On October 9, 2018, Congressman Rob Wittman sent out an email touting his legislative achievements during this past session of Congress. In an email entitled “Getting things done” Wittman takes credit for 5 pieces of legislation specifically stating, “MY BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW.”
The problem is only two of the bills were actually authored by Wittman and of those two, only one has been signed into law.
Rob Wittman has been in the House of Representatives for 11 years and only managed to pass five bills that he’s sponsored in that period of time. Two of those bills were renaming bills – one bill renamed a Post Office building and the other named a portion of the Rappahannock River rapids for former Senator John Warner.
Rob Wittman is not fighting for the people of the First District. He continues to take care of shipyards that aren’t in his district (one shipyard, Pascagoula, MS, is not even in his state) while people in his own district struggle to find good-paying jobs and suffer through increasing traffic problems in the interstate corridors.
The fact that he’s resorted to using official Congressional email to make his case for re-election is completely feckless. Even worse, he’s taking credit for legislation written and passed by Democrats. This entire situation is proof that Rob Wittman knows his time in Congress coming to an end.
The bills that Wittman are “My Bills Passed Into Law” are:
H.R. 984 Thomasina E. Jordan Virginia Tribal Recognition Act
H.R. 2994 Securing the Homeland by Increasing our Power on the Seas (SHIPS) Act
H.R. 3979 Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act
H.R. 2286 Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act
H.R. 4694 Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act