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Wittman Statement on FY23 Marine Corps Audit

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Marine Corps announced their audit opinion for Fiscal Year 2023: “After years of failed audits from the Defense Department, I’m pleased to see the U.S. Marine Corps pass their Fiscal Year 2023 audit. There has been severe dysfunction at the Pentagon for too l...

Wittman Statement on Mayorkas Impeachment

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting to impeach U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law and breach of public trust: “The actions of Secretary Mayorkas have led to a complete humanitarian and national security catastrophe. For three years, Secretary Mayorkas has refused to enforce ...

Wittman Statement on Army Decision to End Development of Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft

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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 after the U.S. Army informed the HASC of their decision to end development of the Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft: “The Army’s enormous aviation program changes require serious scrutiny from...

Wittman Advocates to Protect Children from Vaping by Prohibiting Illegal Imports from China

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging them to work with the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to prevent illegal vaping products from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from entering the United States. More than half of all vaping products sold in the United States are e-cigarettes and related accessories, which are imported from ...

Wittman’s SHARKED Act Passes U.S. House

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman’s (VA-01) bipartisan Supporting the Health of Aquatic systems through Research, Knowledge, and Enhanced Dialogue (SHARKED) Act was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The SHARKED Act will establish a task force to work with fisheries management groups to address the problems posed by increased shark depredation and identify research and funding opportunities...

Wittman, Virginia Delegation Press Postal Service on Alarming Richmond-Area Mail Delays

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined a bipartisan group of Virginia lawmakers in pressing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on the mail delivery delays and disruptions impacting Virginians in the Richmond region. U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and U.S. Representatives Jennifer McClellan (D-VA-4), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-7), Jen Kiggans (R-VA-2), and Bob Good (R-VA-5) also si...

Wittman Statement on U.S. Troops Killed in Jordan

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement regarding the three American service members killed and 25 injured at a U.S. outpost in Jordan. “I am devastated to hear of the American troops killed and injured at a U.S. outpost in Jordan last night. As we mourn this loss, we must commit to holding Iran and its terrorist proxies accountable for this despicable attack....

Rob Wittman: Investing in STEM bolsters Virginia education, economy

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Driven by decades of technological advancements that have drastically altered the trajectory of education and workforce development systems, Virginia stands at the forefront of the shift toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The commonwealth is prepared to propel American innovation to new heights through a world-class education system and innovative industries. Given the...

Wittman, Kiggans Urge DOD to Utilize Virginia’s Nuclear Energy to Power Indo-Pacific Command

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (VA-02) sent a letter to Admiral John Aquilino of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command to urge the U.S. Department of Defense to capitalize on Virginia’s nuclear energy capabilities to boost sustainable power to military facilities, long-range missile defense systems, and command and control centers. The use of micro-nuclear reactors reduces t...

Wittman, Kiggans, Scott, McClellan Urge DOD to Ensure Funding For Hampton Roads Shipbuilding Ecosystem

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, was joined by Virginia delegation members Reps. Jen Kiggans (VA-02), Bobby Scott (VA-03), and Jennifer McClellan (VA-04) in urging Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to ensure aircraft carrier procurement funding remains on track. “Stable and predictable shipbuilding timelines help to maintain a healt...

Wittman Workforce Development Bill Hits 100-Cosponsor Milestone

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced that the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act hit a major milestone of obtaining 100 cosponsors, just nine months since the bipartisan bill’s introduction. The Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition, dedicated to championing and rallying support for the legislation, also continues to grow with more than 760 trade associations, professional societie...

Wittman House Floor Remarks on FY24 NDAA

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of the FY24 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congressman Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: “I thank the Chairman for yielding. War is on our doorstep. With the Russ...

Wittman Applauds House Passage of FY24 NDAA

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24). “With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Iran’s proxy conflict with Israel, North Korea’s long range ballistic missile development, and China’s belligerence in t...

Wittman Chairs Hearing on F-35 Acquisition Program

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Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, held a subcommittee hearing to emphasize the urgency of F-35 program development in deterring the Chinese Communist Party’s military buildup in the Indo-Pacific. “The F-35 is a technological marvel, but the delays in fielding required capabilities are d...

Wittman Hosts STEM Seminar at VCU

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted an informational STEM seminar at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to provide local school board members, administrators, and parents with information and resources to help prepare students for in-demand jobs and career opportunities in STEM fields. The congressman was joined by Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the National Science Foundation; Dr...