Wittman is the representative for Virginia’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Dec 13, 2007. Wittman is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Wittman.
Wittman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Wittman has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 27, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Robert Wittman sits on the following committees:
Wittman was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 984 (115th): Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017
- H.R. 1206 (113th): Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013
- H.R. 3433 (111th): To amend the North American Wetlands Conservation Act to establish requirements regarding payment of the non-Federal share of the costs of wetlands conservation projects in Canada that ...
- H.R. 7031 (110th): To designate a portion of the Rappahannock River in the State of Virginia as the “John W. Warner Rapids”.
- H.R. 5489 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6892 Main Street in Gloucester, Virginia, as the “Congresswoman Jo Ann S. Davis Post Office”.
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Wittman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (34%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Health (10%) Water Resources Development (7%) Taxation (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%)
Some of Wittman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1123: Expressing support for the designation of September 29, 2020, as National Urban Wildlife ...
- H.R. 8263: To ensure opportunities for Department of Defense participation in wildlife conservation banking programs, ...
- H.R. 7489: Long Bridge Act of 2020
- H.R. 7195: To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to enter into contracts for the ...
- H.Res. 949: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that public servants should be ...
- H.R. 6456: Serving Rural America Act
- H.R. 6091: Federal Employee Combat Zone Tax Parity Act
From Dec 2007 to Oct 2020, Wittman missed 97 of 8,634 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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