saturday marking 100 days into the Trump Administration, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) highlighted his constituent engagement efforts during that time in an email to First District residents. The email spotlighted the overall number of constituent contacts Rep. Wittman made during the first 100 days and also included figures for constituent correspondence received, responses sent, bills introduced, and forums held. "Listening to constituents is my top priority and helps me b... Read more

  • Putting your security first
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration

    The safety and security of Virginians is my greatest concern and top priority. We must never forget that there are individuals, groups, and indeed, entire countries that seek to do harm to our citizens and destroy our way of life. So we must be ever vigilant in protecting our homeland to ensure all of our citizens can live in peace and security. This is one of the fundamental roles of the federal government, and one which I am personally committed to working on every day on your behalf. For year... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Recent Executive Order Regarding Refugee Resettlement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement on the recent executive order regarding refugee resettlement. “The safety and security of Virginians is my greatest concern and top priority. We have a long history of standing for religious freedom and providing a safe haven for many of the world's most vulnerable refugees. It’s part of who we are as a nation. However, we must ensure terrorists aren’t able to exploit refugee resettlement to gain entry to the U.S... Read more

  • In Historic Vote, House Committee Passes Wittman Bill to Extend Federal Recognition to Six Virginia Indian Tribes
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Wittman applauds passage by the House Natural Resources Committee of legislation that would grant federal recognition to six Virginia Indian tribes. Wittman’s bill, H.R. 872, was included in a larger package of federal recognition bills that were considered by the Committee late last week. Wittman’s legislation would right long-standing historical wrongs by extending federal recognition to the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock,... Read more

  • Wittman Supports Legislation Rolling Back Immigration Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Reforming Congress

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement after supporting H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act, which rolls back the President’s recent executive order to change immigration policy: “Before the President announced his executive action, I urged him to remember what he’d said in 2013, when he acknowledged that the path to get immigration reform done is through Congress. Despite the concerns of many Americans, the President still... Read more

  • Wittman Urges Against Executive Action on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Reforming Congress

    Washington, D.C. – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today regarding reports of the President’s rumored plans to issue an executive order on immigration: “Executive Branch overreach is one of the main concerns I hear from folks in the First District. I am alarmed by reports that the President plans to act unilaterally and attempt to change immigration law through executive action." “Our founders established our system of checks and balances for a reason, and in 2... Read more

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