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  • 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

  • Wittman to Join President Trump at Newport News Shipyard
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    On Thursday, March 2, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, will travel to Newport News Shipyard with President Donald J. Trump to meet with service members and shipbuilders and view the soon-to-be-commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier. President Trump will deliver remarks aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford. WHO: Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) President Donald J. Trump WHAT: Visit to Newport News Shipyard WHER... Read more

  • Wittman Receives Sentinel Award for Support of American Service Members
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Award recognizes advocacy for American made military clothing and equipment WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today received the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) Sentinel Award for his support of American service members. The Sentinel Award specifically recognizes Rep. Wittman for his advocacy to provide servicemen and women with high quality, American made military clothing and equipment, such as body armor, combat clothing, boots, and helmets. "Our troops deserve th... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on President Trump's Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman released the following statement following President’s Donald J. Trump’s address to Congress: “Tonight President Trump made clear that we will keep the promises made to the American people. Chief among those are changing the way we do business in Washington, creating economic conditions that allow for job growth and prosperity, and, most importantly, ensuring the safety and security of all Americans through a national defense strategy that provides our milita... Read more

  • 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

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