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Wittman, Hudson Introduce Bill to Ensure Schools Receive Full Funding for Service-Connected Students

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-08) introduced the Counting Overlooked Base Impact Aid (COBIA) Act to ensure schools educating service-connected children receive the full sum of federal impact aid to which they are currently entitled. “Providing service-connected students a quality education is the least we can do for American military fa...

Wittman Applauds Designation of Tidewater Community College As Center of Excellence

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to the designation of Tidewater Community College (TCC) as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education. “I am glad Tidewater Community College (TCC) received the designation as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education,” Wittman said...

STATEMENT: WITTMAN ON AMERICAN FAMILIES PLAN

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s announcement of the American Families Plan: “If we know one thing about how the Biden Administration operates, we know they latch onto a popular word, words such as “rescue” or “infrastructure,” and then use that word to push through unrelated spending. With only 9% of the American Rescue Plan ha...

RELEASE: Wittman Advocates For Northumberland Rosenwald School

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RELEASE: Wittman Advocates For Northumberland Rosenwald School WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), announced he has called on Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to include the Julius Rosenwald School Foundation of Northumberland County, VA in a study of selected Rosenwald School sites to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the sites as a unit of the Nationa...

Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce

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Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce From the Desk of Rob Wittman Friend, It has been 40 years since President Ronald Reagan declared in his first inaugural address that ‘government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.’ Those words are just as true today. Last week, President Biden unveiled his proposed infrastructure package. Republicans and even a few ...

Weekly Update: Freeing America’s Youth to Pursue Their Dreams

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From the Desk of Rob Wittman Every parent knows the look. The look of a child’s unbridled happiness as she discovers a new passion. After seeing that look, we cannot help but dream of our children finding a career providing them that same fulfillment each day. For so long, we told America’s youth that a 4-year college program was necessary to live that life. But today, that’s not always the case. ...

RELEASE: Wittman reintroduces the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act

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WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Wittman (R-VA-01), Congresswoman Spanberger (D-VA-07), Congressman Upton (R-MI-06) and Congressman Philips (D-MN-03) reintroduced H.R. 2171: the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act. This bill would allow the use of 529 funds to pay for the tuition, exam and supply costs associated with career technical education. “Even before the pandemic, businesses across...

Wittman sworn in to 117th Congress, vows to ‘work tirelessly’ for Virginians

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after officially being sworn in to the 117th Congress: “The past Congress, while divided in our political viewpoints and stalled in the quagmire of partisan posturing, accomplished much for the American people, during some of the most difficult times in our history: unprecedented pandemic relief legislation for smal...

Wittman statement on voting YES to support First District Priorities, families, small businesses, and provide greater pandemic relief

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which fully funds the government through September 30th, 2021, and provides additional COVID-19 pandemic relief, relief to small businesses, American workers, and more. “The government funding and COVID-19 relief package Congress passed today is a critical funding bil...

Wittman fights to protect educators in next COVID-19 relief package

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WASHINGTON – Last week, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership urging the inclusion of temporary and targeted liability protections for academic institutions, administration, and teachers related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the upcoming coronavirus relief package. “As a public health official for over 25 years, I am well versed to evaluate public health risks and...