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Opinion: Wittman Committed to Seeing Congress Deliver Results

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This new year brings an exciting new chapter to Congress and the 1st Congressional District of Virginia. Through redistricting, the 1st Congressional District welcomes new areas and new constituents that I am looking forward to representing. I have been fortunate to meet so many of the incredible folks of Virginia’s 1st District. With the addition of Henrico and Chesterfield counties, I look forwa...

Wittman Joins Commonsense Legislation to Fix Outdated Mine Permitting Processes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), a senior member of the House Natural Resources Committee, announced his support for the Permitting for Mining Needs (PERMIT-MN) Act. This legislation, introduced by Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08), would streamline the permitting process for mining projects nationwide to secure cleaner, safer domestic mineral supply chains. “Our nation ha...

Wittman Named Vice Chairman of Armed Services Committee, Chairman of Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee for 118th Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was named Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee for the 118th Congress. Congressman Wittman most recently served as the Ranking Member on the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee. On the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, Congressman Wittman will over...

Wittman Appointed to Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party for 118th Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), released the following statement after being appointed to serve on the House Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP): “We live in an era of Great Power Competition, and our greatest competitor remains the Chinese Communist Party. The House Select Committee on China sends a stro...

Wittman Response to Economic Impact of Defense in Virginia Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), released the following statement in response to the release of the Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Virginia Military Factbook: “As a Senior Member on the House Armed Services Committee, I understand that the work we do in Congress is critical to the well-being of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This week’s release of the Virginia ...

Wittman Introduces Government Accountability Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced the re-introduction of his legislation that will hold members of Congress accountable and bring transparency back to the budget and appropriations process. Throughout his time in Congress, Congressman Wittman has proposed three government accountability bills: the No Budget No Pay Act, the Stay on Schedule Resolution, and the Inac...

Wittman Sworn in to 118th Congress, vows to ‘get our nation back on track’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after officially being sworn in to the 118th: “Today is a new beginning for the Commonwealth of Virginia and for our nation. This Congress, the First Congressional District welcomes new areas and new constituents that I am looking forward to representing. With the addition of Henrico County and Chesterfield ...

Wittman Votes Against $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting “no” on Senate Amendment to H.R. 2617 – FY23 Omnibus Appropriations, a $1.7 trillion spending bill. “Congress had months to properly fund our government; yet, we have once again found ourselves in a completely avoidable situation. I have said time and time again that last-minute deals and tempor...

Wittman, Warner, Kaine Applaud Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Protect The Northern Neck, Generate Economic Activity

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) and U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded passage of their legislation to preserve invaluable local resources and help generate economic activity in the Northern Neck. By officially designating the region as a National Heritage Area (NHA), the Northern Neck National Heritage Area Act will deliver critical federal dollars, encourag...

Wittman Urges Coca-Cola to Continue Production of Beloved Northern Neck Beverage

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NORTHERN NECK, VA – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced his letter to Mr. James Quincey, Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, regarding the production of Northern Neck Ginger Ale. This letter follows the discontinuation of Northern Neck Ginger Ale during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Coca-Cola Company. “The efforts of thousands of Virginians to restart produc...

Wittman: Congress is building a stronger fleet than the Navy

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Congress is building a stronger fleet than the Navy By Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) December 15, 2022 Defense News Last Thursday, the House voted on a final National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2023 that secures the future of our naval fleet for another year. Fortunately, Congress improved the Navy’s FY23 inadequate shipbuilding plan in critical ways: We rejected the Navy’s ship construction ...

Wittman Statement on Continuing Resolution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Wittman issued the following statement after voting against the Continuing Resolution: “Today’s passage of a Continuing Resolution – a harmful, short-term solution to a long-term problem – emphasizes the lack of accountability in Congress. This situation was completely avoidable; however, it is another example that a ‘budgeting by crisis’ mentality remains the...

Wittman House Floor Remarks on 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, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congressman Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: I want to thank Mr. Rogers for yielding...

Wittman Applauds House Passage of 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 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). The FY23 NDAA authorizes funding for the United States Department of Defense for the next fiscal year and serves as the...

Wittman Earns 100% on Scorecard for Championing American Energy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Wittman announced his score of 100% from the American Energy Alliance on their American Energy Scorecard for the House of Representatives. According to their website, the AEA scorecard scores voting and co-sponsorship decisions on legislation affecting energy and environmental policy, educating voters on how their representatives vote and holding members accou...