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Wittman Backs FY23 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee voted in favor of the House Armed Services Committee advancement of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). Following his vote in favor of reporting the FY23 NDAA out of the Hous...

Wittman Statement on Supreme Court's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: “I am 100% pro-life, and as a child of adoption, this topic is very personal to me. I support the decision made today by the Supreme Court to return the issue of abortion back to the states. I also understand that in Congress we must be doing ev...

Wittman Opening Statement at FY23 NDAA Markup

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, delivered the following opening statement at the full committee markup for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023. The Subcommittee's mark is available here. Rep. Wittman’s Opening Statement as Prepared for Delivery: I appreciate the Chairman for yiel...

What it looks like when competing with China comes last

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What it looks like when competing with China comes last By Rep. Rob Wittman June 17, 2022 Defense News When U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin attempted to lay out the Biden administration’s stance toward Taiwan in his recent speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, he reaffirmed the president’s commitment to the status quo across the Taiwan Strait. Austin also stated that “we do not seek ...

Wittman Joins Bill to Establish Officer Training Pipeline for Australian Submarines

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined his colleagues, Reps. Joe Courtney (CT-02), Mike Gallagher (WI-08), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Blake Moore (UT-01), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) in introducing the Australia-U.S. Submarine Officer Pipeline Act. The new bipartisan bill will establish a joint training pipeline between the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Na...

Wittman Leads House Companion Bill to Establish Special IG For Ukraine Aid

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee, along with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced legislation to establish a Special Inspector General to oversee the humanitarian, economic, and security assistance funding that the U.S. Congress had provided to Ukraine to ensure the funds are appropria...

Wittman Applauds Progress of Vital Wildlife Refuges Funding Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) applauded the passage of his legislation, the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act, through the Natural Resources Committee. This bipartisan legislation, introduced with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), will reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership, and education programs to ensure public access to publ...

Wittman Opening Statement at Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces FY23 Markup

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, delivered the following opening statement at the subcommittee markup for H.R. 7900 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023. The Subcommittee's mark is available here. Rep. Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: I appreciate the Chairman yielding. As...

Wittman Congratulates Rappahannock Community College on Upward Bound Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) offered his congratulations to Rappahannock Community College on receiving funding from the Department of Education’s TriO – Upward Bound program. “This is both welcomed and well-deserved news for Rappahannock Community College,” said Congressman Wittman. “These federal dollars will help identify and provide services for high school student...

Wittman Reacts to Blinken’s Speech on U.S. China Policy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), released the following statement in response to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s speech on the Biden Administration’s policy toward China. Secretary Blinken’s comments follow a May 23rd speech made by President Biden, during which he stated that the United States would get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if the People’s Republ...

Wittman: Biden defense budget compromises American security

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Opinion: Biden defense budget compromises American security By. Rep. Rob Wittman May 21, 2022 The Virginian-Pilot We are at a turning point in our nation’s history. Russian President Vladimir Putin has demonstrated his clear rejection of post-Cold War global order through his ferocious invasion into a sovereign nation. China remains the pacing challenge through their threat to open trade, human ri...

Wittman Reacts to USS Connecticut Grounding Command Investigation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member on the Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee, released the following statement in response to the Navy’s release of the command investigation into the USS CONNECTICUT grounding that occurred on 2 October 2021 last year: “Last October, I was dismayed by the grounding of the USS Connecticut (SSN-22) after the Sea Wolf-cl...

Wittman Opening Statement at Hearing on Air Force Projection Forces Aviation Programs and Capabilities for FY23

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, delivered the following opening statement at a hearing on Air Force Projection Forces Aviation Programs and Capabilities for FY23. Rep. Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: I want to thank Chairman Courtney for yielding and thank our witnesses for testifying toda...

Wittman, Suburban Caucus Announce Legislative Platform

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), along with Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO), Chair of the House Suburban Caucus, and Co-Task Force Chairs Representatives French Hill (R-AR), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) this week announced the Suburban Caucus Legislative Platform. The Suburban Caucus's mission is to formulate a federal policy agenda that positivel...

Wittman Opening Statement at Hearing on FY23 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, delivered the following opening statement at a hearing on the FY23 budget request for seapower and projection forces. Rep. Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: I want to thank Chairman Courtney for yielding and thank our three witnesses for testifying today. I al...