Rob Wittman

Rob Wittman

VIRGINIA's 1st DISTRICT

Wittman to House Budget Negotiators: Military Readiness Must be Priority in Conference

2013/10/23

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-1) today penned a letter to House Budget... Read More

Wittman Votes to Re-Open Government

2013/10/16

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-1) tonight voted in favor of legislation... Read More

Wittman Statement on Implementation of the Pay Our Military Act

2013/10/07

Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement: Read More

Wittman Votes to Protect Federal Workers' Pay

2013/10/07

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after... Read More

Wittman Supports Continuing Government Operations with Third House Vote

2013/10/01

Washington, DC - Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after the House... Read More

Wittman Votes to Continue Government Operations, Troop Pay and Obamacare Delay

2013/09/29

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting... Read More

Wittman Votes to Prevent Government Shutdown, Defund Obamacare

2013/09/20

Representative Rob Wittman (VA-1) today released the following statement after voting in favor of legislation... Read More

Wittman to Host Military Academy Information Session for Students in Fredericksburg this Saturday

2013/09/20

Representative Rob Wittman (VA-1) invites all high school and middle school students, their parents... Read More

Wittman Statement on 12th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

2013/09/11

Representative Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement observing the twelfth anniversary... Read More

Wittman Statement on Syria

2013/08/30

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today regarding... Read More

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Contact Information

2454 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4261
Fax 202-225-4382
wittman.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Armed Services

Natural Resources

Rob Wittman was first elected to serve the First Congressional District of Virginia, America’s First District, in December of 2007. He was re-elected for his third full term in the House of Representatives in November 2012. For more than 20 years, Rob has served in several levels of government, from Montross Town Council to United States Congress. Rob won his first campaign for public office in 1986 when he was elected to the Montross Town Council, where he served for 10 years, four of them as Mayor. In 1995, Rob was elected to the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors and was elected its Chairman in 2003. In 2005, voters in the 99th Legislative District elected Rob to the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served until he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2007.

In the U.S. Congress, Rob serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Natural Resources, where he is well-positioned to represent the needs of Virginia’s First District.  He has quickly earned a reputation for being an advocate for our men and women in uniform and for being a champion of the Chesapeake Bay.

On the Armed Services Committee, Rob serves as the Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee, and on the Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee.  In addition, as Co-Chair of the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus, he is a staunch advocate for a robust Naval fleet and a healthy domestic shipbuilding industry. In 2012, Rob was appointed to serve his third term as the Chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Board of Visitors.

As a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rob brings his professional expertise in water quality, fisheries, and other natural resource issues. He is a champion of the Chesapeake Bay — for its environmental and economic attributes — and has introduced legislation that will increase the accountability and effectiveness of cleaning up the Bay. He serves as co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus, which brings Bay issues into focus for Members of Congress.

Prior to his election to Congress, Rob spent 26 years working in state government, most recently as Field Director for the Virginia Health Department’s Division of Shellfish Sanitation. Earlier, he worked for many years as an environmental health specialist for local health departments in Virginia’s Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula regions.

He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Tech.

Rob’s wife, Kathryn, a teacher at Cople Elementary School in Hague, Virginia, is a Westmoreland County native whom he met when he spent high school and college summer recesses working in a Leedstown tomato cannery and on a Reedville fishing boat in the Northern Neck. They live in Montross and have two children: a daughter Devon, son-in-law Daniel Gooch, a son Josh, and a daughter-in-law Tiffany. They also have three grandchildren, Morgan, Mark, and Macon.

Rob is an avid hunter and fisherman, and when possible, he enjoys spending time with his four yellow Labrador Retrievers.


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VIRGINIA's 2nd DISTRICT

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VIRGINIA's 9th DISTRICT

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