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Wittman Congratulates Rappahannock Community College on Upward Bound Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) offered his congratulations to Rappahannock Community College on receiving funding from the Department of Education’s TriO – Upward Bound program. “This is both welcomed and well-deserved news for Rappahannock Community College,” said Congressman Wittman. “These federal dollars will help identify and provide services for high school student...

Wittman: We Must Stop Budgeting by Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting against the passage of today’s Continuing Resolution: “Doing something repeatedly that results in the same failures and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity. For far too long, Congress has used Continuing Resolutions as a complete abandonment of budgeting responsibly as Wa...

Wittman's Weekly: 2022 Priorities

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Friend, As we start the new year, I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together. Representing my constituents in Virginia’s First District is my number one priority and a distinct honor. Last year was no doubt a year filled with challenges, but even in the face of hardships, folks in Virginia’s First District consistently proved resilient. As your Representative in Congress, espec...

Wittman Calls on Speaker Pelosi to Use American-Made PPE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) wrote a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to support American workers by providing American made personal protective equipment (PPE) for Members of Congress. Members of Congress are now required to wear N95 or KN95 masks on the House floor; however, masks currently provided are manufactured in China rather than the readily available...

Wittman Secures Funding for Middle Peninsula Economic Development

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced funding he secured for the Middle Peninsula Region through the FY21 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grants. This grant will assist the planning and revitalization of over 50 worksites on the waterfront, which will provide much-needed support to the seafood industry, watermen, and local busin...

Wittman Votes For Fiscal Responsibility

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted against raising the debt ceiling and the Democrats’ proposed Continuing Resolution (CR). Our national debt is currently over $28 trillion- roughly 125% of our GDP. Last year, the United States paid $376 billion in interest on this debt. Despite having passed a minibus earlier in the year, the House has not appropriated funding for our...

Wittman Tours Visiting Angels In-Home Care Facility to Examine Employment Crisis

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KILMARNOCK, VA- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) toured Visiting Angels, an in-home health facility located in Kilmarnock, VA, to personally speak with those affected by the employment crisis. This crisis has caused a shortage of caregivers in Virginia. In the 7 counties supported by Visiting Angels (Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex, Mathews, Gloucester, Richmond, Essex), 33% of the popu...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on the August Jobs Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement: “Based on August’s dismal jobs report, our economic recovery is way off course. Month after month, our economy continues to disappoint expectations. And it just keeps getting worse. The August jobs report is the weakest jobs report of Joe Biden’s presidency. Despite 10.5 million job openings, 8.4 million Amer...

Congressman Wittman Joins Effort to Replenish, Fix Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) announced he has joined the Entrepreneurs Need Timely Replenishment for Eating Establishments (ENTRÉE) Act as a cosponsor. The ENTRÉE Act, introduced by Republican Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), provides critically needed assistance to American restaurants working tirelessly to serve their e...

Washington Update: June Stories You Don't Want to Miss

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Friend - As always, I continue to be amazed by the people of Virginia’s First District. Between meeting with constituents throughout the district, or hearing your voice while in Washington, I am constantly reminded of the hard work and dedication of the folks I am lucky enough to represent. This June was no different: Early in June, I had the chance to partner with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to...