Rob Wittman

Rob Wittman

VIRGINIA's 1st DISTRICT

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Wittman fights to restore National Sea-Based Deterrent Fund

2015-06-11 20:48:20


Wittman floor remarks on Guantanamo Bay amendment during debate on FY16 DOD funding bill

2015-06-11 20:45:01


Wittman Defends Strong Carrier Fleet

2015-05-15 17:27:50


Congressman Wittman speaks on McKeon Amendment

2014-09-23 16:03:01


Wittman: ISIS Must Be Destroyed

2014-09-18 14:57:27


Wittman Discusses ISIL and General Legislative Outlook on Fox 5 (WTTG)

2014-09-11 20:37:19


Wittman: Americans Deserve Better

2014-09-09 19:57:30


Rob Wittman announces 2014 Service Academy Day

2014-08-08 19:16:11


Congressman Rob Wittman Salutes Military Chaplains 07-30-14

2014-08-07 15:59:56


Wittman discusses prisoner transfer on Fox News

2014-06-13 20:44:25


Wittman Questions Defense Secretary on Administration Decision to Release Taliban Leaders

2014-06-12 19:31:19


Wittman speaks on H.R. 4742 in Natural Resources Committee

2014-06-06 14:14:36


Congress Wittman Supports the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

2014-05-22 15:09:05


Opening Statement of Readiness Chairman Rob Wittman for Readiness Portion of Fiscal Year 2015 NDAA

2014-05-07 16:09:15


Constituent Josh Hardy's battle with life-threatening virus

2014-03-10 15:06:17


Wittman Speaks on His E-Duck Stamp Legislation

2014-02-05 22:29:32


Wittman Speaks Out in Support of Military Commissaries and Exchanges

2014-01-14 14:26:04


Rob Wittman: "Washington is Broken"

2013-10-11 16:32:47


Rob Wittman Advocates for Military and Federal Employee Pay

2013-09-30 14:45:31


Wittman: "I don't want to see a shutdown"

2013-09-30 13:57:58


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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