Rob (Rob) J. Wittman (R-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.4261
FAX: 202.225.4382
District: 540.659.2734
District FAX: 804.730.6597
Room 2055 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4601

Residence: Montross, VA
Elected: 2007    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Kathryn Jane Sisson   DOB: 2/3/1959
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
Co-ChairCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Submarine Caucus
Co-ChairSmart Contracting Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Public Service Caucus
FC MemberCancer Care Working Group
Co-ChairCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Public Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Naval Mine Warfare Caucus (CNMWC)
Co-ChairCongressional Shellfish Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans
FC MemberCongressional Postal Caucus
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Directed Energy Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Republican New Media Caucus
FC MemberFragile X Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
FC MemberMitochondrial Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Robotics Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Contaminated Drywall Caucus (CCDC)
FC MemberElectronic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Wounded to Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
FC MemberCongressional Range and Testing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
FC MemberCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberValues Action Team
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Caroline / Essex / Fauquier / Fredericksburg City / Gloucester / Hanover / James City / King And Queen / King George / King William / Lancaster / Mathews / Middlesex / New Kent / Northumberland / Prince William / Richmond / Spotsylvania / Stafford / Westmoreland


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 fifth full term in the House of Representatives in November 2016. 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 Seapower and Projection 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. Rob has served as Chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy's Board of Visitors since 2010.

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- daughter Devon, son-in-law Daniel Gooch, son Josh, and daughter-in-law Tiffany. They also have four grandchildren.

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

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