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Virginia Delegation Sends Letter to SecNav Spencer on Maritime Commerce

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office The entire Virginia Delegation, led by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-4), joined together to send a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer, regarding the Navy’s role in the widening of the Thimble Shoals Channel in Hampton Roads that supports operations of both the Port of Virginia …

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Medha Gupta Named as Winner of 2017 Congressional App Challenge

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) today announced the winner of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. “Virginia’s 10th District is full of hardworking students who have each built innovative apps on their own time as part of their desire to succeed in the STEM fields which continue to be critical in today’s economy. Congratulations to this …

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Rep. Comstock Chairs Hearing Addressing the Head Health Challenge

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Comstock chaired a hearing on Dec. 13 at the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology on the Head Health Challenge: Preventing Head Trauma from the Football Field to Shop Floor to Battlefield. The hearing reviewed the results of the Head Health Challenge, a private-public partnership designed to …

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Wittman Votes No on Two-Week CR

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted “no” on H.J.Res. 123 – Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018. The bill extends existing discretionary appropriations at current levels through Dec. 22, 2017 and temporarily extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through Dec. 31, 2017.  “Yet again we find ourselves budgeting by crisis,” Wittman said. “We …

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Supervisor Principi Introduces Resolution to Address Opioid Crisis

Provided by Supervisor Frank J. Principi’s Office At today’s Prince William Board of County Supervisors meeting, Woodbridge Supervisor Frank J. Principi introduced a resolution to immediately invest $200,000 dollars to address existing unmet opioid treatment needs and reduce wait list lengths and times. “Several weeks ago, we heard a very sobering presentation from County staff on the current opioid epidemic.  …

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Rep. Barbara Comstock Introduces METRO Accountability and Reform Act

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she introduced The METRO Accountability and Reform Act, the largest reform to Metro since its inception: “This Metro reform legislation represents a culmination of over a year of working together with a wide array of experts with an incredible combined experience in transportation,” said Congresswoman …

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Full Funding Announced for Repairs of Arlington Memorial Bridge

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the announcement that repairs for Arlington Memorial Bridge will be fully funded: “Arlington Memorial Bridge has been structurally deficient for far too long.  Over 68,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day and commuters who rely on this bridge deserve to travel safely to and from …

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Wittman Reintroduces Adoption Information Act

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), joined by Adoption Caucus Chairman Trent Franks (AZ-08), Values Action Caucus Chairwoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14), Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01), Congressman Jody B. Hice (GA-10), Congressman Thomas Massie (KY-04), Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07), and Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02), reintroduced the Adoption Information Act. This bill would …

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DMV to Offer Services at Local Libraries in December and January

Provided by Prince William County Representatives from the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles, or DMV, will open “DMV Connects” at several area libraries in December and January to help people with getting identification cards, drivers’ licenses, veterans’ ID cards, vehicle titles, registrations and more. According to the DMV website, DMV Connects is an outreach program to serve people who may …

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House Passes Comstock Legislation Combating Sexual Harassment

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the House passed by voice vote H. Res. 630, her legislation combating sexual harassment in Congress: “There is no room for sexual harassment in the workplace and we must have zero tolerance for harassment of any kind, especially in Congress.  This legislation we passed here …

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