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Wittman Hosts Mental Health Seminar in Williamsburg

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted an informational mental health seminar in Williamsburg to provide parents, educators, first responders, and interested Virginia’s First District residents with resources to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy. The congressman was joined by mental and behavioral health professionals from Colonial Behavioral Health, Riverside Health Sys...

Wittman, Virginia Lawmakers Statement on USPS Inspector General Report on Richmond Regional Processing and Distribution Center

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), alongside U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and U.S. Representatives Jennifer McClellan (D-VA-04), Bobby Scott (D-VA-03), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), Bob Good (R-VA-05), and Jen Kiggans (R-VA-02) released the following statement regarding the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Inspector General (IG) report on the Richmond Regional Processi...

Wittman Statement on Further Consolidated Appropriations Act

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement on the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act: “Nearly six months after the original deadline, the House has finally passed all 12 government funding bills. It is outrageous that it’s taken this long, and it shouldn't have been done this way. “Today I voted to support the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act. There’s no way aroun...

Wittman, Ryan Launch Defense Modernization Caucus

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Congressman Pat Ryan (D-NY) announced the launch of the Congressional Defense Modernization Caucus to advance the national security ecosystem through the integration and adoption of emergent technologies. The bipartisan caucus will amplify and champion key policy and funding priorities necessary for the technological evolution of the U.S. Department of Def...

Wittman Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced that the 2024 Congressional Art Competition is now open to all high school students in Virginia’s First District. The deadline to enter this year’s competition is May 1. The overall winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol along with other contest winners from all other congressional districts nationwide. The winner not onl...

Wittman, Virginia Colleagues Share Postal Service Issues With USPS Inspector General

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Jennifer McClellan (VA-04), Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03), Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), Rep. Bob Good (VA-05), and Rep. Jen Kiggans (VA-02) in sending a letter to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Inspector General (IG), sharing stories of Postal Service disruptions and delays across Virginia. The USPS Offi...

Wittman Statement on President Biden’s Defense Budget

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman, vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to President Biden’s defense budget for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25): “President Biden’s defense budget request is devoid of reality. With rising aggression from China, Russia, and Iran, our defense budget must reflect our new reality during this time of global unrest. As Ch...

Wittman Chairs Hearing on Future of Army Aviation

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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 conduct critical oversight of the Army’s modernization plans after the service branch abruptly canceled development of the Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA). “While I applaud the Army’s ability to make hard ...

Wittman Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address: Watch Rep. Wittman’s reaction to President Biden’s address here. “The impact of President Joe Biden's policies on American families has been detrimental from day one. Over the past three years, Americans have suffered from skyrocketing prices, surging violent cri...

Wittman, Kelly Amplify Pressure on CAPE to Support Cost-Effective 31-Amphib Floor Requirement

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Senior leaders of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Congressman Trent Kelly (R-MS) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office to affirm the importance of meeting the congressionally-mandated 31 L-class amphibious ship floor requirement in a cost-effective way. By providing multiship procurement a...

Wittman Urges Biden Administration to Extend Comment Period For Consequential Proposed Rule for Wildlife Refuges

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging the agency to extend the comment period for their proposed National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) biological, integrity, diversity, and environmental health (BIDEH) rule. If implemented, this rule would have far-reaching consequences for the NWRS, fish, wildlife, as well as sportsmen and women without suffic...

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 ...