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  • Wittman Named Finalist for CMF Democracy Awards
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) today announced that Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is a finalist for the Democracy Awards, CMF’s honors program recognizing non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices. Congressman Wittman was selected for outstanding achievement in the category of Constituent Service, which recognizes offices for their outstanding practices or achievements acting as ombudsmen with the federal government or responding to const... Read more

  • Wittman’s Weekly: Budget Process 101
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    Our nation’s debt is out of control – almost $23 trillion dollars. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that during the next 10 years, federal debt held by the public will surge from 81 percent to 98 percent of GDP — the highest debt level since just after World War II and more than twice the average level of the past 50 years. This week, we received the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2021. The President’s Budget included important deficit reduction measures - $4.6 trillion betwee... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Moving Forward
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    My motivation to come to Washington comes from my desire to serve the people of the First District every day. I am dedicated to getting real results to create a better Commonwealth and nation. However, the last few months have been completely dominated by a partisan impeachment process – causing legislating and productivity to come to a screeching halt. This week, the Senate voted to acquit President Trump of both articles of impeachment and I view this as a new beginning. On Tuesday, a hopeful ... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on President Trump’s Acquittal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following the Senate acquittal of President Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment: “Unhappy with the results of the 2016 election, Democrats have been working since before the election to build a case for impeachment against President Trump. This partisan impeachment process has finally come to an end, and it is clear – neither the Senate nor the American people believe there was adequate evidence to remove the president... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Environment, Reforming Congress

    Wittman Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following President Trump’s third State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Trump outlined a strong, visionary path forward for America that builds upon the successes of the last three years. Since the president took office, we have had unparalleled accomplishments: landmark tax reform, record job numbers, and unprecedented investments in our nation’s milit... 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 Votes NO on Articles to Impeach President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after NO on Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump: “Following the release of reports from the Oversight, Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Judiciary Committees, it is clear the hearings held by House Democrats over the last month have by no means proved President Trump committed an impeachable offense. Unhappy with the results of the election, House Democrats have been working to build a case for impeachment s... 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 Rejects Short-Term CR
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted "no" House Amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055 - Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019. “Yet again, Congress has kicked the can down the road,” Wittman said. “Our men and women in uniform are facing certain threats abroad, while the support for their training, equipment, and operations remains uncertain at home. Our highest priority should be keeping the Department of Defense full... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Impeachment
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Reforming Congress

    As I’ve been traveling throughout the First District these last few weeks, I’ve heard from folks from both sides of the aisle about the partisan politics taking place in Washington. Whether you are for or against an impeachment inquiry into actions by President Trump, I think we can all agree that any process moving forward needs to be a balanced, fair and transparent one. Instead, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats are electing to make this a closed-door, partisan process with no transparency a... Read more

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