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  • A note for our educators
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Friend- This month, I had the privilege of meeting with Rhett Woo at my office here in Washington. A teacher in Williamsburg, Woo was one of 200 educators here attending the STEM Research Teachers Conference. Strengthening America’s education system is important to promoting our economic security and ensuring our democracy. I believe preparing young people with the skills and knowledge to compete in a global economy requires an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and math. Like y... Read more

  • STEM is key to Virginia’s manufacturing jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Friend- Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting idX Corporation’s facility in Spotsylvania, Virginia, ahead of their ribbon cutting next month. During my tour of the facility, I learned about their role as one of the largest retail environment manufacturers and their new presence here in Virginia. In my meetings across the First District, I’ve heard from businesses and manufacturers, like idX, that they are worried about the future of our workforce. It is imperative that we equip the students ... Read more

  • How to ease the burden of higher education costs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Friend- Did you know that September is National College Savings Month? As the husband of a teacher, I see first-hand the issues facing our education system today. Our students are competing in a global economy and it is essential we equip them with both the skills and education needed to succeed in the modern workplace. Just this Congress, I introduced a resolution (H.Res.369) recognizing May 29th as National 529 Day. A 529 plan is a savings account that families can use to help save and pay for... Read more

  • Preparing our workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Dear Friend- Preparing our nation’s students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce is critical to ensuring a healthy economy, so I wanted to update you on some of my district work in this area. This month, I toured the SON Metal Fabrication Plant in Ashland. This company works to combine sheet metal fabrication and machining to meet the needs of their many customers. I was able to meet with their incredible crew and hear about the educational steps they took to get to their current po... 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

  • Some summer reading
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Dear Friend- Like you, I care deeply about the education of our children; so I wanted to update you on what I have been doing in the First District to promote summer learning for elementary school-aged kids. This week I was a guest reader at the Falmouth YMCA for their Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program. This program is for rising first and second graders who are at risk for not reading at a third grade reading level. This extra practice is designed to keep them on track and reach their ful... Read more

  • Boosting workforce development in Virginia
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Education

    Dear Friend - Knowing of your interest in education and workforce development, I wanted to update you on my recent work in this critical area. Last week, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18 NDAA) with my strong support. This bill is the main mechanism through which Congress "provides for the common defense" of our nation. It equips, supplies, and trains our troops; cares for them and their families; and sets national security policy in a dangerous w... Read more

  • We're focused on jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Friend - Knowing of our shared interest in education, I wanted to update you on what I have been working on in Washington. This week, the House focused on workforce development by passing two bills that emphasize the importance of skills and education to getting a better job. These bills are part of our ongoing efforts to building a stronger national workforce and expanding job growth. As a member of the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, I was proud to vote in favor of these p... Read more

  • Reps. Wittman, Green Introduce Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Education

    WASHINGTON – WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Gene Green (D-TX) introduced legislation (H.R. 2286) intended to advance the capabilities of two-year community and technical colleges to assist the federal government and industry in securing the talent pipeline for domestic maritime industry jobs. "A well-trained, skilled maritime workforce is critical for our nation's economy and national security," said Rep. Wittman. "Advancing the capabilities of community and techn... Read more

  • Wittman Highlights Constituent Engagement in First 100 Days
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Energy, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON -- With Saturday marking 100 days into the Trump Administration, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) highlighted his constituent engagement efforts during that time in an email to First District residents. The email spotlighted the overall number of constituent contacts Rep. Wittman made during the first 100 days and also included figures for constituent correspondence received, responses sent, bills introduced, and forums held. "Listening to constituents is my top priority and helps me b... Read more

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