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  • 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

  • Wittman Statement on Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. "The confirmation process made clear that Judge Neil Gorsuch is eminently qualified to serve as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. He will bring to the Court both the experience gained from his academic and judicial background and a legal philosophy that places life, liberty, and the words of the Constitution above all else. I a... Read more

  • Wittman Introduces Series of Veterans Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Legislation aimed at removing administrative roadblocks to VA services, improving customer experience within VA; Introduction coincides with Vietnam Veterans Day WASHINGTON -- As Vietnam Veterans Day observances take place across the Commonwealth of Virginia and around the nation, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today introduced a series of veterans-related bills. The legislation is aimed at removing administrative roadblocks to Veterans Administration (VA) services and improving the customer ex... Read more

  • Wittman Receives US Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Award recognizes support for pro-growth, job creating policies WASHINGTON –Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise Award” in recognition of his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies. The award is given annually to Members of Congress based on their voting record on critical business legislation. The Spirit of Enterprise Award highlights Rep. Wittman’s strong commitment to bolstering our country’s economy, creating jobs, and keeping our nat... Read more

  • Wittman, Napolitano Reintroduce Bill to Boost Water Research & Training
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON - Reps. Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) and Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), members of the House Natural Resources Committee, have reintroduced the Water Resources Research Amendments Act (H.R. 1663) to extend a Federal-State partnership aimed at addressing state and regional water problems, promoting distribution and application of research results, and providing training and practical experience for water-related scientists and engineers. “We need to give states and local governments the best ... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Delay of House Health Care Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Health Care

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement on the House leadership’s decision to delay a vote on the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628). "The American people want Obamacare repealed and replaced, as I have voted more than 60 times to do. What the American people don't want is a replacement that is only a slight improvement over the ACA. This legislation did not immediately reduce costs and left in place too many of the regulations responsible for drivin... Read more

  • Wittman, Sarbanes Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Federal Firefighters’ Work-Life Balance
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Federal Firefighter Flexibility and Fairness Act Would Allow Federal Firefighters to Change Shifts Without Losing Pay WASHINGTON – Congressmen Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today introduced Federal Firefighter Flexibility and Fairness Act (H.R. 1363), a bipartisan bill that would give federal firefighters more workplace flexibility. The bill would fix a longstanding disparity between federal firefighters and professional firefighters employed by states, counties or municipalities... Read more

  • Wittman Announces Opposition to American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement announcing his opposition to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican leadership-led health care reform bill. "After reviewing this legislation and receiving the Congressional Budget Office score today, it is clear that this bill is not consistent with the repeal and replace principles for which I stand. I do not think this bill will do what is necessary for the short and long-term best interests of Vi... Read more

  • Wittman Receives Thad Cochran Award for Support of Shipbuilding Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON- Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) received the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association’s (ASSA) second annual “Thad Cochran Leadership Award.” Named after its first recipient, Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, the award recognizes the public servant that best supported the defense shipbuilding industry and the vast industrial supplier base. The decision was made by a vote of ASSA’s member companies and the results were near unanimous. “I am truly honored to receive the Thad Coch... Read more

  • Wittman Backs House Passage of Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 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 supported House passage of H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017. The bill provides $577.9 billion in total defense spending, a $5.2 billion increase over last year, and contains $21.2 billion for ship procurement. Those funds will allow the Navy to procure 13 ships including three DDG-51 guided missile destroyers, three L... Read more

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