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VaNews for Rob Wittman

Reps. Brat, Wittman, McEachin back mandatory sexual harassment training for lawmakers and staff

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

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.

VaNews November 30, 2017

Wittman pitches House Republican tax plan during Fredericksburg stop

By KRISTIN DAVIS, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

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.

VaNews November 4, 2017

Wittman promises channel markers will return

By SHERRY HAMILTON, Gazette-Journal

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.

VaNews November 3, 2017

Hampton Roads' congressmen laud their camaraderie at Norfolk event, but show they're wide apart on tax cuts

By BILL BARTEL , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

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.

VaNews October 20, 2017

Wittman confident in Trump Afghanistan plan

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

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.

VaNews October 4, 2017

Wittman: Congressional irresponsibility is wrecking the military

By ROB WITTMAN, published in Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

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.

Rob Wittman represents Virginia’s 1st District in the U.S. House. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee

VaNews September 25, 2017

Wittman: House committee seeks answers for naval collisions

By ROB WITTMAN, published in Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

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:

U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman represents the 1st Congressional District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.

VaNews September 7, 2017

Sawyers leads Dems in fundraising for 1st District race, but still way behind Wittman

By ALEX KOMA, Sun Gazette

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.

VaNews July 21, 2017

Corey Stewart mulls next move on his political chess board

By ALEX KOMA, Sun Gazette

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.

VaNews June 19, 2017

Close Virginia race shows Trump poses risks to Republican incumbents

By W. JAMES ANTLE III, Washington Examiner

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.

VaNews June 16, 2017