March 22, 2019 Newsletter
This week I was back in the 5th District. It was great to be at home with my family and meeting with constituents like you. It was a packed week with stops in Mecklenburg, Appomattox, Albemarle, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and more!
March 15, 2019 Newsletter
This week was a big week for my office-- The House voted on and passed my First bill, the FinCEN Improvement Act of 2019. This bipartisan bill, which I cosponsored with Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, is a critical component of financial law enforcement. FinCEN is charged with promoting national security by safeguarding our financial system and this bill updates FinCEN’s mission to make it more efficient and effective.
March 8, 2019 Newsletter
Last night I took a very difficult vote. Not difficult to decide on, but difficult to comprehend. H.Res. 183 was a resolution that passed the House last night condemning anti-Semitism as contradictory to the values of the United States. This is the second time we’ve had a resolution like this in the House of Representatives and I find it appalling that it takes a resolution from Congress to decide this. We also voted on H.R. 1, a Democratic bill that would weaken the voting system of the American people and take over elections D.C. Democrat style. This bill is a hog trough for swamp pigs.
March 1, 2019 Newsletter
This week I partnered with Collin Peterson (D-MN) to sponsor a very important bill: The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA). This bill closes a healthcare coverage gap for children born with congenital anomalies or birth defects. On Tuesday, I met with Kannon Koser and his family who live in my district. 3-year-old Kannon was born with a congenital anomaly which makes him unable to chew. This bill would help Kannon get the care he needs.
February 22, 2019 Newsletter
This week was my first ‘District Work Week’ since my election to Congress. That means this was my first opportunity to head back to the district for some meaningful time with my constituents discussing their issues and how I could help them from my position in DC. On Tuesday morning, I attended a healthcare roundtable in Charlottesville to learn from experts how to bests address healthcare issues in the 5th district.
February 15, 2019 Newsletter
This week we held a committee meeting entitled: Homeless in America: Examining the crisis and solutions to end Homelessness. My Republican colleagues and I are pushing for a comprehensive approach to addressing the many challenges in this issue. I believe it is important to review all government programs that address homelessness to determine if they are effective and efficient measures that address the problem.
February 8, 2019 Newsletter
Congressman Riggleman introduced 4 bills: H.R. 1037, H.R. 1038 and H.R. 1039 will address issues of money laundering and criminal financing of terrorism. H.R. 1036 will improve access to safe and affordable housing for people in rural communities and promotes safe seller financing transactions.
February 1, 2019 Newsletter
This week Congressman Riggleman was elected to two subcommittees and gave his first legislative speeches on the House floor. Read more about it here!
January 25, 2019 Newsletter
Congressman Riggleman spoke on the floor of the house to commend the hard work done by FEMA after Hurricane Florence and continues to work to help find a solution to the government shutdown.
January 18, 2019 Newsletter
This week has been a very exciting week in my office. I was given my committee assignment and the Republican Steering Committee recommended me for the prestigious House Financial Services Committee.