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  • ICYMI: Highlights from January
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Environment, Reforming Congress

    Friend- What a start to 2018! In just the last few weeks, I saw my legislation to recognize six Virginia Indian Tribes become law, introduced bipartisan legislation that made sure federal employees were backpaid during the government shutdown, and led a Congressional Delegation down to Naval Station Norfolk. In case you missed the work I was up to at the start of the this year, I've compiled some of my favorite pictures from January below. I met with my Fredericksburg Veteran’s Advisory Council ... Read more

  • Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Wildlife Refuges Passed
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Wildlife Refuges Passed WASHINGTON – In October, 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. Yesterday, H.R. 3979 passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support, under suspension of the rules, by a vote of 371-14. This legislation will reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, commu... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Give Thanks
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Health Care, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Weekly Update: Give Thanks By Rob Wittman November 23, 2017 We have a tradition in my family on Thanksgiving. We all sit down at the table, and before we start eating the beautifully prepared feast, we go around and say what we are thankful for. Well this year, I wanted to do the same thing for work as I do for family; look back through 2017 to think about what I am most thankful for. As I reflected on this year, I thought about all that we have accomplished. From the outset of 2017, I made it a... 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 150 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

  • 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

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch: On the water with Wittman
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Friends - I wanted to share with you an article that appeared in the Sports Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch over the weekend. The interview for this piece was conducted during a short fishing trip on Cranston's Mill Pond where Tee Clarkson and I discussed my work on behalf of Virginians, particularly in the areas of national security and protecting the environment. I hope you will contact me any time an issue that concerns you is before Congress. It's an honor to serve you and Virginia's ... Read more

  • Wittman Issues Statements on Trump Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Environment, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statements on President Trump's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. On the budget: "This budget proposal rightly prioritizes defense, national security, and controlling spending on mandatory programs, which are the major drivers of our debt. And I support the efforts in this budget to reduce the deficit and debt. “It is now up to Congress to review this proposal and make decisions about future spending. I will be working... Read more

  • Wittman Highlights Constituent Engagement in First 100 Days
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Energy, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON -- With Saturday marking 100 days into the Trump Administration, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) highlighted his constituent engagement efforts during that time in an email to First District residents. The email spotlighted the overall number of constituent contacts Rep. Wittman made during the first 100 days and also included figures for constituent correspondence received, responses sent, bills introduced, and forums held. "Listening to constituents is my top priority and helps me b... Read more

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