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Wittman Votes for Coronavirus Emergency Funding

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted in favor over $7 billion in emergency funding for the U.S. response to the Coronavirus as well as extending emergency telehealth services. This legislation does not contain any policy riders or political poison pills, and is the product of a bipartisan compromise to address this emergency. This bill provides important funding that allows th...

Wittman's Weekly: November in Photos

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Friend– Looking back on the month of November, I had so many great opportunities to visit with our nation’s heroes throughout Virginia’s First District in celebration of Veterans Day. Our area is home to one of the highest concentration of veterans in the country, and I am honored each chance I get to meet with them and each day I represent them in Congress. In addition to my visits with veterans...

Wittman's Weekly: What I'm Thankful For

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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 accomplis...

Wittman's Weekly: House Suburban Caucus

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Here in the First District we have both rural and suburban areas - each have their own unique challenges. Suburban areas across the country are expanding. Studies show that most all of the population growth in our top 50 metropolitan areas comes directly from growth in the suburbs and it is critical that Congress respond to their issues. That is why this week I joined with my colleagues to restart...

Wittman's Weekly: September in Photos

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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 o...

Wittman's Weekly: August in Photos

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Friend – Another month has come and gone across the Commonwealth. I hope your August was restful and I hope you took time out this month to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends. While Congress was in our traditional August recess, I had the opportunity to meet with folks throughout the First District. I had a great time at the Virginia Ag Expo in Ruther Glen talking with area producers...

Wittman's Weekly: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

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Our current immigration system is broken, and we need strong, serious changes to our current laws. We are a nation of laws and we must continue to keep Americans safe, and although America is also a nation of immigrants, those wishing to enter the country need to come here legally. To keep America strong and prosperous, we need an immigration system that works for the American people. Our approach...

Wittman's Weekly: Are You Prepared?

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We are currently right in the middle of hurricane season for our region - the season runs from the beginning of June to the end of November. Are you prepared for a possible severe storm or flash flood? It is critical for folks to use this time to plan ahead and stay informed. I wanted to share some resources so you can keep yourself, your family, and our communities safe. Disasters may not be able...

Wittman's Weekly: Creating Jobs, Not Destroying Them

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The American economy is stronger now than it has been in decades. Since January 2017, the U.S. economy has created 5.6 million jobs. In fact, 224,000 jobs were created in June alone. The unemployment rate has hit a 50-year low. We are seeing historic levels of small business optimism, record numbers of job openings, increased business investment, and higher wages. It is critical that we protect ou...

Wittman to Pelosi: There is too much to be done

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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 maj...