• Wittman Supports Full Committee Passage of Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Authorization Bill

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness, today applauded the House Armed Services Committee’s passage of H.R. 4909, the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The defense bill incorporates legislative language that was considered before the Readiness Subcommittee and includes $5 billion in additional funds for ship and aircraft depot maintenance, aviation training and readiness, and long-neglected facilities sustainment, restora...

  • Opening Statement of Readiness Chairman Rob Wittman on Readiness Portion of the Fiscal Year 2017 NDAA Markup

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee's markup of the Readiness portion of H.R. 4909, The Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act: "Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like to welcome you to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness mark-up for H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. I’d like to begin by thanking t...

  • Tax Day: Fear and Loathing at the IRS

    Tax day. It’s dreaded, it’s feared, it’s loathed. And rightfully so. Last year, Americans rushing to file their taxes by the April 15 deadline dealt with a 74,608-page-long Internal Revenue Code (tax code). And whether you’re an early 20-something finishing school and paying taxes for the first time or you’re a 50-something with diverse assets and your own business, that’s daunting. Our impenetrable tax code makes it impossible to feel confident that you’ve filed your taxes correctly without an ...

  • Wittman Statement Following Natural Resources Hearing on Puerto Rico

    Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after the Natural Resource Committee’s Hearing on a Discussion Draft of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA): “Years of poor fiscal decision-making and mismanagement have led Puerto Rico into more than $118 billion in total debt,” Wittman said, “and while I’m sympathetic to the territory’s economic woes, I believe that this is not the proper course of action for Congress to take. Puerto R...

  • Virginia's First District: A Force for Good

    I believe, and I’ve often told my staff, that we’re put on this earth to make a difference in the lives of others. As a public servant, that’s what motivates me. When I look around and I see the faces of my family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors, I see so much potential. The folks who make up the First District are a powerful force for good. We can change our Commonwealth, our country, and our world, one act of generosity at a time. Winston Churchill said that “we make a living by what we ge...



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