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Rob Wittman

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  • 1st District: Wittman values relationships

    When he's not roaming the halls of Congress or listening to voters in his district, U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, enjoys a good hunting trip. He loads up his pickup truck with one of his yellow labs and heads to a favorite spot near his home in...
  • House passes bill shielding shipbuilding from deep cuts

    House passes bill shielding shipbuilding from deep cuts
    A bill that shelters a string of shipbuilding programs from budget cuts breezed through the House Wednesday as a Republican majority was joined by more than 50 Democrats. The $982 billion bill would keep the government going through the end of the year,...
  • Sequestration would reach far into the Virginia Peninsula community - and affect health services

    Sequestration would reach far into the Virginia Peninsula community - and affect health services
    Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them. On Friday automatic...
  • Voters will decide thrust of economic policy going forward

    As the national economy struggles to find solid footing following the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, candidates for federal office, from the presidential race down to the local congressional races, are locked in a philosophical...
  • Pre-election day hijinks in Gloucester Point

     
    As of 1 o'clock today, voter turnout in Gloucester was 23 percent, which General Registrar Carole Gates said was "moderate." Gates said poll workers around Gloucester "haven't had any complaints from voters" in regards to what's going on outside the...
  • Final tally in Gloucester: Wittman in a landslide

     
    Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican from the 1st District, captured 74 percent of the vote in Gloucester in Tuesday's election, easily defeating Democrat challenger Krystal Ball. The final results from Gloucester show that Wittman garnered 7,959 votes, for...
  • NASA Langley opens $26 million office

    NASA Langley opens $26 million office
    NASA opened the first of six new buildings planned at Langley Research Center on Friday, part of a $330 million effort to modernize the space agency's oldest campus. "It is a like a new child," Langley Director Lesa Roe said during a ribbon-cutting...
  • Wittman pleased after VA drop-in

    Rep. Rob Wittman has received guided tours of the Hampton VA Medical Center, and on Friday he decided to try something different. The Westmoreland Republican dropped in for an unannounced, self-guided tour and said he was generally pleased after...
  • Lawmakers take on maps for Congress

    Lawmakers take on maps for Congress
    State lawmakers turned their focus to the boundaries of Virginia's 11 congressional districts briefly Tuesday before heading home for a nearly two-week break. The House of Delegates passed maps put forward by Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, early Tuesday,...
  • Gloucester tornado damage at $7.7 million and likely to rise; 167 buildings damaged

    Gloucester tornado damage at $7.7 million and likely to rise; 167 buildings damaged
    GLOUCESTER — Touring the storm-battered portions of Gloucester County by air and ground Monday, Gov. Bob McDonnell extolled the neighborly compassion and selflessness exhibited by residents in the aftermath of the tornadoes that scythed through...
  • Krystal Ball photos are wrong, but not sexist

    Krystal Ball photos are wrong, but not sexist
    There are plenty of nice online photos of Virginia congressional candidate Krystal Ball — portraits of a serious young woman in a dark suit, sweet shots of a young mother with her baby girl. But the ones that put her on the map last week are the...
  • House Armed Services Committee takes hard line on JFCOM

    House Armed Services Committee takes hard line on JFCOM
    A key House panel will not support any changes needed to enact the Pentagon's $100 billion efficiency initiative until it gets more information about the recommended closing of Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, its chairman says. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo.,...