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  • Wittman: Almost $3 Million Coming to VA-01 for Broadband Expansion
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today, Virginia announced that almost $3 million in grants would be awarded to Virginia’s First District through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VaTI). The First District counties include: Stafford County and King and Queen County. “I am thrilled to see this important investment coming to the First District,” said Wittman. “Demand for high speed broadband has never been greater; closing the digital divide is the key to lifting up countless communities and populations in u... Read more

  • Wittman Hosts Top House T&I Republicans
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I), Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Ranking Member of T&I’s subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, and Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Ranking Member of T&I’s subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation in Portsmouth, Virginia. The Congressional Delegation (CODEL) visited US Coast Guard Base Portsmouth and... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: My 2020 Priorities
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Education, Reforming Congress

    As we start the new year, I am looking forward to what we can accomplish together. Serving the constituents of the First District is my number one priority and I want you to know that I have listened – I have listened to the problems you are having at home and I am working to bring you real results. In 2020, I will be working to expand broadband in rural areas, fix our broken health care system, increase opportunities for students, and fix our dysfunctional budget system in Washington. As you kn... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: What I'm Thankful For
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    We have a tradition in my family on Thanksgiving. We all sit down at the table, and before we start eating the beautifully prepared feast, we go around and say what we are thankful for. Well this year, I wanted to do the same thing for work as I do for family - look back through 2019 to think about what I am most thankful for. As I reflected on this year, I thought about all that we have accomplished and all that still can be done. From the outset of 2019, I made it a priority to work on the iss... Read more

  • Wittman to Chair Suburban Caucus Task Force on Transportation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) joined U.S. Representatives Ann Wagner (R-MO), French Hill (R-AR), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), and Steve Stivers (R-OH), fellow members of the House Suburban Caucus, to announce the Suburban Caucus’s Task Force Chairs. Congressman Wittman will chair the Task Force on Better Transportation for our Future. The Suburban Caucus will be rolling out a member-driven agenda that will improve quality of life in suburban areas acros... Read more

  • Breakfast With Rob: Fredericksburg
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure

    FREDERICKSBURG - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had the latest stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at the Paradise Diner in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He kicked off the series in June in Tappahannock and in the months following, he stopped in Kilmarnock, Ashland, and Dumfries. He 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 the Pa... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: September in Photos
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment

    Friend – What a busy month we’ve had across Virginia’s First District. Throughout all of September, I spent a great deal of time hearing from folks across our region about the issues that matter most to them and in Washington advocating on your behalf to my colleagues in Congress. I started off the month hosting my second Community Broadband Field Seminar in Lancaster, held the inaugural meeting of the First District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Task Force, and visited the great folks at... Read more

  • Breakfast With Rob: Dumfries
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure

    DUMFRIES – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had the latest stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at the Montclair Family Restaurant in Dumfries, Virginia. He kicked off the series in June in Tappahannock, with his second stop in Kilmarnock in July, and his third stop in Ashland last month. He 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 f... Read more

  • Wittman Hosts 3rd Community Broadband Field Seminar in Stafford
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    STAFFORD – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted his third Community Broadband Field Seminar in Stafford 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. Whether ... Read more

  • Breakfast With Rob: Ashland
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure

    ASHLAND – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had the latest stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at the Rise & Shine Diner in Ashland, Virginia. He kicked off the series in June in Tappahannock, with his second stop in Kilmarnock in July. He 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 the Rise & Shine Diner,” said Wittman. “I’m w... Read more

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