Rob (Rob) Wittman (R-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.4261
FAX: 202.225.4382
District: 804.443.0668
Representative
Room 2055 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4601

Residence: Montross, VA
Elected: 2007    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Kathryn Jane Sisson   DOB: 2/3/1959
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
Co-ChairCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Submarine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Naval Mine Warfare Caucus (CNMWC)
Co-ChairSmart Contracting Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Public Service Caucus
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
FC MemberCancer Care Working Group
Co-ChairCongressional Public Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Postal Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Shellfish Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Republican New Media Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Contaminated Drywall Caucus (CCDC)
FC MemberCongressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberMitochondrial Disease Caucus
FC MemberFragile X Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
FC MemberCongressional Directed Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Robotics Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wounded to Work Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberElectronic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Range and Testing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberHouse Space Force Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberIndependent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberValues Action Team
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
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

Bio

Serving the First Congressional District of Virginia since 2007, Rob has been focused on strengthening our military and supporting veterans, promoting economic development through fiscal responsibility, fixing our crumbling infrastructure, increasing access to high-speed internet, and promoting workforce development through Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs.

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 Ranking Member 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 also served as Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee for four years and as Chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy's Board of Visitors for nine years.

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.

As a Co-Chair of the House Rural Broadband Caucus, he is leading the way to bring high-speed internet to the unserved areas of the First District and the nation. In 2018, he held two meetings of his Broadband Taskforce, where he brought together national, state, and local stakeholders to focus on finding real solutions that will expand broadband to unserved areas. His other infrastructure priorities include deepening and widening the Port of Virginia, easing congestion on I-95, improving and expanding the Long Bridge, expanding the capacity of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), and providing sustainable funding mechanisms to Dulles international Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA).

He was re-elected for his sixth full term in the House of Representatives in November 2018 and 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.

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.