Sunday, June 7, 2015

Congressman Rob Wittman - Guest Speaker at TRC's June 4th Meeting

TRC was honored to have U.S. Congressman Rob Wittman (Virginia's 1st District) as its speaker at the June 4th meeting - the guest of Rotarian Vince Donoghue, Essex County's Commonwealth Attorney. Representative Wittman serves on both the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Natural Resources. His speech focused primarily on regenerating military readiness. He stated his view that a strong military is necessary to deter aggression, shape world situations, yet no...t to go to war except as a last resort. He also said that while the U.S. may help Arab states that want to defeat extremists, any solution to the ISIS problem must have an Islamic face to be successful. Among his other areas of focus: small business support, Congress working together, addressing the Sequester issue, and the Federal budget. The Congressman engaged with the Rotarians in a lively Q&A session.

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