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Wittman, Warner, Kaine Applaud Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Protect The Northern Neck, Generate Economic Activity

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) and U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded passage of their legislation to preserve invaluable local resources and help generate economic activity in the Northern Neck. By officially designating the region as a National Heritage Area (NHA), the Northern Neck National Heritage Area Act will…

Wittman, Scott, Sarbanes Celebrate Rollout of First Chesapeake WILD Grants

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-01), Bobby Scott (VA-03), and John Sarbanes (MD-03), all co-chairs of the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force, issued the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the inaugural slate of awards for the Chesapeake Watershed…

House Passes Reps. Wittman & Jeffries Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Vital Funding to Protect National Wildlife Refuges

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, September 19, 2022, the House of Representatives passed the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act. Introduced by U.S. Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), the bipartisan legislation will reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership and education program to ensure access to public land for…

Wittman Applauds Progress of Vital Wildlife Refuges Funding Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) applauded the passage of his legislation, the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act, through the Natural Resources Committee. This bipartisan legislation, introduced with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), will reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership, and education programs to ensure public…

Wittman, Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Refuge System Protection Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C- Today, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA-05), co-chairs of the Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus, announced the introduction of the bipartisan Refuge System Protection Act. This legislation grants authority to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to collect civil damages to repair and restored damaged wildlife refuges. “The First District…

Washington Update: June Stories You Don't Want to Miss

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Friend -  As always, I continue to be amazed by the people of Virginia’s First District. Between meeting with constituents throughout the district, or hearing your voice while in Washington, I am constantly reminded of the hard work and dedication of the folks I am lucky enough to represent. This June was no different: Early in June, I had the chance to partner with the Chesapeake…

WITTMAN, WARNER, & KAINE INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL LEGISLATION TO PROTECT HISTORIC RESOURCES AND GENERATE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN THE NORTHERN NECK

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA-01), along with U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), introduced legislation to preserve invaluable local resources and help generate economic activity in the Northern Neck. By officially designating the region as a National Heritage Area (NHA), the Northern Neck National Heritage Area Actwould…

RELEASE: Wittman, Pingree Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Working Waterfronts

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-01.) alongside Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01), today reintroduced the bipartisan Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act, legislation to preserve America’s working waterfronts by creating a grant program and establishing a Working Waterfront Task Force at the Department of Congress. These resources would…

RELEASE: Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Bill to Spur Water Research Innovation

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WASHINGTON — Representatives  Rob Wittman (R-VA-01), Josh Harder (D-CA-10) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA-32), today introduced the bipartisan Water Resources Research Amendments Act. The bill would reauthorize an expired program supporting local water research institutes. This reauthorization will solve problems regarding water quantity and quality in collaboration with universities,…

RELEASE: Wittman and Harris call on the Biden Administration to clarify confusing COVID-19 restrictions on Commercial Fishermen

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WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Congressman Andy Harris, MD (MD-01) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Norris Cochran, U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Karl Schultz and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky asking they address burdensome and confusing masking mandates on commercial watermen.  In…