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  • 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

  • Wittman Votes Against Government Takeover of the Internet
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Wittman voted against H.R. 1644, a bill introduced by House Democrats to allow for a government takeover of the Internet. “This bill would impose burdensome regulations that could lead to delays in the deployment of new innovative technologies, such as 5G wireless networks, stifling rural broadband deployment and decreasing investment in broadband infrastructure across the country,” said Wittman. “We should be working on bipartisan solutions that will further ensu... Read more

  • House Rural Broadband Caucus Hosts Chairman Pai and Commissioner Starks for Q&A
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON - The House Rural Broadband Caucus kicked off the 116th Congress by hosting a Broadband Q&A with Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman, Ajit Pai, and FCC Commissioner, Geoffrey Starks. The discussion, led by Shirley Bloomfield of the NTCA – the Rural Broadband Association, focused on the FCC’s Universal Service Fund, the challenges faced with mapping and steps the FCC is taking to find unserved areas, the need for coordination of agencies administering broadband programs, th... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: My Transportation Priorities for the 116th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi outlining his transportation policy priorities for the 116th Congress. He will be focused on long-term funding solutions for the Highway Trust Fund, streamlining federal processes that pertain to infrastructure, expanding opportunities for public-private partnerships, and increasing access to broadband for unserved populations. “Dating back to the early days of our great nation, infrastructure has always been the... Read more

  • Weekly Update: What I Hope to See in FY2020 President's Budget
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Transportation & Infrastructure , Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    Weekly Update: What I Hope to See in FY2020 President's Budget By Congressman Rob Wittman March 9, 2019 Next week, President Trump is expected to release his budget for FY 2020. The President’s budget is only the first step in the annual budgeting and appropriations process but acts as a venue for the president to publish his policy objectives. And I’m sure you know, the Administration’s FY20 proposal is simply that - a proposal. Any changes in actual funding levels requires Congressional approv... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following President Trump’s State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Trump outlined a bold, bipartisan agenda, with a clear path forward for America. This past year we have had unparalleled successes: landmark tax reform, record job numbers, and unprecedented investments in our nation’s military. This year, President Trump called on Congress to work with a spirit of cooperation to deliver even more results to the America... Read more

  • Wittman Named Co-Chair of Rural Broadband Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is proud to announce that he will be a Co-Chair of the Rural Broadband Caucus for the 116th Congress. The caucus focuses on bringing greater attention to the need for high-speed broadband in rural America and helping to encourage and spur innovative solutions to address this growing consumer demand. Other Co-Chairs of the House Rural Broadband Caucus include Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bob Latta (R-OH), Mark Pocan (D-WI), an... Read more

  • What do you want to see the new Congress focus on?
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Energy, Education, Reforming Congress

    Friend- Now that we are in the 116th Congress, I'm looking forward to working on sustaining economic growth, addressing critical infrastructure issues in our region, building a strong national defense, immigration reform, and expanding access to rural broadband. I know I'll hear from many of you during the next two years as you contact my office and during my travels throughout the District. I wanted to take a brief moment to ask what issues you would most like to see addressed during the 116th... Read more

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