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Wittman Brings Australian Delegation to Newport News

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WASHINGTON – On Friday, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) brought a delegation of Australian Parliamentarians to Newport News Shipbuilding alongside Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA-03) for a visit in support of the trilateral Australia, United Kingdom and United States (AUKUS) partnership, which was formed to counter China’s aggression in the Indo-Pacific region. Virginia’s Newport News Shipbuilding...

Wittman Leads Second Critical Minerals Policy Working Group Roundtable

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) led the second roundtable discussion of the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s Critical Minerals Policy Working Group. The discussion focused on the United States' heavy import reliance on critical minerals and the implications of price manipulation and supply sh...

Wittman, Warner, Kaine, Spanberger, McClellan Statement on Meeting With Postmaster General DeJoy to Discuss Updates on Postal Service Delays

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-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 U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) to receive a status update on the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) ongoing work to improve service in Virginia while implementing new efficiency reforms. A representative from U.S. Rep. Jennife...

Wittman’s America’s Conservation Enhancement Reauthorization Act Advances in House Natural Resources Subcommittee

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman’s (R-VA-01) America’s Conservation Enhancement Reauthorization Act advanced in the House Natural Resources Committee after receiving a hearing in the Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Subcommittee. This comprehensive legislation will enhance the preservation of America's natural resources, wildlife, and habitats. The bill is now eligible to be sent to the fu...

Wittman Applauds Passage of Key Provisions of Freedom To Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act in House Ways and Means Committee

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today applauded the passage of key provisions from his Freedom To Invest in Tomorrow's Workforce Act in the House Ways and Means Committee. Adopted into the Education and Workforce Freedom Act, the provisions will expand Americans’ access to resources to pay for post-secondary training programs, which will help more Americans obtain and retain good-payi...

Wittman Recognized as Champion of Healthcare Innovation

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was recognized as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” by the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), the leading health industry association representing healthcare companies from all sectors of healthcare, during the council’s annual Innovation Expo on Capitol Hill in June. “Ensuring our healthcare providers have the most updated and effective tools and...

Wittman Joins Federal, State, Local Virginia Leaders to Renew Commitment to Revitalizing Hampton Roads

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Norfolk, VA – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was joined by Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (VA-02), Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Craig Crenshaw, Newport News Mayor Phillip Jones, Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer, and U.S. Navy officials for a roundtable discussion focused on continued revitalization efforts in Hampton Roads. Congressman W...

Wittman Votes to Secure the Border

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted for the Fiscal Year 2025 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which provides funding to secure the southern border and rejects the Biden administration’s policies that incentivize illegal immigration. “The crisis at the border is manmade, self-inflicted, and entirely avoidable, which makes it even more heartbreaking and frustrating,” said ...

Wittman’s Veterans Collaboration Act Advances Out of House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01)’s Veterans Collaboration Act advanced in the House Veterans Affairs Committee after receiving a favorable vote in the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. The bill will now be sent to the full committee for consideration. The Veterans Collaboration Act will establish a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pilot program to foster collaboratio...

Wittman Leads First Critical Minerals Policy Working Group Roundtable

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) led the inaugural roundtable discussion of the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s newly established Critical Minerals Policy Working Group. Congressman Wittman was appointed last week to lead this working group, which aims to develop legislation and raise awarene...

Wittman Introduces America’s Conservation Enhancement Reauthorization Act of 2024

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) introduced the America's Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Reauthorization Act of 2024 alongside Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI-06), Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (R-VA-02), and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA-04). This comprehensive legislation will enhance the preservation of America's natural resources, wildlife, and habitats. “As a former mari...

Wittman Statement on Biden Executive Action Incentivizing Illegal Immigration

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s executive action stopping the deportation of 500,000 illegal immigrants currently living in the United States: “President Biden campaigned on a platform of relaxing border security, so his executive action today is no surprise. Once again, the Biden administration is incentivizing ...

Wittman To Lead Critical Minerals Policy Working Group

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) was announced to lead the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s new policy working group focused on countering the CCP's control of critical mineral supply chains. Critical minerals are used in everything from semiconductors and wind turbines to electric vehicles. “Dom...

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...