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Comstock Introduces Grants for Reliable, Efficient, and Accountable Transit Act

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she introduced the Grants for Reliable, Efficient, and Accountable Transit Act: “This Metro reform legislation is an update to legislation I introduced last year to address issues plaguing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and recognizes progress made on the state level.  The bipartisan efforts …

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10th District Service Academy Deadline

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Student applications for nominations by the 10th District Service Academy Advisory Board to one of the nation’s military academies for the Class of 2023 are due Friday, Sept. 28. The applications are due in Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Sterling district office by 5:00 p. m. on that date. “The future leaders of our country are …

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Wittman Statement on Completion of Appropriations Bills

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released a statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5895 – Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act: “I am encouraged that we have finally completed a small fraction of the appropriations bills for FY2019. The legislation passed today …

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USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricane Florence

Provided by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) offers food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Florence. The National Hurricane Center expects impacts from Hurricane Florence along the coastal southeastern U.S. into the mid-Atlantic region. According to the National Hurricane Center, flooding, hurricane force …

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Wittman Named “Hero of Main Street”

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was recognized this week as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation (NRF) for consistently supporting policies that will benefit our retail industry and its millions of small businesses. “In Virginia, 97% of all businesses are small businesses,” Wittman said. “It’s no stretch to say that they …

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Comstock Named “Hero of Main Street” for Strong Support of Small Businesses

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she was named a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation (NRF) for consistently supporting public policy priorities important to the retail industry and its millions of employees and small businesses: “I am honored to be named a Hero of Main Street for …

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Comstock Introduces Bipartisan Prescription Safety Legislation

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock announced the introduction of new legislation to create a nationwide Prescription Safety Alert System, which will give America’s pharmacists a new tool to protect patients from opioid overuse. Congresswoman Comstock introduced the ALERT Act with Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Congresswoman Ann Kuster (D-NH), the Democratic co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin …

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Rep. Comstock Statement On The Possible Elimination Of The Federal Employee Pay Raise

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement regarding the possible elimination of the federal employee pay raise: “I strongly oppose eliminating the pay raise for civilian federal employees and will work with my colleagues to have the pay raise included in our appropriations.   Our public servants have been getting shortchanged for years, including …

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Comstock Accepting Applicants for 2018 Congressional App Challenge

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) announced that her office is accepting applications for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge.  The Congressional App Challenge is a competition for high school students that provides them the opportunity to join with their peers to create their own apps and learn how to code. “We are excited to see this …

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Wittman Introduces Bill to Conserve Fish Habitat

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman introduced legislation called the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act. This legislation codifies the National Fish Habitat Partnerships, an initiative that aims to achieve measurable habitat conservation results through strategic partnerships that lead to better fish habitat conditions and increased fishing opportunities. “Healthy waterways and fish populations are absolutely critical …

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