Driven by decades of technological advancements that have drastically altered the trajectory of education and workforce development systems, Virginia stands at the forefront of the shift toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The commonwealth is prepared to propel American innovation to new heights through a world-class education system and innovative industries.… Read more »
Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced that the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act hit a major milestone of obtaining 100 cosponsors, just nine months since the bipartisan bill’s introduction. The Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition, dedicated to championing and rallying support for the legislation, also continues to grow with more than 760 trade associations,… Read more »
Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted an informational STEM seminar at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to provide local school board members, administrators, and parents with information and resources to help prepare students for in-demand jobs and career opportunities in STEM fields. The congressman was joined by Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the National Science… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) testified to the Ways and Means Committee on H.R.1477 - the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act, which he introduced to increase access to educational workforce opportunities. This bipartisan bill, which currently has 65 cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, would permit the use of tax-advantaged 529 savings accounts to… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) announced the support of 17 organizations for their bipartisan Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act. The Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act will permit the use of 529 account funds to pay for postsecondary credential and training program expenses.
“I’m grateful for the support… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) reintroduced the bipartisan Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act, with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), which would permit the use of 529 account funds to pay for postsecondary credential program expenses.
“Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are… Read more »
NEW KENT, VA – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman hosted an Education Roundtable in New Kent County. The purpose of this roundtable was for Congressman Wittman to hear directly from division leadership and school board members in New Kent County about their education priorities and challenges, and for Congressman Wittman to give an update from Washington, D.C. Following the roundtable,… Read more »
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… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) offered his congratulations to Rappahannock Community College on receiving funding from the Department of Education’s TriO – Upward Bound program.
“This is both welcomed and well-deserved news for Rappahannock Community College,” said Congressman Wittman. “These federal dollars will help identify and provide… Read more »
As we start the new year, I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together. Representing my constituents in Virginia’s First District is my number one priority and a distinct honor. Last year was no doubt a year filled with challenges, but even in the face of hardships, folks in Virginia’s First District consistently proved resilient. As your Representative in… Read more »