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Washington, September 11, 2017 | comments
Hi Folks-
We have a busy month ahead this September with Congress facing a host of important deadlines. Since Congress was out of session last month, I wanted to update you on my visits across Virginia’s First District this August. Representing you in the People’s House is my top priority. Scroll down to take a look at what I’ve been up to lately.



I met with staff at The Haven in Warsaw, VA who are working to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, while empowering survivors to build violence free lives. I was proud to share with them the work the House is doing to combat human trafficking and support victims of abuse.



I met with the Mattaponi Crime Solvers group in King William, Virginia on Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. I discussed what we are doing in Washington to support first responders and law enforcement personnel.



While visiting Vermeer Mid Atlantic, I heard about the challenges facing the manufacturing sector and share how I'm working to reform the tax code and roll back federal regulations.




I was honored to participate in a Veteran Pinning Ceremony to recognize the service of several Veterans at the Commonwealth Senior Living community in Farnham and to discuss my committment to ensuring our veterans can access the benefits they've earned through their service to a grateful nation.



I spoke with members of the Virginia Bankers Association about ways we in Congress can reduce the regulatory burden on our banks and empower the American entrepreneurial spirit.



I toured the SON Metal Fabrication Plant in Ashland. The employees explained to me the skills required to work at their plant and I gave an update on the House’s progress in workforce development legislation.



I read to students and talked about early childhood education at the YMCA summer learning loss prevention program. I spoke to the YMCA staff about the important role states and localties play in education when the federal government’s footprint is reduced.



I visited the Korean Armistice Agreement Monument in Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with Rep. Bordallo during my Congressional Delegation visit to India, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Guam. We met with senior civilian and military leaders to assess military readiness across service branches while learning about threats and opportunities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
I also wanted to share with you a few stories I was featured in this month. To keep up with all of my work around the First District and in Washington, connect with me on Facebook.
Lawmakers to grill Navy officials over fatal mishaps, Defense News
As the service looks to fill capabilities gaps, the US Navy eyes foreign designs, Defense News
Experts weigh in on why Navy ships keep colliding in the Pacific, Business Insider
CODEL on Guam to look into North Korean threats, PNC News First
10 Who Served at Sea: The Sailors Who Went Missing in the Navy Collision, New York Times
McCain calls for 'forceful action' in wake of destroyer collisions, Inside Defense
Why are so many Navy ships crashing?, CNN

Remember, you can share your thoughts and ideas with me and see the latest news on my work representing the First District by visiting my Facebook page, Twitter account, or Instagram feed.

As always, I want to hear from you when issues that concern you come before Congress. You can send me an email by visiting my website. You can also sign up to participate in my telephone town hall meetings by clicking here.

I look forward to hearing from you, and it's an honor to serve you and Virginia's First District in the People's House.

Sincerely,

Rob

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