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County Receives Additional Funding for Transportation Projects

Provided by Prince William County Prince William County recently got word that it will be receiving $244 million from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) for transportation projects over the next six years. The money will help with seven projects across the county, said Rick Canizales, director of the county’s Department of Transportation. “It is a great piece of news …

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Wittman Wants to Stay Until the Work is Done

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6147 Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, FY2019:  “As of today, the House is only completed half of the appropriations bills necessary to keep our government running. However, against my persistent calls, the Speaker plans to send …

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Comstock, Adams Introduce Bipartisan SUCCESS Act

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (D-NC) released the following statement after they introduced the bipartisan H.R. 6390, the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success (SUCCESS) Act, legislation designed to close the gender, race, and income gap in patenting rates.  Women hold less than 20% of all patents …

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Legislation Introduced to Combat Workplace Harassment

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Ted Poe (R-TX-02), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10), and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) have introduced H.R. 6406, Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act, to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding workplace harassment, and bolster transparency and accountability. A companion bill was …

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Important Information from Supervisor Ruth Anderson

Provided by Occoquan District Supervisor Ruth Anderson Recently, some pamphlets from KKK-affiliated individuals or groups were left at homes in certain areas of our county. Our Prince William County Police investigators are doing everything possible to find those responsible for these egregious acts. I personally condemn these horrible, divisive activities and I stand with our local NAACP members in their …

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Comstock Votes To Strengthen Intelligence Community

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock released the following statement after she voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 6237, the Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019: “Today I voted for H.R. 6237, the Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019.  This important legislation funds our …

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Wittman Votes for Better Fisheries Management

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of H.R. 200, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act:  “The Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization we passed today is important for the commercial and recreational fishermen who depend on access to our oceans and its resources, while also securing access to fresh, sustainable seafood for American consumers. …

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Comstock Named House Conferee to National Defense Authorization Act

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she was named a conferee to the final House and Senate negotiations of the National Defense Authorization Act: “This week I was named a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act,” said Congresswoman Barbara Comstock.  “This is an important opportunity to work with my colleagues …

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Rep. Rob Wittman Wins Democracy Award for Exemplary Public Service

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was named the winner by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) for their first-ever Democracy Awards. These awards recognize performance and achievement in congressional offices. Rep. Wittman received this recognition for his outstanding accomplishments in the category of Transparency and Accountability, which is awarded to the office that provides clear, relevant information …

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Rep. Comstock Introduces Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she introduced H.R. 6275, the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2018, legislation that provides federal employees with 12 weeks of paid leave: Congresswoman Barbara Comstock: “Yesterday, I introduced the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2018.  This legislation will provide federal employees with 12 weeks paid leave in the …

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