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  • Wittman's Weekly: Stronger Workforce of Tomorrow
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Education

    It all starts with a spark, a twinkle in the eye of a student who has found her passion, solidified his future. She might have just completed a career and technical education (CTE) program in manufacturing technology. He may have figured out a high-level math problem. One thing is sure: These two students are on their way to achieving their dreams even before receiving a high school diploma. But the United States is falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to enrolling students in CTE ... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: My 2020 Priorities
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Education, Reforming Congress

    As we start the new year, I am looking forward to what we can accomplish together. Serving the constituents of the First District is my number one priority and I want you to know that I have listened – I have listened to the problems you are having at home and I am working to bring you real results. In 2020, I will be working to expand broadband in rural areas, fix our broken health care system, increase opportunities for students, and fix our dysfunctional budget system in Washington. As you kn... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: November in Photos
    Posted in Weekly Updates on December 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors, Veterans, Family Values, Education, Reforming Congress

    Friend– Looking back on the month of November, I had so many great opportunities to visit with our nation’s heroes throughout Virginia’s First District in celebration of Veterans Day. Our area is home to one of the highest concentration of veterans in the country, and I am honored each chance I get to meet with them and each day I represent them in Congress. In addition to my visits with veterans, I also hosted a Senior Resources Fair in Fredericksburg, had visitors from King George High School... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: What I'm Thankful For
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    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 2019 to think about what I am most thankful for. As I reflected on this year, I thought about all that we have accomplished and all that still can be done. From the outset of 2019, I made it a priority to work on the iss... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: House Suburban Caucus
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Education

    Here in the First District we have both rural and suburban areas - each have their own unique challenges. Suburban areas across the country are expanding. Studies show that most all of the population growth in our top 50 metropolitan areas comes directly from growth in the suburbs and it is critical that Congress respond to their issues. That is why this week I joined with my colleagues to restart the Suburban Caucus - to fight for these suburban families. Our new Caucus will address the challen... Read more

  • Wittman Holds First Meeting of First District Career and Technical Education Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WOODBRIDGE – Last week, Congressman Rob Wittman hosted the inaugural meeting of his First Congressional District Career and Technical Education Task Force. He created this task force to address our regional issues in regards to better preparing students through Career and Technical Education (CTE) to meet the current and future needs of our workforce. “Currently, businesses across America are facing a severe talent shortage due to a lack of vocational education and technical training,” said Witt... 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

  • Weekly Update: A Message to All Graduates
    Posted in Weekly Updates on June 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Across the First District, thousands of high school seniors are celebrating - celebrating the years of dedication and hard work it has taken to be able to walk across that stage, diploma in hand, and declare themselves a graduate. What an achievement. Last weekend, I had the pleasure of addressing the graduating class of Lancaster County High School during their commencement ceremony on Saturday. I wanted to share some of what I said as a message to all graduates in the First District as they pr... Read more

  • Weekly Update: 2019 is Halfway Over
    Posted in Weekly Updates on June 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors, Defense, Transportation & Infrastructure , Environment, Education

    Friend- 2019 is halfway over. It has been a busy year, and June was certainly a busy month. I hosted the third meeting of my Rural Broadband Task Force, broke ground on the 10-mile extension of I-95 Express Lanes in Fredericksburg, fought for our armed forces in this year’s NDAA committee markup, and took the time to visit with folks over breakfast. If you haven’t taken a moment to share your priorities with me, I’d like to hear what issues you want to see me focus on in the second half of 2019.... Read more

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