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VaNews for Rob Wittman

Wittman fields questions at town hall at VIMS

By PETER J. TEAGLE, Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross) held his first of four town hall meetings at Watermen’s Hall on the Gloucester Point campus of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on Tuesday, March 19, answering questions submitted by his constituents on issues from the economy and defense to the environment and health care.

VaNews March 29, 2019

Wittman talks transportation and immigration at Stafford town hall meeting

By JAMES SCOTT BARON, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Transportation, border security, immigration and the government shutdown were among the issues addressed by Rep. Rob Wittman, R–1st District, during a town hall meeting in Stafford County this week. Thursday evening’s session was Wittman’s third of four town halls he scheduled throughout his district this month. The final one was in Hanover County on Friday night.

VaNews March 25, 2019

Senators join effort to boost funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup

By TAMARA DIETRICH, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Senators from Maryland and West Virginia introduced legislation Thursday to match Virginia Rep. Elaine Luria's call in the House to boost Chesapeake Bay Program cleanup funds to nearly half a billion dollars over five years. Luria announced her bill Wednesday along with co-sponsors Reps. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Newport News, Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, and Democrat John Sarbanes of Maryland’s 3rd District.

VaNews March 8, 2019

After deadly Navy accidents, problems still exist

By HUGH LESSIG, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Problems identified after a pair of at-sea accidents killed 17 sailors in 2017 still persist across the Navy, and those at the top must do more to address them, key lawmakers said Tuesday. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, said the challenges go beyond specific causes and “will take years of leadership focus and sustained funding to correct.”

VaNews February 27, 2019

Wittman wants to stop members of Congress from flying first class

By JENNA PORTNOY, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) has introduced a bill that would prohibit members of Congress from flying first class at taxpayers’ expense, a perk under increased scrutiny during the partial federal government shutdown. Wittman’s bill would apply to all travel regardless of the shutdown, but he expects lawmakers to take a closer look at matters of congressional accountability once the government reopens.

VaNews January 25, 2019

Shutdown: Congress shouldn’t get paid during standoff, Va. rep says


As the government shutdown stretches into its 21st day — and is poised to become the longest in history while stranding 800,000 federal workers without pay — one Virginia representative tells WTOP that until Congress gets the job done and ends the three-week impasse, those politicians shouldn’t get paid either. “It just seems like, to me, that reasonable people can get in a room together and find a place where there’s common ground,” U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, a Virginia Republican, told WTOP Friday morning.

VaNews January 12, 2019

Scott seeks committee chairmanship; Wittman will be ranking member on seapower subcommittee

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

The change in control of the U.S. House from Republican to Democratic in Tuesday’s election means changes for Virginia’s delegation starting next year. Rep. Bobby Scott, D-3rd, wrote a letter to his colleagues Wednesday saying he’d like to be chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

VaNews November 8, 2018

Republican Rob Wittman wins re-election

By STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st, topped Democratic challenger Vangie Williams on Tuesday and was elected to a sixth full term representing a sprawling district that includes Hanover and New Kent counties in the Richmond area.

VaNews November 7, 2018

Wittman, challenger Williams face off in 1st District

By JEFF BRANSCOME, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st, has enjoyed some relatively low-stress campaigns over the decade that he has represented the district, but he faces a spirited challenge this year from Democrat Vangie Williams.

VaNews November 2, 2018

Vangie Williams campaign sign vandalized in Prince William; Wittman condemns action

By ASHLEY LUCK, Tidewater Review

First Congressional District candidate Vangie Williams recently discovered one of her campaign signs was vandalized in Prince William County.

VaNews November 2, 2018