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  • Wittman: We must get our nation’s fiscal house in order
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting “no” on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019: “It is imperative that we get our nation’s fiscal house in order and work to address our debt and deficit – or else we continue to push the problems of today onto our children and grandchildren. The longer we fail to address our nation’s spending problem, the harder it becomes to solve the problem of our country’s crippling debt. I have long advocated for budgetary certain... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: There is too much to be done
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    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 major issues affecting the American people. Therefore, I again urge you to cancel the August recess and... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: Keep Us In Town
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Rob Wittman sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to keep the House in-session through August to complete critical legislative items. “I urge you and the House leadership to reconsider the legislative calendar and to cancel the August recess if the House has not addressed the many critical issues facing our Nation and the American people,” Wittman wrote. “The House has yet to pass a bipartisan budget, address the debt ceiling, or consider legislat... Read more

  • Wittman Votes Against Spending Increase
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman released this statement after voting against H.R. 2740 - Departments Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020. “The funding bill that passed the House today is not only irresponsible, but has no future in the Senate. These bills have been considered without first adopting a bipartisan budget agreement to establish a topline number, which has led to out-of-control... Read more

  • Wittman Dedicated to Bridging the Skills Gap
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Education

    WASHINGTON – Over the past two weeks, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) has held two Career and Technical Education (CTE) Symposiums. The first took place last week at the Northern Neck Technical Center in Warsaw and the second today in Manassas at the Kelly Leadership Center. The purpose of these symposiums is to connect education institutions with local businesses and the private sector, and to help ensure the curriculum for our students reflects the needs of the workforce. “Strengthening Americ... Read more

  • Weekly Update: The Results Are In - Most Americans Saved Money
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Virginians just finished filing their taxes for 2018. And this is the first year that the benefits of the Republican-led Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) have improved the lives of our citizens. Over the past year, we have experienced more jobs, historic levels of small business optimism, bigger paychecks, increased business investment, and lower tax liability. The New York Times recently performed a survey that said that only 40% of Americans believed they had received a tax cut, however in reality... 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

  • Weekly Update: It’s Time to Make the Tough Decisions
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Every American understands the pains of budgeting. Each financial decision takes forethought, planning, and tough decisions. I’ve spent hours huddled around my kitchen table, like many First District families, crunching numbers and working through spreadsheets, and how to put my family in the best place going forward. To me, budgeting is really all about being intentional with where one’s money goes in order to achieve a goal – maybe it’s paying off a student loan, saving for a down payment on a... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Bill to Fund VA-01 Priorities, Secure Border
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees, Immigration, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    Wittman Statement on Bill to Fund VA-01 Priorities, Secure Border WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report to Accompany H.J. Res 31 – The Consolidated Appropriations Act: “Although not perfect, this bill makes an important down payment for the construction of physical barriers and other border security measures as well as funding for priorities in the First District. The choice tonight was between a government shutdown o... 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

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