Next week, August recess comes to a close as members head back to Washington. Before the end of September, we have to pass the remaining appropriations bills necessary to fund our government.
I spent the month of August traveling throughout in the First District taking meetings, helping constituents with casework, and answering questions about current policy issues. From the 26 business I visited and 24 different community events I attended, I got the chance to hear from a lot of you about what you’d like to see Congress tackle in the coming months.
If you haven’t already, please let me know what issues you are most interested in so I can better represent you in Washington.
In the meantime, take a look at some of the stops I made across the First District this August.
This week, I spent the day in Williamsburg! My first stop was speaking with the Crown Colony Club - discussing veterans issues, our booming economy, and other issues we are working on in Washington.
I spent the day in Fauquier, meeting with businesses in the community. We talked about the results of our booming economy and what they need to continue to be successful.
Spent time taking questions and talking about what's on Congress' agenda this fall with Rappahannock Fredericksburg Rotary Club, PB Mares, and Geico in Fredericksburg.
I got to discuss critical habitat conservation efforts in the First District with Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve - VA & Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
I enjoyed a business tour in Fredericksburg & Stafford. After sharing the ways this Congress has created a climate for businesses to succeed, I got to talk with business leaders about what more we can do to get government out of the way and continue to grow our economy.
I met with several different NARFE chapters throughout the district, talking about how we must preserve benefits for federal employees.
I got to present the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge with a signed copy of the Keep America's Refuges Operational Act after spending some time cleaning up trash by the river, clearing trails, and weeding in the garden with refuge volunteers and the Youth Conservation Corps.
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The Globe & Laurel restaurant, Marine Corps veteran Rick Spooner's historic pub, celebrates 50 years (Free Lance Star)
Nuke Sub Launch Tube Problems Found: ‘Warning Flags Are Up’ (Breaking Defense)
Wittman offering fellowship (Inside NoVa)
Wittman Introduces Bill to Conserve Fish Habitat (Prince William Living)
Clarkson: New bill would permanently fund National Fish Habitat Partnership (Richmond Times Dispatch)
Hampton Roads Chamber hosting congressional forum in Norfolk (10WAVY)
30th Annual Nansemond Indian Pow Wow held in Suffolk (WTKR)
Region's congressmen agree on supporting defense but far apart on tax cuts that increase federal debt (Virginian Pilot)
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It's an honor to serve you and Virginia's First District in the People's House.