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  • 10 stories you don't want to miss
    Posted in Weekly Updates on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Hey Folks, April was a busy month for me! I spent time speaking with constituents at a variety of different events in the district, received the Navy League’s Sea Services Award for my efforts on behalf of the Navy, promoted STEM and CTE programs, sponsored Chaplain Scott Foust to offer the opening prayer in the House of Representatives, and more. Check out my happenings in April through the photos, op-eds, and news clips below. Want to receive more frequent updates? Click here. I spoke with Vet... Read more

  • Weekly Update: The Worst is Over
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Weekly Update: The Worst is Over By Congressman Rob Wittman April 21, 2018 The worst is over. This week was the last time that taxpayers will ever have to deal with the old, broken tax code. This broken tax code has been weighing down our economy, holding America back from reaching its potential. As we bid farewell to this 30-year-old tax code, I think it is important to highlight the ways our new tax code, created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, will benefit Virginia’s First District. Next yea... Read more

  • Wittman Receives ACUF's Award for Conservative Excellence
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Health Care, Family Values, Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) received the American Conservative Union Foundation's (ACUF) 2017 Award for Conservative Excellence, in recognition of his voting record on key issues and commitment to conservative values. "I'm honored to receive this award because staying true to conservative principles of governance and policy making is a top priority," Rep. Wittman said. "I remain committed to supporting the key conservative tenets of ensuring a strong national defense, empowering... Read more

  • Threats to your industry
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Taxes & Economy

    Friend- Did you know that a key priority of mine is to make sure Congress creates an environment for businesses to flourish? Too often, government extinguishes the entrepreneurial spirit and acts as a barrier to success. I believe that the small-business, the manufacturer, and the entrepreneur are the backbone of our economy, so we should do everything in our power to remove obstacles to job creation and economic growth. That’s why I supported the recent tax reform legislation and the rollback o... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Letting Communities Compete
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Weekly Update: Letting Communities Compete By Rob Wittman March 16, 2018 Washington needs to change the way it does business, especially when it comes at the expense of our small businesses. Unnecessary regulations are continuing to strangle the American economy. Instead of protecting consumers, workers, and the environment, these regulations are increasing the power of government agencies and driving up the costs of compliance for Main Street. In fact, we have so many unchecked regulations, it ... Read more

  • Wittman emphasizes local issues at Natural Resources hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Taxes & Economy, Environment

    Wittman emphasizes local issues at Natural Resources hearing WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) advocated for local, Virginia issues today at the Committee on Natural Resources’ oversight hearing with Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke. Rep. Wittman focused on five local issues: Virginia tribal funding, Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, Fones Cliffs, Atlantic menhaden management, and wildlife refuge volunteer programs. The hearing was titled, “Policy Priorities at the Department of the I... Read more

  • Poll: Trump's Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Environment, Energy

    Friend- As you may know, last week President Trump announced his intention to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Simply put, a tariff is a tax on an imported or exported commodity. The president’s particular proposal puts a tariff of 25% on foreign-made steel and 10% on foreign-made aluminum when brought across the U.S. border. There’s been a robust discussion over the past week about the potential costs and benefits of this new trade policy proposal. Critics of this plan argue that ... Read more

  • Did You Know?
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Education

    Friend- Did you know my staff and I strive to make sure you get answers to your questions, have easy access to every constituent service, and know what is happening both in Washington and across Virginia’s First District? Did you know I was recently named a finalist for the Congressional Management Foundation's Democracy Award for Transparency and Accountability? This recognition is for the work my office has done to provide clear, relevant information to constituents and publicly acknowledge me... Read more

  • Survey: How has tax reform helped you?
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Friend- It’s only been a couple of months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed. The results are improving the lives of Americans all across the country, and we’re just getting started. Take a look at some of the numbers: Nationwide: Over 4 million workers have seen a direct benefit from tax reform. American business have paid out more than $3 billion in bonuses. Statewide: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is already at work across Virginia. We’ve seen companies lower utility bills and local business ... Read more

  • Members of VA Delegation recommend TCC be designated a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy, Education

    Members of VA Delegation recommend TCC be designated a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) was joined by U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine, Representatives Taylor, Scott, and McEachin in writing a letter to the Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, requesting that Tidewater Community College (TCC) be designated a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence. This designation will allow TCC to partner with the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to re... Read more

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