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November in Photos


I hope you and your family had a restful and blessed Thanksgiving. I know that I enjoyed reflecting back on all I had to be thankful for from this past year.

Earlier this month, I spent several days traveling across the district celebrating Veterans Day and honoring the sacrifices of our nation's heroes. Over Thanksgiving week, I got to spend time with our soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan. I had the opportunity to thank these soldiers for their service andsacrifice in defense of our freedom. Our delegation, including several other members of Congress, met with senior military and diplomatic leaders in the region to receive updates on continued anti-terrorism efforts.

Back home, I hadthe chance to discuss some of my other priorities across the district such as expanding broadband access and promoting economic development.

Take a look at what I was up to throughout the month below. I hope your November was just as filled with thanksgiving as mine was.

Right before Thanksgiving, I traveled to Afghanistanalongside Representatives Jim Banks, R-Indiana; Bill Flores, R-Texas; Conor Lamb, D-Pennsylvania; Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana; and Tom Suozzi, D-New York to meet with our service members.


We met with General Austin Miller,commander of US forces in Afghanistan, to receive a brief on the progress made in the fight against ISIS and our cooperation with Afghan forces

Our delegation met with the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, to discuss continued anti-terrorism efforts in conjunction with the Afghan military.


Back home, I met with Occoquan District Supervisor Ruth Anderson to visit Old Bridge Road and discuss congestion solutions.

I facilitated multiple Capitol tours for constituents this month. Did you know my office can help you set up a tour?

I held a Federal Employee Telephone Town Hall in conjunction with the Office of Personnel and Management to answer questions for federal employees about open enrollment and retiree issues.

Stafford County Scout Troop 1410 stopped by my office to talk about leadership in public office and my work in representing the First District..

I joined theFredericksburg Area Veterans Council for their annualVeterans Day Ceremony to commemorate the service of our nation's heroes and share how the 115th Congress worked to support veterans.


I joined Governor Northam at Premier Tech for an important economic development announcement in the First District. Premier Tech will invest $1.89 million to expand its peat moss mixing and distribution facility in King and Queen County and create 20 jobs.

King George County Supervisor Ruby Brabo and I joined KGI Communications and Baicells to discuss a new broadband deployment here in the First District.

I visitedDar Al Noor Mosque in Manassas to discuss the status of religious liberty in our nation and the persecution of theUyghurs, a Muslim minority ethnic group in China.

This month's clips

Wittman updates supervisors on issues affecting county (Richmond Times Dispatch)

Scott seeks committee chairmanship; Wittman will be ranking member on seapower subcommittee (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Rob Wittman wants to strengthen military, spur economic growth (WVTR)

King George company tries another solution for internet problems (Free Lance-Star)

School needs addressed on legislative tour (Gazette Journal)

Rep. Soto sees potential progress in tour of Afghanistan (St. Augustine Record)

Lawmaker fights for change at the Coleman Bridge (13 News Now)

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.