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  • What do you want to see the new Congress focus on?
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Energy, Education, Reforming Congress

    Friend- Now that we are in the 116th Congress, I'm looking forward to working on sustaining economic growth, addressing critical infrastructure issues in our region, building a strong national defense, immigration reform, and expanding access to rural broadband. I know I'll hear from many of you during the next two years as you contact my office and during my travels throughout the District. I wanted to take a brief moment to ask what issues you would most like to see addressed during the 116th... Read more

  • Wittman Sworn into 116th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Education

    Wittman Sworn into 116th Congress WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after officially being sworn in to the 116th Congress. “We accomplished so much over the past two years: Passed landmark tax reform putting more money back in the pockets of hard-working Americans, fully funded our military, expanded Veterans’ access to care, improved school safety, made investments to improve access to high-speed internet, strengthened CTE/STEM programs, and provided the fund... Read more

  • Wittman-Led Effort for Block Buy Approved
    Posted in Press Releases on January 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy

    Wittman-Led Effort for Block Buy Approved WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, commended the Navy on its intent to contract for CVN 80 and 81, the next two Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers. Congressman Wittman led the bipartisan effort to secure this provision. “I am thrilled the Navy has announced that they intend to enter into a contract for a two-carrier block buy for CVN 80 and 81, further allowing our US Nav... Read more

  • Defense spending: critical to Virginia's economy
    Posted in Opinion Pieces by Rob on December 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Taxes & Economy

    Defense spending: critical to Virginia's economy Virginia’s critical role in our nation’s defense is undeniable. The Commonwealth of Virginia is home to 27 military bases, representing every branch, along with the Pentagon — the headquarters of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the largest office building in the world. While Virginia contributes much to our nation’s defense, the commonwealth also reaps some benefit as the DoD contributes to our economy by providing hundreds of thousands of job... Read more

  • ICYMI: A survey and note from your Congressman
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Education, Reforming Congress

    Friend- As your Congressman here in Virginia’s First District, I want to consistently provide you with updates on my work to address critical issues facing our nation. I am focused on building a strong economy for all Virginians, ensuring we maintain a strong national defense, bringing accountability back to Washington, and meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans and federal employees. But my number one priority is listening to the people I represent and using their thoughts, concerns, and i... Read more

  • Poll: What's next?
    Posted in Press Releases on November 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    Friend- Over the past two years, the 115th Congress advanced a bold agenda that breathed life into our economy, made critical investments in restoring military readiness, strengthened career and technical education,and directed resources to combat the opioid epidemic.When the 116th Congress begins next year, it is critical that we not lose the progress we’ve made, especially when it comes to our military and economy. Until then, the 115th has a few weeks left in Washington to address outstandin... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Economic Prosperity
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Weekly Update: Economic Prosperity By Congressman Rob Wittman November 17, 2018 As the leaves change and fall to the ground (along with some snow this week), I’m reminded how things have changed so much in the last year. Our nation’s and Virginia’s economies are thriving due to the pro-growth policies we have passed this Congress. And, honestly, the results speak for themselves. Data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistic on November 2, 2018 told us three important things: hiring is up, wa... Read more

  • Weekly Update: September Snapshot
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Friend- Congress accomplished a great deal of work this September. We passedlandmark legislationto combat the opioid crisis. We also sent a government funding bill to the President's desk that delivers on-time, reliable funding for our military for the first time in a decade. These resources will allow our service members to meet current national security threats and plan for the future. The House also took the first step to build on the incredible economic growth we've seen this year by passin... Read more

  • Wittman Visits with Local Chambers of Commerce
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Wittman Visits with Local Chambers of Commerce WASHINGTON – This week and last, Congressman Wittman met with members of the Prince William County, New Kent and Williamsburg Chambers of Commerce to discuss the issues important to businesses in the First Congressional District. “We had extremely productive conversations,” Rep. Wittman said. “The PWC Chamber, the New Kent Chamber, and the Williamsburg Chamber are all laser focused on the issues that are matter to those in the community.” Last Tues... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Our Economy – Better Off Now
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Weekly Update: Our Economy – Better Off Now By Rob Wittman August 25, 2018 Two years ago, House Republicans laid out a bold policy agenda called A Better Way to tackle some of the biggest challenges of the day, including reforming the tax and regulatory system to work for all Americans. We are now delivering on those promises. After years of sluggish growth, our economy is finally making a comeback. The policies we planned and passed this Congress are unleashing historic economic growth; last m... Read more

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