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  • 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

  • Wittman to helm Navy plan for larger fleet
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend, I wanted you to see a recent article from The Daily Press highlighting my plan as chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee to grow our Navy to a 355 ship fleet. If you are interested in receiving future email updates like this one highlighting my work on your behalf in Congress, click here. I will keep you updated on my work as the chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, as well as on other issues important to Virginia, throughout the year. Sincere... Read more

  • What matters most to you?
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Debt & Deficit, Federal Employees, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    Hi Friend- Americans spoke louder than ever to say: Washington needs to change the way it does business and I agree. I am fully dedicated to representing the constituents of the First District. I will continue to work hard to ensure that Veterans receive the benefits they deserve; that we bring jobs back to the hard-working men and women of Virginia; that we preserve and build our military strength; and that we meet the needs of our dedicated federal employees. I am here to serve you and I want ... Read more

  • A preview of my chairmanship
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend - I wanted you to see my most recent interview with DefenseNews on what the priorities of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee will look like for this Congress. As Chairman, I will immediately focus our efforts on supporting the Navy’s plans to rebuild its fleet from the current level of 274 ships to the Navy’s stated goal of over 350 ships. Not only is Virginia home to the world’s largest naval station and largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces, it also boasts the shipyards... Read more

  • Building our Navy to improve national security
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    When you turn on the news at night or check the headlines on your smart phone, you may notice that in nearly every region of the world events are unfolding that could have a profound impact on the safety of our nation. Indeed, one thing always on my mind as I serve you in Congress is that the world is not getting any safer. In the Asia-Pacific, China has engaged in an unprecedented militarization of unclaimed islands in the South China Sea, threatening our allies there. In Europe, Russia is show... Read more

  • Putting your security first
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration

    The safety and security of Virginians is my greatest concern and top priority. We must never forget that there are individuals, groups, and indeed, entire countries that seek to do harm to our citizens and destroy our way of life. So we must be ever vigilant in protecting our homeland to ensure all of our citizens can live in peace and security. This is one of the fundamental roles of the federal government, and one which I am personally committed to working on every day on your behalf. For year... Read more

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