| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:26 PM
U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman is an environmental scientist by trade, and he said Monday that he has a lot of concerns about the risk/reward equation inherent in the Obama administrations' proposed new carbon rules.
Wittman, a Republican who represents parts of...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Here are your vote totals for Dave Brat's stunning upset tonight over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
You'll find a county-by-county map of results here.
Statements are rolling in, and since I'm sure we won't have room for all of them, I'll post...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Showing rare bipartisan spirit, Congress is advancing legislation to address veterans' health care in the wake of Monday's report that highlighted problems in Virginia and around the country.
In the House on Tuesday, members voted 421-0 to allow...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:55 PM
With all the attention paid to aircraft carriers and submarines, one proposed defense budget cut might be flying under the radar here in Hampton Roads.
We're talking about the Army National Guard.
The Defense Department is proposing to cut the Guard's...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Local U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman applauded today for Speaker of the House John Boehner's plan to open a new line of inquiry into the deadly September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
“Four families suffered a great loss as their...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:58 AM
At least $15 billion.
That’s how much federal, state and non-governmental organizations in Maryland have spent to restore the Chesapeake Bay, an analysis by The Capital found.
But when asked recently how much has been spent since plans were...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Conservators at The Mariners' Museum were preparing to shut down a 5,000-square-foot treatment lab and stop work on the historic gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor Thursday following the expiration of an agreement with the National Oceanic...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Environmentalists are giving Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman a trophy, albeit a dubious one: the Congressional Climate Change Deniers Award.
Christine Llewellyn, director of the Williamsburg Climate Action Network, says it’s in the shape of a...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Here's a statement from Rep. Rob Wittman, Virginia's 1st District Republican representative in Congress, following Tuesday night's passage by the House of the American Taxpayer Relief Act.
The measure passed 257-167 after being overwhelmingly approved...
| Apr 27, 2013
The Senate is set to vote on an Internet sales tax bill within the first week of May.
Also known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill gives states the authority to require online sellers to collect sales tax at the point of purchase. There is an...
| Oct 9, 2012
Oct. 29: 2nd District debate - Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, and Democratic challenger Paul Hirshbiel.
EXCLUSIVE: 3rd District debate, Oct. 1 - Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, and Republican...
| Oct 7, 2012
When he was still a child, Adam Cook decided he did not want to be a pastor like his father. He saw the stress of the late-night calls, the messiness of church politics and the pressure to come up with sermons.
"It wasn't my calling," Cook said. Instead,...