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  • Reps. Wittman, Thompson Urge Extension of Grant Program Critical to Wetlands Conservation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-1) and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA-5) today introduced legislation critical for wetlands conservation efforts. The bill would reauthorize funding for the popular North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) for five years until 2022. "Washington should be doing more to identify those federal programs that have proven successful," said Wittman. “NAWCA is certainly one of these programs, having leveraged more than $3 billion in matching funds from... Read more

  • Bipartisan Virginia Delegation Introduces Bill To Grant Federal Recognition Of Virginia Indian Tribes
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Federal recognition would grant Virginia’s tribes legal standing and status in relationships with the U.S. government WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressmen Rob Wittman (R-01), Bobby Scott (D-03), Gerry Connolly (D-11), Don Beyer (D-08), and Scott Taylor (R-02) today reintroduced legislation to grant federal recognition to six Virginia Indian tribes. The bill is the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017. The legislation would grant federal recognition to the Chicka... Read more

  • Protecting the Commonwealth's Natural Resources
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Knowing of our shared interest in the environment, I wanted to update you on my subcommittee assignments in the House Natural Resources Committee. Chairman Rob Bishop just announced that I will continue serving on both the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. Both are absolutely critical to protecting our natural resources in the Commonwealth. The First District of Virginia is full of natural resources that play important roles in the culture... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Selection of Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement on the selection of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. "Judge Gorsuch boasts an impeccable academic and judicial resume, making him an excellent pick to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. His record on the Tenth Circuit makes clear he believes a judge's role is to apply the law based on the original text of the Constitution, not impose their own preference or ideology. Our highest court should reflect a ... Read more

  • Wittman Selected to Participate in Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today announced that his office was selected to participate in the House of Representatives' Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program for 2017. Rep. Wittman's office is now accepting applications for a wounded warrior to work out of the Stafford district office and support the office's military and veterans-related casework. "No one is more qualified to assist our military members and veterans than our wounded warriors," Rep. Wittman said. "I am honored our... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Recent Executive Order Regarding Refugee Resettlement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement on the recent executive order regarding refugee resettlement. “The safety and security of Virginians is my greatest concern and top priority. We have a long history of standing for religious freedom and providing a safe haven for many of the world's most vulnerable refugees. It’s part of who we are as a nation. However, we must ensure terrorists aren’t able to exploit refugee resettlement to gain entry to the U.S... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Selection of Philip Bilden as Secretary of the Navy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 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 announcement of Philip Bilden as President Donald Trump's selection for Secretary of the Navy. "Mr. Bilden's commitment to restore our Navy's readiness, capabilities, and control of the seas makes him a fitting choice to lead our United States Navy," Wittman said. "He will serve as our Navy's Secretary during a time when... Read more

  • Reps. Wittman, Issa Propose Bill to Ease Tax Burden on Military Families
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy

    Military Residency Choice Act allows families to establish consistent residency for tax, voting purposes WASHINGTON - Congressmen Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Darrell Issa (CA-49) introduced legislation aimed at easing the tax burden on military families by allowing them to establish one consistent state of residency. Under current law, active duty service members are able to maintain one state of legal residency for tax purposes even when they move on military orders. Spouses may be granted the same... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Selection of Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    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 announcement of Heather Wilson as President Donald Trump's selection for Secretary of the Air Force. "Ms. Wilson's impressive record of military and public service make her an ideal candidate to lead our nation's Air Force. She will assume this new role at a time when America and our interests are being threatened abroad... Read more

  • Rep. Rob Wittman Statement on Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Health Care, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement on the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. "Today marks the end of business as usual in Washington. With Republican majorities in Congress and President Trump in the White House, we have a great opportunity to create lasting, positive change and restore confidence in America again. And our work has already begun. We recently took the first steps towards repealing the failed Af... Read more

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