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  • Wittman Reintroduces Legislation to Ensure Congressional Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) reintroduced two pieces of legislation today as part of his ongoing efforts to increase accountability in Washington: the No Budget, No Pay Act and the Stay on Schedule (S.O.S.) Resolution. “People are sick and tired of government-by-crisis. They want to see Washington at work for them. For far too long, Congress has chosen to fund the government through short-sighted, stop-gap budget measures,” Wittman said. “It’s time for us to put aside partisan bic... Read more

  • Wittman Opposes Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Taxes & Economy, Appropriations, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after voting against H.R. 2028, a short-term continuing resolution that would extend government operations through April 28, 2017: “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: continuing resolutions are a bad way for Washington to do business. This bill is the result of broken process and a lack of accountability. Our job is to do the people’s work and to do it on time. These last-minute, stop-gap measures create ... Read more

  • Wittman Opposes CR, Pushes for Return to Regular Order
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after House passage of legislation that provides temporary funding for government operations through December 9, 2016: “I have consistently said that continuing resolutions are a lazy and irresponsible way to fund government operations. These short-term, stop-gap funding mechanisms create uncertainty for federal workers, perpetuate waste by prolonging inefficient and ineffective government programs, foster partisa... Read more

  • Continuing Resolutions are a Bad Way to Do Business. Here's Why.
    Posted in Opinion Pieces by Rob on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Appropriations, Reforming Congress

    In the age of procrastination and irresponsible spending in Washington, continuing resolutions have become a comfortable fall back for Congress. Instead of buckling down, skipping the archaic breaks, and getting spending bills done in time for measured debate, lawmakers look to last-minute, stop gap measures to fund the federal government. The last time Congress was able to maintain regular operations without a continuing resolution was in 1996—two decades ago. I’ve said before that continuing r... Read more

  • It Can't Wait Until Tomorrow
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Appropriations, Reforming Congress

    Most of us are familiar with the idiom “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” It’s the mantra of the industrious. Want to see progress? Want to find success? Want to reach the next rung on that ladder? Finish the task at hand and move on to the next one. That’s how we get from where we are to where we want to be. Mark Twain had a slightly different play on the phrase. “Never put off [until] tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well,” he said. For too long, that’s b... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on the President's NDAA Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Appropriations

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today following the President’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016: “For the first time in this nation’s history, the President has chosen to veto the National Defense Authorization Act over domestic policy differences and deny our military critical funding. This bipartisan legislation grants the President the full $612 billion he requested for our nation’s defense programs, and yet he h... Read more

  • Daily Press: Defense bill needs signature
    Posted in Opinion Pieces by Rob on October 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Appropriations

    Last week, Congress fulfilled its constitutional duties by passing the annual defense policy legislation, the National Defense Authorization Act, for fiscal year 2016. The bill simply awaits President Barack Obama's signature to become law and assure our men and women in uniform that they will have the tools and resources they need. Despite strong bipartisan support for the legislation, the president has promised to veto the bill in order to gain leverage for increased domestic spending demands.... Read more

  • Wittman Supports Passage of NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Appropriations

    Wittman Supports Passage of NDAA Conference Report WASHINGTON – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Readiness Subcommittee, supported the passage today of the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation, the final version of the bill that establishes the funding authorizations and priorities for the nation’s military, passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 270-156. Duri... Read more

  • Wittman Votes Against Temporary Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Reforming Congress

    Wittman Votes Against Temporary Spending Bill WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after voting against legislation to temporarily fund government operations through December 11, 2015: “As I have said consistently, continuing resolutions are a short-sighted and irresponsible way to fund government operations. Washington’s repeated reliance on these stopgap funding measures has prolonged a culture of crisis management, and I could not support this bi... Read more

  • Wittman Supports Defense Funding Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Appropriations

    "This bill funds our force at responsible levels and puts our military in a position to ensure it will be ready for whatever contingency the future may present." Read more

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