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  • Wittman, Jeffries Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Celebrate Urban Wildlife Refuges
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – This week, Congressmen Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate September 29 at National Urban Wildlife Refuge Day. These resolutions highlight the value added to our communities through Urban Wildlife Refuges – primarily promoting conservation, increasing access to wildlife-dependent recreation, and protecting local watersheds. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that youth ages 8-18 spend on average 6-9 hours a... Read more

  • Three Wittman Priorities Pass Out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had three of his bipartisan bills pass out of the Natural Resources Committee: the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act, the North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act, and the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act. These three bills work to increase conservation of fish habitat and wetlands, as well as preserve our working waterfronts. Congressman Wittman is committed to getting real results for the First Distr... 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 Celebrates Decade-Long Effort to Conserve Fones Cliffs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    RICHMOND COUNTY – Today Congressman Wittman attended a celebration of the culmination of a decade-long effort to ensure conservation of Fones Cliffs. The 252 acre property atop Fones Cliffs was transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service using federal funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and will be added to the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge for permanent protection. “Fones Cliffs is a high priority conservation site as it has one of the largest concentrat... Read more

  • Wittman launches “Breakfast With Rob” series
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman had the first stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at Java Jacks in Tappahannock, Virginia. In the coming months, he will be stopping into local favorite breakfast spots across the First District to talk with folks about the issues that matter most to them. “The greatest honor of my life is to serve you as your representative in the First District,” Wittman said. “Instead of staying in Washington during the week, I still make the drive from my littl... Read more

  • Wittman Named to Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON –Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has appointed Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission for the 116th Congress. "I am honored to have been chosen by the Leader to serve as one of two House members on this commission, which is so important to both waterfowl and outdoorsmen alike," said Wittman. "The Chesapeake Bay Watershed is critical to the economy of the First District and it provides vital habitats for waterfowl. Preserving habitats for waterfo... Read more

  • Wittman Introduces Bill to Conserve Fish Habitat
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) introduced the bipartisan National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act. This legislation codifies National Fish Habitat Partnerships, an initiative that aims to achieve measurable habitat conservation results through strategic partnerships that lead to better fish habitat conditions and increased fishing opportunities. “Healthy waterways and fish populations are absolutely critical to providing clean water and sustai... Read more

  • Weekly Update: What I Hope to See in FY2020 President's Budget
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Transportation & Infrastructure , Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    Weekly Update: What I Hope to See in FY2020 President's Budget By Congressman Rob Wittman March 9, 2019 Next week, President Trump is expected to release his budget for FY 2020. The President’s budget is only the first step in the annual budgeting and appropriations process but acts as a venue for the president to publish his policy objectives. And I’m sure you know, the Administration’s FY20 proposal is simply that - a proposal. Any changes in actual funding levels requires Congressional approv... Read more

  • Bicameral, Bipartisan Effort Introduced to Protect, Preserve Chesapeake Bay
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Co-Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force, joined Rep. Luria (VA-02) to introduce the bipartisan, House legislation that would fully fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program for the next five years, ensuring that states get the resources they need to comply with their obligations to protect and preserve the Bay. Other original House cosponsors of the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act... Read more

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