WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted the first meeting of his First District Unity in Diversity Council in Fredericksburg on Friday, June 12th. The goal of the First District Unity in Diversity Council is to provide Congressman Wittman with advice and counsel in bringing greater equality, equity, and opportunity to the First District, the Commonwealth, and the… Read more »
WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today issued the following statement on the ongoing nationwide protests and riots surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery:
“Right now, our nation is in anguish as we mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others who have died tragically and needlessly. The failures of… Read more »
WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted two events this week for businesses across the First District. Monday, Congressman Wittman spoke to the Hanover Chamber of Commerce, and today, spoke with the Greater Williamsburg Business Council about what issues local businesses are facing amid pandemic recovery. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Carl Knoblock… Read more »
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement of a $354 million, four-year contract with Phlow Corp., located in Richmond, Virginia, that would create the nation’s first strategic stockpile of key ingredients needed to make medicines. To prevent domestic shortages of critical medications, the Medicines… Read more »
Throughout the response to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, I have been working diligently with my colleagues in Congress, as well as my contacts at all levels of government, to ensure that resources, assistance, and funds reach folks here in the Commonwealth. State and local governments have been pivotal to Coronavirus response and the federal government has been working to… Read more »
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting against H. Res. 965 and H.R. 6800 – House Democrats’ partisan approach to COVID-19 response.
“Today, the House voted on legislation released by Speaker Pelosi earlier this week; legislation that was drafted behind closed doors, is more than 1,800 pages, and costs over $3 trillion. This… Read more »
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 past April has been unlike one we have ever experienced. It is undeniable, COVID-19 has upended our everyday lives and has left an indelible mark on our nation. It has impacted our health, economy, response systems, communities, and relationships. During this difficult time, I have been working to keep you as updated as possible on resources available to you, federal actions, and… 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 »