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  • Should we fund a border wall?
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Dear Friend - Next week, the House will consider a bill to fund our nation’s national security needs. And, as with any government funding measure, there are critical debates to be had about what sorts of polices we want to pursue in the upcoming year and beyond. In this bill spending levels will be decided for defense and veterans programs, and other critical agencies. So it's an important bill that will soon be before the House. One of the issues expected to be addressed is funding for the cons... Read more

  • Combating illegal immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Dear Friend - When I am working in Virginia I hear time and time again: we have got to do something about illegal immigration in our country. I agree. And I am committed to backing policies in Washington that will help reduce illegal immigration and keep our communities safe. Recently, the House passed two bills, which I supported, aimed at doing just that. There is some information on the legislation below. H.R. 3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. This bill clarifies U.S. Immigration and Cus... 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

  • Wittman Supports Legislation to Address Border Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after supporting a supplemental appropriations bill (H.R. 5230) to address the influx of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) crossing the southwestern border of the United States: “Throughout the debate on how to address the ongoing crisis involving unaccompanied alien youth crossing our southern border, I’ve been consistent in what I want to see done. I have demanded an increased focus on securing the border... Read more

  • Wittman Presses DoD on Decision to House Undocumented Aliens at Defense Installations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman, Chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee, released the following statement today following a Readiness Subcommittee briefing titled, “Use of DoD Facilities to House Undocumented Aliens.” The briefing, which sought answers surrounding the Department of Defense’s agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to house a number of unaccompanied and undocumented alien children (UAC) at DoD installations, featured Mr. Jo... Read more

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