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  • Wittman Issues Statements on Trump Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Environment, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statements on President Trump's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. On the budget: "This budget proposal rightly prioritizes defense, national security, and controlling spending on mandatory programs, which are the major drivers of our debt. And I support the efforts in this budget to reduce the deficit and debt. “It is now up to Congress to review this proposal and make decisions about future spending. I will be working... Read more

  • Wittman Welcomes Wounded Warrior Fellow to Constituent Services Team
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Marine Corporal Chris McNair to assist with Veterans case work and outreach efforts WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today announced the addition of retired Marine Corporal Chris McNair to his Stafford office staff. McNair, who was selected through the House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, will assist with Veterans case work and outreach efforts. As a Wounded Warrior Fellow, McNair's duties will include liaising with the Department of Veterans Affairs on behalf... Read more

  • Wittman Backs American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act. "It is clear the Affordable Care Act is failing and must be fixed. Having reviewed the text of the bill and the Upton and MacArthur Amendments, I believe this legislation does what is necessary to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions, meets the principles for health care reform I laid out several months ago, and puts in place policies t... Read more

  • Wittman Receives ACUF's Award for Conservative Excellence
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) received the American Conservative Union Foundation's (ACUF) 2016 Award for Conservative Excellence, in recognition of his voting record on key issues and commitment to conservative values. In 2016, Rep. Wittman voted with the ACUF on key issues 96% of the time. "I'm honored to receive this award because staying true to conservative principles of governance and policy making is a top focus of mine," Rep. Wittman said. "I remain committed to supportin... Read more

  • Wittman Votes No on $1 Trillion Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement after voting "no" on H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, a $1 trillion spending bill. "If you were to devise the wrong way to run a business or a government, you would run it by continuing resolution and massive omnibus spending bills. While it's beneficial that this bill provides additional funding for national defense, it is far from what our military leaders have told us they ne... Read more

  • Reps. Wittman, Green Introduce Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Education

    WASHINGTON – WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Gene Green (D-TX) introduced legislation (H.R. 2286) intended to advance the capabilities of two-year community and technical colleges to assist the federal government and industry in securing the talent pipeline for domestic maritime industry jobs. "A well-trained, skilled maritime workforce is critical for our nation's economy and national security," said Rep. Wittman. "Advancing the capabilities of community and techn... Read more

  • Wittman Highlights Constituent Engagement in First 100 Days
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Energy, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON -- With Saturday marking 100 days into the Trump Administration, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) highlighted his constituent engagement efforts during that time in an email to First District residents. The email spotlighted the overall number of constituent contacts Rep. Wittman made during the first 100 days and also included figures for constituent correspondence received, responses sent, bills introduced, and forums held. "Listening to constituents is my top priority and helps me b... Read more

  • Wittman and Beyer Build Support for Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Bill As Government Shutdown Looms
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON – With time running out to keep the federal government open when funding expires, Virginia Congressmen Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Don Beyer (D-VA) have drafted legislation to protect federal employees’ pay in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers if Congress and the White House are unable to come to a funding agreement. "Federal employees should not suffer because Congress refuses to end it... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on CBO's Report Outlining Path to 355 Ship Navy
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, today issued the following statement on the release of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) report outlining the path the building a 355 ship Navy. "The Navy has indicated a need for a 355 ship fleet to deter our adversaries, reassure our allies, and respond to conflict when necessary. Today’s report by the Congressional Budget Office reinforces my belief that a N... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, today released the following statement on the U.S. airstrikes in Syria. “Last evening, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk missiles from two United States Navy ships, striking Al Shayrat airfield in Syria. This airfield was used as the staging point for Tuesday's horrific chemical weapons attack perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. I believe this Tomah... Read more

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