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Rep. Comstock Votes for Greater Whistleblower Protections For Federal Employees

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) voted in favor of the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 which passed the House today by a bipartisan vote. The legislation is named after former Veterans Affairs Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick, who took his own life after being disciplined by the VA after he suggested that other members …

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Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Wildlife Refuges Introduced

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), in a bipartisan effort to protect American wildlife, joined eight colleagues from both the House and Senate to introduce the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act. H.R. 3979 will reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership and education programs that help ensure Americans can visit, explore, fish, hunt, and …

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Virginia Delegation Sends Letter to Sec. Shulkin on Late Choice Payments

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office The entire Virginia Delegation, led by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), joined together to send a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr. David Shulkin, regarding the VA’s late payment to Veterans Choice Program (VCP) providers. In August of 2014, Congress authorized veterans to access private health providers to assist the overwhelmed VA …

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Wittman Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP):  “I am pleased with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to repeal the CPP following its careful review of this burdensome Obama Administration regulation. The CPP clearly exceeds the EPA’s regulatory authority, threatening the …

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Every Kid Has a Hero

And a Dream. OWL VFD wants you to know, your community needs you.  Operational and Administrative opportunities are available, for volunteers of all backgrounds and skill sets.  Visit www.owlvfd.org or call 703-675-9933 today.

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Wittman Supports House FY18 Budget Resolution

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of the House FY18 Budget, “Building a Better America”:  “Today I voted in favor of a FY18 budget that supports our troops, fiscal responsibility, and economic growth. Now more than ever, we must restore confidence in families, consumers, and businesses so that …

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Rep. Comstock On House Budget Resolution

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement on the Budget Resolution vote that occurred today: “I did not vote for the non-binding Budget Resolution that the House passed today because of my concerns about the negative effects on our federal employees and my longstanding commitment to represent them.  As I have consistently maintained, we cannot balance the federal …

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Local Officials Unveil New Prince William County Veterans Treatment Docket

Provided by Del. Richard Anderson’s Office On Oct. 3, Delegate Rich Anderson (R-51), Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (R-31), and Supervisor Ruth Anderson (Occoquan) stood together to unveil Prince William County General District Court’s new veterans’ treatment docket. In recognition of the toll on Virginia’s veterans that accompanies military service, the mission of the Prince William County Veterans Treatment Docket is to …

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Wittman Stands with Puerto Rico

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement regarding current disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico:  “My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. I have heard from constituents all across the First District who have family and friends on the island; I’ve assured them that we …

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Rep. Comstock On Tax Reform Framework

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the House, Senate, and administration released the Tax Reform Framework: “Today, the House, the Senate, and the White House unveiled the framework for tax relief for families and businesses.  To create a healthy economy we must put more money back into the hands of hard …

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