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Wittman Secures Funding for Middle Peninsula Economic Development

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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, and local busin...

Wittman Votes Against Green New Deal in Disguise

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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 - or 17.6% - goes...

Wittman, Luria, Scott, Warner, and Kaine Announce Small Community Air Service Development Program Grant for Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

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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. Department of Tran...

Statement of Congressman Wittman on House Democrats’ My Way or the Highway Bill

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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 from the small ...

Wittman Named Chair of Suburban Caucus Infrastructure Task Force

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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 and growth of suburban ...

Wittman Applauds Inclusion of the Norfolk Harbor Deepening and Widening Project in President’s Budget Proposal

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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 prioritize the Norfolk H...

Wittman Applauds Designation of Tidewater Community College As Center of Excellence

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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,” Wittman said...

Wittman, Virginia Delegation Call on Navy to Keep Ships in Norfolk

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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 Shipyard,” said Co...

Washington Update: Virginia's Infrastructure Priorities

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Washington Update: Virginia's Infrastructure Priorities From the Desk of Rob Wittman Friend, Virginia’s First Congressional District is home to some of the nation’s most unique transportation challenges. To unlock Virginia’s economic potential, we must solve these challenges through a combined federal, state, and local government effort. And just as importantly, these efforts must be sound and ta...

Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce

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Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce From the Desk of Rob Wittman Friend, It has been 40 years since President Ronald Reagan declared in his first inaugural address that ‘government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.’ Those words are just as true today. Last week, President Biden unveiled his proposed infrastructure package. Republicans and even a few ...