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  • Supporting refuge volunteers
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Friend- Due to our shared interest in Virginia’s natural resources, I wanted to update you on a hearing the House Natural Resources committee had last week in Washington. Earlier this fall, I joined eight colleagues, from both the House and Senate, to introduce the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act, H.R. 3979. Last week, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on this legislation. This bill would reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer prog... Read more

  • Ensuring the Chesapeake Bay remains a national treasure
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Friend- I wanted to update you on my work to ensure the Chesapeake Bay remains a top recreational and tourist destination for years to come. I joined a bipartisan group of Senators and House members to introduce a bill reauthorizing the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails program. The Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network is a state, local, and federal partnership of 172 Chesapeake sites, parks, wildlife refuges, and water trails. The Network offers interpretation, education, youth employm... Read more

  • My visit to Keep Prince William Beautiful
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Friend- I was honored to meet with Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) last week and learn about their objectives as a non-profit. KPWB’s goal is to demonstrate how environmental stewardship results in a sustainable, beautiful, and economically thriving community. Our district is full of natural resources, and like KPWB, I believe that it is a communal responsibility to take care of our environment. Here in Congress, I am working hard to do my part in that. Recently, I helped introduce Keep Ame... Read more

  • **Wittman to Have Media Availability Following Dredging Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Transportation, Environment

    Wittman to Have Media Availability Following Dredging Meeting WASHINGTON-Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) will have a media availability on Friday, October 27 following a meeting regarding the Aids to Navigation (ATON) issue in Mathews County. The program will include remarks by Rep. Wittman, followed by remarks by VA State Delegate Keith Hodges, and will conclude with a question and answer session with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk Division. WHO: Congressman Rob Wi... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Wildlife Refuges
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Weekly Update: Wildlife Refuges By Rob Wittman October 14, 2017 It’s marked by a sign bearing a flying goose. Behind this sign is a sanctuary; a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of America’s fish, wildlife, and plants. If you find yourself there, you are in one of America’s National Wildlife Refuges. Have you ever visited a wildlife refuge? Odds are you have. America’s 561 National Wildlife Refuges are located in all 50 states and the five territories. They make up 850 million acres of pr... Read more

  • Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Wildlife Refuges Introduced
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Wildlife Refuges Introduced WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), in a bipartisan effort to protect American wildlife, joined eight colleagues from both the House and Senate to introduce the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act. H.R. 3979 will reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership and education programs that help ensure Americans can visit, explore, fish, hunt, and study wildlife for generations to come. ... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Wittman Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP): “I am pleased with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to repeal the CPP following its careful review of this burdensome Obama Administration regulation. The CPP clearly exceeds the EPA’s regulatory authority, threatening the economic well-being of our energy sector. I believe it is... Read more

  • Leading in conservation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Friend, I wanted to update you on my work to enhance and protect important, critical habitats and ecosystems. One of the most vital federal programs for conserving the wildlife habitat and protecting our environment is the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). NAWCA establishes a public-private grant program for the protection, restoration, and management of wetland habitat. Every dollar of federal government spending must be matched by one dollar or more from non-federal sources and... Read more

  • My recent vote to protect the Chesapeake Bay
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Friend- Like you, I care deeply for the Chesapeake Bay; unfortunately, the Bay faces many ecological challenges. Prior to serving in Congress, I conducted field research in the Bay as a state health official—so I know firsthand the necessity of its restoration. Cleaning up the Bay by restoring water quality, protecting critical habitats, and restoring plant and animal life is a smart investment for the long term economic prosperity of all Virginians. As such, I wanted to update you on some of th... Read more

  • Weekly Update - A story you're not hearing
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Dear Friend - Let's face it: there is a lot of news coming out of Washington these days. And much of it is designed to draw a reaction from you or get you to take sides. But there is another story out there that you're not hearing. That's the story of the important accomplishments made by the House during the first eight months of this year. From the outset of 2017, we made it a priority to work on the issues that matter most to you and I believe we took meaningful steps to grow our economy, str... Read more

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