Wittman Visits with Local Chambers of Commerce
WASHINGTON – This week and last, Congressman Wittman met with members of the Prince William County, New Kent and Williamsburg Chambers of Commerce to discuss the issues important to businesses in the First Congressional District.
“We had extremely productive conversations,” Rep. Wittman said. “The PWC Chamber, the New Kent Chamber, and the Williamsburg Chamber are all laser focused on the issues that are matter to those in the community.”
Last Tuesday, Congressman Wittman met with members of the PWC Chamber in Manassas where they focused primarily on issues like workforce development, the effects of tax reform on small businesses, and the impact of defense spending in the region.
“Virginia’s role in our nation’s defense is critical,” Wittman said. “Accordingly, defense spending accounts for 20% of all economic production across the Commonwealth. Virginia has 884,000 defense-supported jobs, with a large portion of that concentrated in Northern Virginia in areas such as Prince William County. I look forward to working with the PWC Chamber to support our military and those that work to ensure they have the resources they need to be successful.”
Last Thursday, Rep. Wittman traveled to the New Kent County Administration Building to attend a Business Roundtable hosted by the New Kent Chamber of Commerce to discuss issues facing their business community.
“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has helped our region by lowering tax rates on small businesses, putting more money back in the pockets of families, and putting policies in place to keep U.S. companies from going overseas. The results of this reform have been indisputable: unemployment is at historic lows, job openings are at record highs, and small business optimism is high. I will continue to work with local businesses and decision-makers to support our communities,” said Wittman.
Finally, this morning, Congressman Wittman sat down with the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce to discuss what he is doing in Washington to help businesses in Virginia.
“We discussed how small businesses in the area are benefiting from tax reform, whether it’s passing savings along to employees and consumers or investing back in their business. One million jobs have been created since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became law and unemployment numbers are at their lowest point in decades. I believe it is absolutely critical that we support our job creators and I will continue to do that as Congress considers furthering these historic tax cuts with Tax 2.0,” Wittman said.
Congressman Rob Wittman represents the 1st District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.
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