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Wittman backs budget agreement, Brat votes no

By STAFF REPORT, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The Fredericksburg region's two Republican congressmen split on a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill approved by the House of Representatives this week, with 1st District Rep. Rob Wittman voting for it and 7th District Rep. Dave Brat voting against it.

VaNews March 23, 2018


Democratic candidates for 1st Congressional District talk gun control

By TROY JEFFERSON, Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily (Metered paywall - 3 articles per month)

Prospective Democratic candidates looking to unseat Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Mechanicsville, shared similar views on gun control. Vangie Williams, Edwin Santana and John Suddarth participated in a candidate forum on Thursday night at Legacy Hall.

VaNews March 2, 2018


Democratic candidates weigh in on gun control, education at forum

By JACK JACOBS, Virginia Gazette (Metered Paywall - 4 Articles per Month)

Candidates vying for the Democratic nod to challenge Rep. Rob Wittman in the 1st Congressional District outlined their positions on gun control, education and healthcare at a forum Thursday. While coming from varied backgrounds — Edwin Santana a former Marine, John Suddarth a businessman and Army veteran and Vangie Williams a strategic planner — the candidates hewed to a similar progressive message.

VaNews March 2, 2018


Sawyers ends campaign for Congress in 1st District

By ALEX KOMA, Inside NOVA

Prince William County School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers is dropping his bid for Congress. Sawyers announced Feb. 27 that he suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination in the race to unseat Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st District, for “personal and professional reasons” in a statement.

VaNews February 28, 2018


Fredericksburg-area congressmen split on budget deal

By JEFF BRANSCOME, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

U.S. Rep. Dave Brat assailed the bipartisan budget deal passed by Congress on Friday, calling it “generational theft” that “lacks any element of fiscal restraint.” “I am a small-government Republican, and this bill fails to rein in an already massive federal government,” stated Brat, whose 7th District includes much of Spotsylvania County and all of Culpeper and Orange counties.

VaNews February 10, 2018


Democrats in 1st District far behind in cash race

By ALEX KOMA, Inside NOVA

Prince William County School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers has fallen a bit behind in the cash race among the group of Democrats vying to challenge Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st District, this fall. According to new campaign finance documents released this month, Wittman still boasts a massive lead in both money raised and cash in the bank over the four Democrats running against him

VaNews February 7, 2018


Wittman urges more broadband access for rural areas

By CATHY DYSON, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman is urging President Trump to include policies that promote broadband investments in any upcoming infrastructure package. In a letter to the president, the Republican congressman, whose 1st District includes much of the Fredericksburg region, said high-speed internet access “is critical to economic growth, job creation,

VaNews January 24, 2018


Fredericksburg area's GOP congressmen divided on short-term funding bill

By JEFF BRANSCOME, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The Fredericksburg region’s Republican congressmen found themselves divided on a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown. Rep. Rob Wittman, whose 1st District includes much of the Fredericksburg region, voted against the continuing resolution to fund the government at current levels through Feb. 16, calling it a “short-term solution to a long-term problem" that, "on principle … is simply something I could not support.”

VaNews January 20, 2018


The importance of community and technical colleges for the industrial base

By ROB WITTMAN, published in Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

The maritime industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia accounts for a substantial proportion of jobs and wages for Virginians and supports critical national priorities, specifically commerce and defense. According to the American Maritime Partnership, Virginia ranks as the #1 shipyard state in the nation

Wittman represents the 1st District of Virginia.

VaNews December 18, 2017


Virginia congressmen, senators back reauthorizing Children’s Health Insurance Program

By ALLISON BROPHY CHAMPION, Culpeper Star Exponent (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

Republican and Democrat members of Congress from Virginia are asking U.S. Senate leaders to take action to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Fredericksburg-area Reps. Rob Wittman, R–1st District, and Dave Brat, R–7th District, issued a joint statement on Thursday with four other members of Virginia’s congressional delegation

VaNews December 18, 2017