Rob Wittman's Weekly Update

Congressman Rob Wittman
2014-11-03 09:27:54
Rob Wittman's Weekly Update ========================================== As the air has gotten colder and children have grown excited for Halloween, I�ve been traversing the First District and speaking with a number of you on the road. Last week, I had the privilege of visiting many great folks at various places and gatherings, such as an event in King George recognizing the importance of afterschool programs, a meeting of the Naval Support Activity South Potomac Community Relations Council, a veterans peer support group meeting in Fredericksburg, and a tour of the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission in Woodbridge. The ideas and suggestions from these folks, as well as many others, truly provide the framework for the decisions I make in Washington. It was also a pleasure speaking to York High School students studying government. I enjoyed hearing their thoughts about the important policy discussions happening in Congress, and to explain how my background in local and state office has helped me understand just how much of an impact Washington�s policies can have on our localities and states. For this reason, a budget based on the normal, expected legislative process, where budgets and appropriations bills are passed on time, is necessary, so that our small businesses, localities, states, and military can have some certainty over what to expect from the federal government. During a terrific tour of Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Yorktown, I was able to see some of the new construction and gain a better understanding of the installation�s day-to-day operations. The men and women at NWS Yorktown are doing a fantastic job serving and protecting this nation alongside active duty military, DOD civilians, and the defense-contracting workforce around the Commonwealth. These types of visits allow me to witness firsthand the efforts of the men and women who serve this country, and directly inform my work on the House Armed Services Committee. My NWS Yorktown visit is a great reminder of the importance of continuing to fight against the disastrous defense cuts known as sequestration, which are fast approaching. These cuts will be debilitating for our national defense capabilities, and will have a devastating effect on our military�s readiness. As Chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee, I am eager to return to Washington and continue sounding the alarm on the necessity of eliminating these cuts and fighting to restore critical defense funding. Sequestration is just one of the issues facing our nation that must be addressed. Back in August, I demanded that Congress remain in Washington to address these issues, and I have been adamant since then that as long as work remains, our elected leaders should be in the Capitol to find solutions. I look forward to taking your thoughts and ideas back with me to Washington. The main streets of Virginia�s First District are full of ideas to get our economy back on track, and your feedback is critically important to me as I serve you. I can be reached by telephone at (202) 225-4261, through my website (www.wittman.house.gov [link 1]), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/reprobwittman [link 2]), and via Twitter (www.twitter.com/robwittman [link 3]) ========================================== Visit: wittman.house.gov _____________________________________ OFFICES Yorktown Office ================ 401 Main Street � Yorktown, VA 23690 � Phone: (757) 874-6687 Stafford Office ======================= 95 Dunn Drive, Ste. 201 � Stafford, Virginia 22556 � Phone: (540) 659-2734 � Fax: (540) 659-2737 Tappahannock Office ==================== 508 Church Lane � Tappahannock, VA 22560 � Phone: (804) 443-0668 Washington D.C. Office ======================= 2454 Rayburn House Office Building � Washington, DC 20515 � Phone: (202) 225-4261 ============================================================= Unsubscribe: wittman.congressnewsletter.net/mail/util.cfm Privacy Policy: www.house.gov/content/site_tools/privacy_policy.php

As the air has gotten colder and children have grown excited for Halloween, I�ve been traversing the First District and speaking with a number of you on the road. Last week, I had the privilege of visiting many great folks at various places and gatherings, such as an event in King George recognizing the importance of afterschool programs, a meeting of the Naval Support Activity South Potomac Community Relations Council, a veterans peer support group meeting in Fredericksburg, and a tour of the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission in Woodbridge. The ideas and suggestions from these folks, as well as many others, truly provide the framework for the decisions I make in Washington.

It was also a pleasure speaking to York High School students studying government. I enjoyed hearing their thoughts about the important policy discussions happening in Congress, and to explain how my background in local and state office has helped me understand just how much of an impact Washington�s policies can have on our localities and states. For this reason, a budget based on the normal, expected legislative process, where budgets and appropriations bills are passed on time, is necessary, so that our small businesses, localities, states, and military can have some certainty over what to expect from the federal government.

During a terrific tour of Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Yorktown, I was able to see some of the new construction and gain a better understanding of the installation�s day-to-day operations. The men and women at NWS Yorktown are doing a fantastic job serving and protecting this nation alongside active duty military, DOD civilians, and the defense-contracting workforce around the Commonwealth. These types of visits allow me to witness firsthand the efforts of the men and women who serve this country, and directly inform my work on the House Armed Services Committee.

My NWS Yorktown visit is a great reminder of the importance of continuing to fight against the disastrous defense cuts known as sequestration, which are fast approaching. These cuts will be debilitating for our national defense capabilities, and will have a devastating effect on our military�s readiness. As Chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee, I am eager to return to Washington and continue sounding the alarm on the necessity of eliminating these cuts and fighting to restore critical defense funding.

Sequestration is just one of the issues facing our nation that must be addressed. Back in August, I demanded that Congress remain in Washington to address these issues, and I have been adamant since then that as long as work remains, our elected leaders should be in the Capitol to find solutions. I look forward to taking your thoughts and ideas back with me to Washington.

The main streets of Virginia�s First District are full of ideas to get our economy back on track, and your feedback is critically important to me as I serve you. I can be reached by telephone at (202) 225-4261, through my website (www.wittman.house.gov), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/reprobwittman), and via Twitter (www.twitter.com/robwittman)

Offices
Yorktown Office
401 Main Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone: (757) 874-6687
Fax: (757) 874-7164
Stafford Office
95 Dunn Drive
Ste. 201
Stafford, Virginia 22556
Phone: (540) 659-2734
Fax: (540) 659-2737
Tappahannock Office
508 Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: (804) 443-0668
Fax: (804) 443-0671
Washington D.C. Office
2454 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4261
Fax: (202) 225-4382