• Wittman: "Congress has not completed the work of the people"

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) this week sent the following letter to Speaker Paul Ryan advocating against the adjournment of the House of Representatives for August recess: Dear Mr. Speaker, I am disappointed that Congress again plans to leave Washington, D.C. for August recess without addressing critical issues important to the American people. As you know, I have long advocated for Congress to skip the August recess and stay in session until the appropriations process is complete...

  • Wittman Statement on President’s New Afghanistan Troop Cap

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, released the following statement in response to the President’s announcement about new troop levels in Afghanistan: “The President’s new troop cap reveals either a lack of understanding or a lack of concern about our mission in Afghanistan. Budget constraints and critical readiness levels mean that our armed forces are already operating at full capacity without adequate resources or suppo...

  • It's About Publicity, Plain and Simple

    David Nelson Drew Griffin (CNN) Stephen Hayes (The Weekly Standard) Sen. Ted Kennedy Rep. John Lewis What do an actor, two journalists, and two elected officials all have in common? Well, at one point or another, all of these folks have mistakenly been placed on the federal government’s “no-fly list.” That’s right … they’ve been placed on the list the federal government maintains to keep suspected terrorists out of the skies and planted firmly on the ground. Needless to say, accuracy hasn’t been...

  • Weekly Update: Out of Many, One

    Last weekend, American-born radical Islamist and self-proclaimed ISIS loyalist Omar Mateen entered Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida and opened fire. It was three long, harrowing hours before law enforcement officials were finally able to storm the night club and end the gunman’s reign of terror. By the time the ordeal had finally drawn to a close, 49 American men and women were dead and 53 more were badly injured. It was one of the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil, second only to...

  • A Soldier Has Been Buried on the Battlefield

    “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” ~John 15:13 Etched on simple white markers in Arlington National Cemetery are the names of the men and women who fought and died, who gave what Lincoln called “the last full measure of devotion,” to secure our American way of life. Each of those names represents a choice—a decision to live and die in service of others, a decision to sacrifice. How can we understand and honor that sacrifice? What does it mean? “Wh...



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