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Weekly Update: Around the First District

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Washington, September 24, 2018 | comments

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When Congress is not in session, Ispend my time traveling all across the First District visiting with folks, answering questions about what’s going on in Washington, and making sure you get connected with my staff if you have a casework issue. On a given district work week, I hold frequent constituent forums, stop by businesses, and meet with local groups. While you can always keep up with me on my Facebook and Instagram pages, I thought I’d share with you some of the stops I made in the district during this week.

MONDAY

I spoke with the New Kent Educational Foundation about my work to connect students with good paying jobs through CTE and STEM programs.

TUESDAY

I dropped off some school supplies and visited with teachers and school officials at Rosa Parks Elementary in Woodbridge.

I spoke with folks at the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce about the strength of our economy. From record low levels of unemployment to rising wages to record high consumer confidence, the polices this Congress has put in place are working.

I toured Diaz Foods Distribution center in Manassas to hear about the role tax reform has played in their business.

WEDNESDAY

I joined the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce to talk about ways Congress can work alongside states and localities to eliminate barriers to expanding broadband access in rural Virginia.

I had the pleasure of visiting Rappahannock Goodwill Industries to meet with their CEO, tour the facility,and learn more about their mission and services to folks in our area.

I heard from the fire fighters at Stafford Local 4012 about ways Congress can continue to support our first responders.

THURSDAY

I met with the New Kent Chamber of Commerce for a business roundtable discussion to hear from business owners how I can continue to be a voice for the polices that help our Virginia small businesses succeed.

I stopped by Proclaiming Grace Outreach to hear how they serve folks in New Kent and James City Counties through their food pantry and thrift shop.

FRIDAY

I hosted a Hanover Veterans Forum at VFW Post 9808 to learn more about what issues First District veterans are experiencing and share some of the bills we’ve passed this Congress to expand and improve veterans’ access to their hard-earned benefits.

I toured Anton-Paar USA Inc in Ashland to meet with employees, provide a Capitol Hill update, and hear how this Congress can continue working to alleviate the regulatory and compliance burden on businesses.

I really enjoyed getting out in the community to interact with constituents regarding the issues most important to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me so I can best represent you.

Sincerely,

Rob

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