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  • 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

  • Wittman's Weekly: No More Continuing Resolutions
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    In the age of procrastination and irresponsible spending in Washington, continuing resolutions (CR) have become a comfortable fall back for Congress. Instead of buckling down and getting spending bills done on time through measured debate, lawmakers look to last-minute, stop-gap measures to fund the federal government. The last time Congress was able to maintain regular operations without a continuing resolution was in 1996—two decades ago. I believe it’s time for Congress to move past the age o... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Working on Your Behalf
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Environment, Reforming Congress

    What we see in Washington today – partisan bickering, investigations, policy stalemates - is an example of where differences are highlighted, but indeed we should be looking at what we have in common, because I do believe there is more common ground than any of us realize. My focus as your Representative in Congress is to work on behalf of the people of the First District and their top concerns, and I will continue to serve as a strong supporter and vocal advocate for these ideas and principles ... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: We Need Accountability
    Posted in Weekly Updates on July 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    Congress has so much left to get done – not only passing our 12 funding bills but working on legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Americans, secure our border, fix our crumbling roads and bridges, rein in out of control spending, and so much more. Instead of staying to get the work done, Speaker Pelosi is giving members a six-week legislative recess – leaving Congress just 13 legislative days to fund the government when we return. Not only that, she even made us leave a day ea... Read more

  • Wittman: We must get our nation’s fiscal house in order
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting “no” on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019: “It is imperative that we get our nation’s fiscal house in order and work to address our debt and deficit – or else we continue to push the problems of today onto our children and grandchildren. The longer we fail to address our nation’s spending problem, the harder it becomes to solve the problem of our country’s crippling debt. I have long advocated for budgetary certain... 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

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