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  • Wittman's Weekly: August in Photos
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors, Veterans, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment

    Friend – Another month has come and gone across the Commonwealth. I hope your August was restful and I hope you took time out this month to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends. While Congress was in our traditional August recess, I had the opportunity to meet with folks throughout the First District. I had a great time at the Virginia Ag Expo in Ruther Glen talking with area producers, I spoke with local first responders on the importance of hurricane preparedness, and went out in t... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Working on Your Behalf
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Environment, Reforming Congress

    What we see in Washington today – partisan bickering, investigations, policy stalemates - is an example of where differences are highlighted, but indeed we should be looking at what we have in common, because I do believe there is more common ground than any of us realize. My focus as your Representative in Congress is to work on behalf of the people of the First District and their top concerns, and I will continue to serve as a strong supporter and vocal advocate for these ideas and principles ... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: We Need Accountability
    Posted in Weekly Updates on July 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    Congress has so much left to get done – not only passing our 12 funding bills but working on legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Americans, secure our border, fix our crumbling roads and bridges, rein in out of control spending, and so much more. Instead of staying to get the work done, Speaker Pelosi is giving members a six-week legislative recess – leaving Congress just 13 legislative days to fund the government when we return. Not only that, she even made us leave a day ea... Read more

  • 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's Weekly: Creating Jobs, Not Destroying Them
    Posted in Weekly Updates on July 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Taxes & Economy

    The American economy is stronger now than it has been in decades. Since January 2017, the U.S. economy has created 5.6 million jobs. In fact, 224,000 jobs were created in June alone. The unemployment rate has hit a 50-year low. We are seeing historic levels of small business optimism, record numbers of job openings, increased business investment, and higher wages. It is critical that we protect our job creators on Main Street. Small businesses are everywhere – more than half of Americans either ... 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

  • Weekly Update: Broken Process
    Posted in Weekly Updates on June 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    This week, the House started debating our annual appropriations bills – the legislation that funds the federal government. There are 12 different appropriations bills that must pass the House and the Senate by October 1 of each year. The consequence if we do not? Either a continuing resolution (CR) or a government shutdown. Under a CR, all spending remains the same, meaning that we can’t fund new programs, cut outdated ones, or plan for the future. The way the process is supposed to work is that... 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

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