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  • Gang violence in Virginia
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Friend- I care deeply about protecting the families in Virginia’s First District. Keeping our communities safe and providing our law enforcement with the tools they need to do so is one of my top priorities. I wanted to update you on some of the work I’ve been doing in the House. We are currently fighting to keep violent gangs out of our country. In the last ten months, in Northern Virginia alone, we have seen eight murders tied to members of the gang MS-13. According to Immigration and Customs ... Read more

  • My record on immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Friend- Earlier this month the Trump Administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). 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, and I believe President Trump’s announcement is trying to right this wrong by calling on Congress to act. I wanted you to know that I remain committed to enforcing existing immigration law and working towards a comprehensive ap... 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

  • 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

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