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  • Wittman Hosts 2nd Community Broadband Field Seminar in Lancaster
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    LANCASTER – This week, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted his second Community Broadband Field Seminar in Lancaster County as an opportunity for underserved and unserved communities and neighborhoods within the area to learn more about the funding and resources available at the state and federal levels to help bring broadband to their citizens. He has served as a leader in both Virginia and in Congress to close the digital divide and bring broadband to the unserved populations of America. Wh... Read more

  • Wittman Supports FCC Efforts to Improve Broadband Mapping
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Co-Chair of the Rural Broadband caucus commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on its approval of an order establishing the Digital Opportunity Data Collection. This proposal would require broadband providers to offer more detailed information on where they provide coverage and where they do not. It also institutes periodic challenge processes to help increase the quality of maps. “I am grateful that the FCC is making more accurate mapp... Read more

  • Wittman Talks Transportation Issues at FXBG Chamber Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    FREDERICKSBURG – Yesterday, Congressman Wittman provided the keynote speech at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation Summit held at the University of Mary Washington. The purpose of the summit was to discuss transportation issues in the Fredericksburg area – mainly congestion, access to commuter rail, and crumbling roads and bridges. A full recording of the event is available here. “The First District of Virginia is home to some of the most unique transportation challe... Read more

  • Wittman Advocates for Broadband Expansion
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Last week, Congressman Rob Wittman testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, advocating for expanding access to broadband – one of his top priorities. As Co-Chair of the House Rural Broadband Caucus he is fighting to ensure that our nation’s rural and unserved populations are no longer left on the sidelines, but instead gain access to key services such as telemedicine, online education, and applications that help small businesses compete in the 21st Century. Be... Read more

  • Breakfast With Rob: Kilmarnock
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Transportation & Infrastructure

    KILMARNOCK – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had the latest stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at Lee's Restaurant in Kilmarnock, Virginia. He kicked off the series last month in Tappahannock and will continue stopping into local favorite breakfast spots across the First District to talk with folks about the issues that matter most to them. “This morning I had a great time talking with folks at Lee’s,” said Wittman. “I’m working hard on the issues that matter most to Virginians: expa... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: There is too much to be done
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    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 on the major issues affecting the American people. Therefore, I again urge you to cancel the August recess and... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: Keep Us In Town
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    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,” Wittman wrote. “The House has yet to pass a bipartisan budget, address the debt ceiling, or consider legislat... Read more

  • Wittman Continues Leadership on Rural Broadband Expansion
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) held the third meeting of his First District Broadband Taskforce in Tappahannock. The purpose of the Broadband Task Force is to seek input from various federal, state and local leaders in addition to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) within the First District. Congressman Wittman was joined by Acting Assistant to the Secretary for US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development, Joel Baxley; Governor Northam’s Chief Broadband Advisor, E... Read more

  • Wittman launches “Breakfast With Rob” series
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman had the first stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at Java Jacks in Tappahannock, Virginia. In the coming months, he will be stopping into local favorite breakfast spots across the First District to talk with folks about the issues that matter most to them. “The greatest honor of my life is to serve you as your representative in the First District,” Wittman said. “Instead of staying in Washington during the week, I still make the drive from my littl... Read more

  • House Rural Broadband Caucus Hosts Strategic Panel
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today the House Rural Broadband Caucus, in cooperation with the NCTA—Internet & Television Association, held a panel entitled Trailblazing a Path for Rural Broadband. Congressman Wittman introduced the panel and delivered remarks on what NCTA and its member companies are doing across the nation to help close the digital divide. “High speed broadband has the potential to revolutionize the way rural populations live their lives,” said Wittman. “As folks in urban areas today benefit fr... Read more

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