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  • 10 stories you don't want to miss
    Posted in Weekly Updates on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Hey Folks, April was a busy month for me! I spent time speaking with constituents at a variety of different events in the district, received the Navy League’s Sea Services Award for my efforts on behalf of the Navy, promoted STEM and CTE programs, sponsored Chaplain Scott Foust to offer the opening prayer in the House of Representatives, and more. Check out my happenings in April through the photos, op-eds, and news clips below. Want to receive more frequent updates? Click here. I spoke with Vet... Read more

  • Wittman Pushes for Rural Broadband Access
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Environment, Energy, Education

    Wittman Pushes for Rural Broadband Access WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Congressman Rob Wittman attended the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association Annual Cable Show (VCTA) where he discussed the importance of expanding access to broadband in rural Virginia. “Almost half of rural Virginians lack access to high-speed internet and another 29% lack access to any internet service at all,” Wittman said. “Many often only have one provider or even none. My Broadband Taskforce seeks to find solutio... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Top 8 VA-01 Priorities in the Omnibus
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Transportation, Environment, Education

    Weekly Update: Top 8 VA-01 Priorities in the Ominbus By Rob Wittman March 24, 2018 This week, Congress passed a critical funding bill that finally provides increased, stable funding for our military. More than that though, this bill funded many of the priorities of the constituents of the First Congressional District. Here are the eight reasons why I voted for this spending package: 1. It pledges to rebuild our military. I believe it is our primary constitutional responsibility to provide for th... Read more

  • Stories you won't want to miss
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Environment, Education

    Friend- I spent a majority of this month back in the district meeting with folks from all across VA-01. Take a look at what I was up to during February: I met some government students from Stafford High School outside the Capitol to give them a quick update on the latest happenings in Washington and answer their questions about public service. Since Virginia is a leading innovator in the emerging industry of aquaculture, I joined Sea Grant Virginia for a critical discussion on the state of colla... Read more

  • Did You Know?
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Education

    Friend- Did you know my staff and I strive to make sure you get answers to your questions, have easy access to every constituent service, and know what is happening both in Washington and across Virginia’s First District? Did you know I was recently named a finalist for the Congressional Management Foundation's Democracy Award for Transparency and Accountability? This recognition is for the work my office has done to provide clear, relevant information to constituents and publicly acknowledge me... Read more

  • Want to compete in the Congressional Art Competition?
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Friend- Each spring, the Congressional Institute and participating Members of Congress sponsor An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide high school visual art competition that recognizes and encourages artistic talent in each congressional district. Since the pilot competition in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. The annual Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students currently living in the First District. Children of service members who are station... Read more

  • Members of VA Delegation recommend TCC be designated a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy, Education

    Members of VA Delegation recommend TCC be designated a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) was joined by U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine, Representatives Taylor, Scott, and McEachin in writing a letter to the Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, requesting that Tidewater Community College (TCC) be designated a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence. This designation will allow TCC to partner with the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to re... Read more

  • Weekly Update: My Legislative Priorities for 2018
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Education, Reforming Congress

    Weekly Update: My Legislative Priorities for 2018 By Rob Wittman January 27, 2018 This year we are already off to an amazing start. Just one month into 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is delivering. Over 2 million American workers have already seen the benefits of tax reform. Companies across the country have been announcing bonuses, pay raises, and investments, and I’m sure there will be more good news to come. As the legislative calendar starts to pick up, I want to make sure you know what my ... 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 - 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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