This new year brings an exciting new chapter to Congress and the 1st Congressional District of Virginia. Through redistricting, the 1st Congressional District welcomes new areas and new constituents that I am looking forward to representing.
I have been fortunate to meet so many of the incredible folks of Virginia’s 1st District. With the addition of Henrico and Chesterfield counties, I… Read more »
HENRICO, VA – This week, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), joined by Henrico County Supervisor Tommy Branin, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shep Miller, and Federal Highway Administration Division Administrator Thomas L. Nelson, met with Henrico County Officials to hear about traffic congestion and safety concerns in the Short Pump area as well as the benefits of a proposed… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced funding he secured for the Middle Peninsula Region through the FY21 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grants. This grant will assist the planning and revitalization of over 50 worksites on the waterfront, which will provide much-needed support to the seafood industry, watermen,… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after voting against the House Majority’s proposed infrastructure package.
“I support investing in our infrastructure. But I will not support a package that fails to responsibly invest taxpayer dollars in genuine infrastructure projects.
“Of the $550 billion in new spending, only $110 billion -… Read more »
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02), and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), as well as Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both of Virginia, announced the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) has been awarded a $847,646 grant from the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) through the U.S.… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 3684, the so-called INVEST in America Act:
“Virginia’s First Congressional District is home to one of the worst traffic hotspots in the nation. As a daily commuter myself, I understand the burden traffic places upon Virginia’s families and business. As I commute to and… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was named Chairman of the House Suburban Caucus Better Infrastructure for our Future Task Force. The Suburban Caucus’s mission is to formulate a federal policy agenda that positively affects the everyday lives of suburban America. By working with Members of the House of Representatives who are invested in the success… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) applauded the inclusion of $83.7 million in proposed federal funds to the Norfolk Harbor project in the recently released President’s budget proposal. The proposed project funding was announced after Congressman Wittman, along with the entire Virginia Congressional delegation, authored a letter urging the President to… Read more »
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to the designation of Tidewater Community College (TCC) as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education.
“I am glad Tidewater Community College (TCC) received the designation as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education,”… Read more »
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Wittman led the Virginia Delegation in sending a letter to Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday, on the necessity of maintaining a robust presence at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
“As the Navy shifts its attention to China and the Pacific, we cannot ignore the need to maintain a strong presence on the East Coast, especially at Norfolk Naval… Read more »