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Wittman Backs House Passage of FY25 NDAA

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today applauded the House passage of the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25 NDAA), which will set the framework for America’s defense policy. “After many hours of thoughtful debate, I am pleased to see Congress pass this critical piece of legislation to ensure the U.S. military is ...

Wittman House Floor Remarks in Support of FY25 NDAA

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025. (Watch) Rep. Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: “I thank the chairman for yielding. This bill comes at a critical time. Along with many of my colleagues — at the commem...

Wittman Commemorates 80th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France

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WASHINGTON – This past week, House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) returned from a bipartisan congressional delegation to Normandy, France to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. The congressman took part in observance of the anniversary along with veterans and their families, active duty servicemembers, government and military officials, and foreign di...

Wittman, Virginia Delegation Members Warn of National Security Risks in Pentagon’s Solar Panel Plan

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01), alongside Reps. Jen Kiggans (VA-02), Ben Cline (VA-06), and Morgan Griffith (VA-09), sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urging the U.S. Department of Defense to ensure any solar panels installed on the Pentagon or any U.S. military installation are made in America. China dominates the global solar supply chain, and the Biden administrat...

Wittman Votes For FY25 Military Construction-VA Appropriations Bill

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) voted for H.R. 8580, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2025. The bill will enhance quality of life for military families, fully fund veterans’ healthcare, invest in Virginia’s military communities – all while ensuring responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars. “Our servicemembers...

Wittman Statement on F-35 Crash in Albuquerque

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces (TAL) Subcommittee, released the following statement following reports of an F-35 fighter jet crashing off the airfield at Albuquerque International Sunport: “I am incredibly grateful to the first responders who promptly aided the pilot aft...

Addressing rural transportation challenges in coastal Virginia

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Virginia’s 1st District encompasses some of the most unique transportation challenges in the country. From congested highways to strained commuter rail systems and deteriorating roads and bridges to sediment-filled waterways, our infrastructure faces significant hurdles. This is particularly evident in Virginia’s Northern Neck and the Middle Peninsula, where residents depend heavily on a robust ne...

Wittman Opening Statement at FY25 NDAA

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, delivered the following opening statement at the full committee markup for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025. The subcommittee's mark is available here. Watch Rep. Wittman's opening remarks here. Rep. Wittm...

Wittman Backs FY25 NDAA

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces (TAL) Subcommittee voted in favor of the committee’s advancement of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25). The bill was reported favorably out of committee with a vote of 57-1. Following his vote in favor...

Wittman Secures Wins For Virginia in FY25 NDAA

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces (TAL) Subcommittee voted in favor of the committee’s advancement of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25). The bill includes significant investments in Virginia’s shipbuilding industry, submarine industri...

Wittman Announces 2024 Congressional App Challenge

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) announced that the 2024 Congressional App Challenge is now open to all middle and high school students in Virginia’s First District. The deadline for this year’s competition is Oct. 24, 2024. The Congressional App Challenge is designed to encourage students’ participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education fields. This nati...

Wittman, Lawmakers Urge Secretary Austin to Deploy American-Made Drones on Battlefield

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), alongside 10 colleagues, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, urging the U.S. Department of Defense to send more American-made drones to Ukraine to deploy on the battlefield. Currently, most drones being used in Ukraine’s fight against unprovoked Russian aggression are made by a single Chinese company. The use of American drones in...

Wittman Statement on Biden Withholding Arms Shipments to Israel

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement on the Biden administration withholding arms shipments to Israel: “President Biden’s decision to withhold critical arms shipments to Israel is an insult to our only true democratic ally in the Middle East. It is more critical than ever that the United States supports Israel’s right to defend itself and its mission...

Wittman’s Protecting Access For Hunters and Anglers Act Passes U.S. House

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman’s (VA-01) Protecting Access For Hunters and Anglers Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation will prohibit the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture from banning the use of lead ammunition or tackle on federal lands and waters unless such regulation is consistent with state law and supported by science. “As a life...

Wittman, Warner, Kaine, McClellan Statement on Meeting With Postmaster General DeJoy

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) met with U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy alongside U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (both D-VA), and Rep. Jennifer McClellan (VA-04) to discuss the severe mail delays affecting communities in Virginia and the related implementation of new reforms by the United States Postal Service (USPS). “Today, we met with Postmaster DeJoy for...