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  • Making needed improvements to Metro
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Dear Friend - Thousands of Virginians rely upon the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) system -specifically the Metro Rail - to commute to work or travel for pleasure throughout the region. And you may not be aware, but Congress actually plays an important role in WMATA oversight and operations due to the interstate nature of its transportation services. Recently, the Metro Rail system has been under a great deal of scrutiny for safety issues, fare increases, and general poor... 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

  • Wittman Meets With Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) met today with Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager Paul Wiedefeld to discuss First District impacts and concerns associated with WMATA’s SafeTrack plan. The meeting comes on the heels of WMATA’s announcement that it will revise its safety proposal to comply with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) feedback to avoid forced shutdown. “Safety has to be the first priority,” Wittman ... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Passage of Transportation Bill Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the conference report for H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, by a vote of 359-65: “Whether on the railways or roadways, Virginians spend a substantial amount of time in transit, and they know that mobility is absolutely essential for a higher standard of living and a better quality of life. Today, the House passed the first long-... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on House Passage of Highway Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement today after supporting the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763), a measure that funds Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs for six years: “As I travel to and from Washington, D.C. every day from my home in Montross, VA, I witness first-hand the frustration that the debilitating traffic on our roadways causes. I’ve often experienced that exasperation my... Read more

  • Statement of Bipartisan Northern Virginia Delegation on GSA's Designation of Virginia as Potential FBI Headquarters Location
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Transportation, Taxes & Economy

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) and U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-VA-1), Jim Moran (D-VA-8), Frank Wolf (R-VA-10) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) released this statement today following the announcement that a Springfield, Virginia site is a finalist for a relocated Federal Bureau of Investigations headquarters. The General Services Administration selected three sites for its shortlist, two of which are in Maryland and one in Fairfax County. “We are very pleased... Read more

  • Rob Wittman's Weekly Update
    Posted in Weekly Updates on May 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Transportation, Environment

    While it is absolutely necessary to reduce government spending and change the way Washington operates, sequestration is a haphazard method that fails to protect the necessary functions of government. That is why I have voted to replace the sequester with more targeted, specific spending reductions to rid the government of waste. Read more

  • Rob Wittman’s Weekly Update
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 15, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Transportation

    I appreciated the opportunity this past week to be in America’s First District meeting with many great folks to discuss the issues that are on their minds. In addition to meetings with individuals each day in my offices in Yorktown, Tappahannock, and Fredericksburg, I was also able to visit various workplaces and businesses in the First District to see firsthand the great work being accomplished. Last week was National Health Center Week, and on Monday and Tuesday I visited Town Center Physicia... Read more

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