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Congress accomplished a great deal of work this September. We passed landmark legislation to combat the opioid crisis. We also sent a government funding bill to the President's desk that delivers on-time, reliable funding for our military for the first time in a decade. These resources will allow our service members to meet current national security threats and plan for the future. 

The House also took the first step to build on the incredible economic growth we've seen this year by passing Tax 2.0. This bill would make the tax cuts for working-class families and small businesses permanent, promote family savings, and spur new business innovation. 

When I wasn't in Washington working on these critical issues, I was out and about in the First District continuing my work to expand access to rural broadband, promote key workforce development programs, and ensure our service members have the tools they need. Check out some of the visits I had this past month below:

The Greater Williamsburg Ducks Unlimited Chapter held its 14th Annual Fall Event, where I joined some area Greenwings in activities including coloring, decoy painting, calling tips, and dog handling. Today's youth are the conservationists of tomorrow. 

I stopped by Modern Day Marine at MCB Quantico to speak with some our service members.


I spoke at the National Wildlife Refuge Expo about how I worked across the aisle with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) to pass the Keep America's Refuges Operational Act that authorizes the volunteer programs critical to keeping our refuges up and running. 

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 received the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Virginia’s First District has a plethora of small businesses that are critical to the health of our economy, and I'm proud to fight for the policies that help them succeed. 

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

I spent an evening with International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3886 to celebrate their 20th anniversary and thank them for their service to our community. 

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 stopped by Brentsville Day in Bristow to talk with the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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

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 firefighters at Stafford Local 4012 about ways Congress can continue to support our first responders.

I received the "Guardian of Seniors' Rights Award" from the 60 Plus Association for my commitment to protect Medicare and Social Security.

I met with the New Kent Chamber of Commerce for a business roundtable discussion to hear from business owners on 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.

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.

This month's press releases: 

Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Introduced to Celebrate Urban Wildlife Refuges

Wittman Votes to Fully Fund Military

Wittman Visits with Local Chambers of Commerce

Wittman Continues to Fight for Broadband Access at Fredericksburg Chamber Event

Wittman Statement on CBO Analysis of Public/Private Shipyards

Wittman Applauds Completion of First Funding Bills

Wittman Named “Hero of Main Street” 

This month's news clips:

Wittman shares legislative highlights with Williamsburg Chamber (Daily Press)

Wittman Votes to Fully Fund Military (Prince William Living)

At least 180 lawmakers voice support for federal pay raise as Congress goes to conference (Federal News Radio)

US Navy to launch force structure assessment (Defense News)

355-Ship Navy Will Mean Extending Vessels Past Planned Lifespans: Admiral (

New Authorities Helping Navy Save Money on New Weapons; Sustainment Costs Still an Issue (USNI News)

Interview: Rep. Rob Wittman (Defense News)

At least 180 lawmakers voice support for federal pay raise as Congress goes to conference (Federal News Radio)

Editorial: Public shipyards are in dire need for a makeover (Virginian Pilot)

Lawmakers call on Trump to declare federal emergency (Virginia First)

Virginia Lawmakers Call on Trump to Declare Federal Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Florence (Townhall)

Vietnam veteran who's battled for VA benefits gets a respectful sendoff (Free Lance Star)

Wittman Statement on Completion of Appropriations Bills (Prince William Living)

New Navy Force Structure Assessment, 2018 Elections Could Change the Path to 355-Ship Fleet (USNI News)

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.




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