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  • Rep. Wittman, Connolly Reintroduce Federal Employee Combat Zone Tax Parity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Reps. Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11), Co-Chairs of the Smart Contracting Caucus, have reintroduced the Federal Employee Combat Zone Tax Parity Act to provide equality by extending the tax credit currently received by military personnel to the civilian federal employees working alongside them. “America’s First District is the home of many hardworking and dedicated patriots who serve the people of this nation every day and I am very aware of the invaluable contribu... Read more

  • Wittman Applauds Economic Development Grant to Northern Neck Planning District Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today applauded the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) announcement of a $70,000 grant to the Northern Neck Planning District Commission. The EDA grant will be used to establish an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region. "Communities throughout the Northern Neck will benefit from this grant," Rep. Wittman said. "As we continue to diversify local ec... 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

  • Wittman Receives US Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Award recognizes support for pro-growth, job creating policies WASHINGTON –Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise Award” in recognition of his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies. The award is given annually to Members of Congress based on their voting record on critical business legislation. The Spirit of Enterprise Award highlights Rep. Wittman’s strong commitment to bolstering our country’s economy, creating jobs, and keeping our nat... 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

  • Protecting your retirement savings
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Knowing of your interest in business and our economy, I wanted to update you on actions taking place in Washington to help hard-working Americans save for retirement. Last year the Department of Labor (DOL) issued the “Fiduciary Rule,” placing harsh regulations on financial advisors. The rule requires any individual giving retirement investment advice to act as “fiduciaries” and to provide documentation showing that every particular investment decision is in the best interest of the client. If t... Read more

  • Reps. Wittman, Issa Propose Bill to Ease Tax Burden on Military Families
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy

    Military Residency Choice Act allows families to establish consistent residency for tax, voting purposes WASHINGTON - Congressmen Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Darrell Issa (CA-49) introduced legislation aimed at easing the tax burden on military families by allowing them to establish one consistent state of residency. Under current law, active duty service members are able to maintain one state of legal residency for tax purposes even when they move on military orders. Spouses may be granted the same... Read more

  • Wittman Supports Measure to Reduce Regulatory Burden
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) voted today in favor of H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (REINS). This measure would enhance oversight over the current regulatory process by requiring Congressional approval of any new major rule before it can be enforced. A major rule would be defined as a regulation that could result in major price increases for consumers, has an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy, or causes adverse effect... Read more

  • Wittman Opposes Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Taxes & Economy, Appropriations, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after voting against H.R. 2028, a short-term continuing resolution that would extend government operations through April 28, 2017: “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: continuing resolutions are a bad way for Washington to do business. This bill is the result of broken process and a lack of accountability. Our job is to do the people’s work and to do it on time. These last-minute, stop-gap measures create ... Read more

  • The American Presidency and the Transfer of Power
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War and the adoption and ratification of the United States Constitution, there remained a heightened level of anxiety about the kind of power the President might wield. The nation—in its early infancy—needed an executive who was strong enough to protect the national interests, but not so strong that his rule was oppressive to the people (who had just come out from under the thumb of the tyrannical King George III). He had to be balanced, level-headed, and ab... Read more

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