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  • Weekly Update - A story you're not hearing
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Dear Friend - Let's face it: there is a lot of news coming out of Washington these days. And much of it is designed to draw a reaction from you or get you to take sides. But there is another story out there that you're not hearing. That's the story of the important accomplishments made by the House during the first eight months of this year. From the outset of 2017, we made it a priority to work on the issues that matter most to you and I believe we took meaningful steps to grow our economy, str... Read more

  • My Priorities for Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Hi Friend- There is one issue that members of both parties can agree on: our tax code is a mess. It costs more and more each year just to do your taxes, let alone pay them. The tax code is too complicated and confusing; this needs to change. The next item on the legislative agenda for the House is tax reform. During this process, I believe we need to reduce the overwhelming tax burden levied on the backs of American workers, their families, and small businesses. Our future lies not in the size o... Read more

  • Ways to keep your hard earned money
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Friend- There is one issue that members of both parties can agree on: our tax code is a mess. It costs more and more each year just to do your taxes, let alone pay them. The tax code is too complicated and confusing; this needs to change. The next item on the legislative agenda for the House is tax reform. During this process, I believe we need to reduce the overwhelming tax burden levied on the backs of American workers, their families, and small businesses. Our future lies not in the size of g... Read more

  • 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

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