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  • 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

  • Wittman Attends “FredEx” Groundbreaking
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Wittman, along with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, attended and delivered remarks at Transurban’s groundbreaking on the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Project (FredEx). “The First District of Virginia is home to some of the most unique transportation challenges in the country, including the I-95 corridor in Northern Virginia, which has been identified as the worst traffic hot spot in the nat... Read more

  • Wittman Advocates for Virginia’s Infrastructure Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman testified in front of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, advocating for Virginia’s infrastructure priorities. He emphasized the unique transportation and infrastructure challenges of the First District including congestion on I-95, strained commuter rail, and lack of broadband access. He also stressed the importance of investing in widening and deepening the Port of Virginia, as well as maintaining sustainable funding for our region’s air... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Keep our Internet Free
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    It is no secret that I have been a long-time advocate of increasing access to rural broadband in the unserved areas of the First District. Last year, I held two meetings of my Rural Broadband Taskforce, where I brought together federal, state, and local leaders along with industry stakeholders to discuss ways of expanding broadband to unserved areas. In March of 2018, I fought to secure more than $685 million in the government funding bill to expand federal support in leveraging private investme... Read more

  • Wittman Advocates for Port of VA
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) testified before the House Appropriation’s subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies advocating for the funding necessary to widen and deepen the Port of Virginia. The Port of Virginia is a national gateway for waterborne commerce, supporting businesses in all 48 contiguous states. Currently, the Port of Virginia is the fifth largest container port complex in the U.S and manages cargo ranging from containers, vehicles and n... Read more

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