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  • Wittman Pushes for Rural Broadband Access
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Environment, Energy, Education

    Wittman Pushes for Rural Broadband Access WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Congressman Rob Wittman attended the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association Annual Cable Show (VCTA) where he discussed the importance of expanding access to broadband in rural Virginia. “Almost half of rural Virginians lack access to high-speed internet and another 29% lack access to any internet service at all,” Wittman said. “Many often only have one provider or even none. My Broadband Taskforce seeks to find solutio... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Top 8 VA-01 Priorities in the Omnibus
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Transportation, Environment, Education

    Weekly Update: Top 8 VA-01 Priorities in the Ominbus By Rob Wittman March 24, 2018 This week, Congress passed a critical funding bill that finally provides increased, stable funding for our military. More than that though, this bill funded many of the priorities of the constituents of the First Congressional District. Here are the eight reasons why I voted for this spending package: 1. It pledges to rebuild our military. I believe it is our primary constitutional responsibility to provide for th... Read more

  • Wittman Brings Together Key Stakeholders and Lawmakers on I-95 Transportation Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Transportation

    Wittman Brings Together Key Stakeholders and Lawmakers on I-95 Transportation Roundtable WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) partnered with the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce to host a Transportation Roundtable with members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation and local stakeholders to discuss critical transportation issues facing Northern Virginia, mainly the I-95 corridor. “As a daily commuter from Montross to Washington, D.C., I often experience the debilitat... Read more

  • Did You Know?
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Education

    Friend- Did you know my staff and I strive to make sure you get answers to your questions, have easy access to every constituent service, and know what is happening both in Washington and across Virginia’s First District? Did you know I was recently named a finalist for the Congressional Management Foundation's Democracy Award for Transparency and Accountability? This recognition is for the work my office has done to provide clear, relevant information to constituents and publicly acknowledge me... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on President Trump’s First State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Transportation, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this Statement following President Trump’s first State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Trump made clear his priorities to make America safe, strong, and proud. Chief among those, rebuilding our military and giving them the resources necessary to complete their missions. Now that President Trump has detailed his policy objectives, it is time for Congress to take action. In 2018, my legislative priorities will be to fund and build tow... Read more

  • Poll: Your thoughts on the 2018 agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation

    Friend- Next week, members of Congress return to Washington to kick off the second session of the 115th Congress. Ahead of Congress returning next week, Congressional leaders and White House officials will meet to discuss priorities for this year’s legislative agenda. As your Member of Congress, I would like to know more about your priorities and thoughts on key issues likely to come up this year so that I can best represent you and all the people of Virginia’s First District. Please take a minu... Read more

  • How do you get to work?
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Hi Friend- As you may know, I am a commuter, traveling back and forth from Montross to Washington, D.C. daily when Congress is in session, and so I experience firsthand the transportation challenges in our region. The men and women of Virginia’s First District spend countless hours in transit, whether on the railways or the roadways, and they are eager for improved transportation solutions. Transportation funding is the number one issue that I hear about from both business owners and community l... 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

  • What matters most to you?
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Federal Employees, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    Hi Friend- Americans spoke louder than ever to say: Washington needs to change the way it does business and I agree. I am fully dedicated to representing the constituents of the First District. I will continue to work hard to ensure that Veterans receive the benefits they deserve; that we bring jobs back to the hard-working men and women of Virginia; that we preserve and build our military strength; and that we meet the needs of our dedicated federal employees. I am here to serve you and I want ... Read more

  • Metro: Off the Rails
    Posted in Weekly Updates on May 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Imagine that you have a 3 o’clock appointment in D.C. You have your keys, your wallet, plenty of gas—everything you need. You leave your home in Virginia with time to spare. You’re relaxed, calm, and ready to go. Now, imagine that at 2:45 p.m., you’re sitting on I-95 at a dead standstill. You look to your left and to your right. You roll down the window and strain to see ahead, trying to get a glimpse of what’s causing the delay. You’re completely and utterly stuck. You let the reality that you’... Read more

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