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  • 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

  • Wittman Backs Waiver to Advance Mattis Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON –Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, today supported passage of legislation allowing retired Marine General James Mattis to be considered for appointment as the 26th Secretary of Defense. Rep. Wittman spoke on the House floor to urge his colleagues to support the "one-time only exception" for General Mattis. His remarks can be seen by clicking the image below. "This vote will provide a one-time only excep... Read more

  • Wittman Votes to Begin Obamacare Repeal, Replacement Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt & Deficit, Health Care

    WASHINGTON –Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) today released the following statement after voting in favor of a budget resolution allowing the House and Senate to begin the Obamacare repeal and replacement process. “The Affordable Care Act has failed. As health insurers have struggled to offset new costs of compliance, constituents of the First District have been bogged down with drastic premium hikes and deductibles they can no longer afford. That is why, from the very beginning, I have opposed Ob... Read more

  • Wittman Named Chairman of Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today on his selection as Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces: “I am honored and ready to serve the American people as the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee Chairman in the 115th Congress. Since 2008, I have served as a member of the Subcommittee and worked diligently with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in support of a stronger, more capable Navy and vi... Read more

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