The three congressmen whose districts include the Richmond region said Wednesday that they support a move by Congress to require annual sexual harassment training for members and staff.
Such training has been optional and rarely used.
Rep. Rob Wittman made a pitch for the new Republican tax plan during a stop in Stafford County Friday, calling it a pro-family, pro-economy proposal that would cut taxes for most Americans and ultimately raise wages, create jobs and bring businesses back to the U.S.
An edgy crowd of up to 300 mostly Mathews residents slammed U.S. Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers officials with questions and shouts of derision during a nearly three-hour meeting held last Friday at the Piankatank Ruritan Club at Hudgins.
Moderated by Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), the meeting was held to address residents’ concerns about the recent removal of channel markers in Davis Creek and Hole in the Wall, both Mathews County waterways.
Hampton Roads’ four congressmen eagerly stressed at a luncheon Thursday that they work closely together on many issues such as defense spending, a linchpin of the region’s economy.
But they also displayed sharp partisan differences on fundamental issues such as taxes and health care.
U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman on Tuesday expressed confidence in President Donald Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan as the administration sought to assure Congress that it will move the 16-year-old war in the right direction.
The Constitution clearly outlines the responsibilities for Congress and its duties for the national defense, specifically to “raise an army” and to “build and maintain a navy.” Congress accomplishes these duties by budgeting and properly funding our armed forces — but properly funding and budgeting our military does not mean passing Continuing Resolutions (CRs).
Passing CRs has become the norm in Washington for the past eight years. A CR keeps last year’s funding the same until a budget can eventually be passed.
In the early morning hours of Aug. 21, the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC, a 30,000-ton oil tanker, as the McCain was en route to Singapore for a routine port visit. The collision resulted in the loss of 10 McCain sailors.
Unfortunately, this event sounds too familiar:
Prince William County School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers holds an early fundraising lead over his Democratic opponents in the race to challenge Rep. Rob Wittman, R-1st District, but the longtime congressman still boasts a hefty war chest ahead of the 2018 midterms.
Ed Gillespie managed to parlay a close loss to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner into a successful bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination this year – now, Corey Stewart is wondering whether he can use his own close call against Gillespie to slingshot into a senatorial bid of his own.
A close Virginia gubernatorial primary that saw a fervent supporter of President Trump nearly upset a well-funded and organized Republican establishment candidate is being seen as a sign that Trump's support could put some incumbent Republicans in jeopardy.
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie barely beat Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart Tuesday by a little over 1 percentage point, a victory margin of just 4,323 votes out of 366,114 cast.