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Washington Update: Dealing with Iran

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Friend- When we discuss the threats faced by the United States, China and Russia tend to dominate the discussion. Rightfully so as both are nuclear powers with expansionist ambitions in direct opposition to US interests. However, what if there was suddenly another nuclear power far more aggressive and unpredictable than those two countries? The danger posed by a rogue, ideologically-driven nuclear... Read more »

Washington Update: Virginia's Infrastructure Priorities

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Washington Update: Virginia's Infrastructure Priorities From the Desk of Rob Wittman Friend, Virginia’s First Congressional District is home to some of the nation’s most unique transportation challenges. To unlock Virginia’s economic potential, we must solve these challenges through a combined federal, state, and local government effort. And just as importantly, these efforts must be sound and ta... Read more »

Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce

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Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce From the Desk of Rob Wittman Friend, It has been 40 years since President Ronald Reagan declared in his first inaugural address that ‘government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.’ Those words are just as true today. Last week, President Biden unveiled his proposed infrastructure package. Republicans and even a few ... Read more »

Wittman's Weekly: March's Stories You Don't Want to Miss

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This March marks one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. One year later, our lives remain fundamentally altered as the pandemic continues. But as an ever-growing number of Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. That sense of optimism was readily apparent when I visited the King George YMCA vaccination... Read more »

Weekly Update: Freeing America’s Youth to Pursue Their Dreams

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From the Desk of Rob Wittman Every parent knows the look. The look of a child’s unbridled happiness as she discovers a new passion. After seeing that look, we cannot help but dream of our children finding a career providing them that same fulfillment each day. For so long, we told America’s youth that a 4-year college program was necessary to live that life. But today, that’s not always the case. ... Read more »

Wittman's Weekly: Biden's Border Crisis

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I am deeply concerned with what I am seeing at our southern border. According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), migrant encounters along the southern border were up 28% since January and are up 173% since last year. Not only adults but also children. CBP expects about 13,000 unaccompanied migrant children by May and 117,000 children by the end of the year. The number of unaccompanied childre... Read more »

Wittman's Weekly: Pelosi: Walls for Me; Not for Thee

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At the center of Washington, D.C., stands the Capitol Building. If you have ever seen it, you understand just how powerful a sight it is. It is not just a beautiful building; our founders placed it at the center of our capital city to reflect the people's place in government. As Washington centers around the Capitol building, so too should our government center around the people. 435 Representativ... Read more »

Wittman's Weekly: My Priorities on HASC

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We stand at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. We are about to decide if the United States retains its global primacy or if we concede our position to those of malign intent. In such pivotal times, it is a sincere honor to announce I have been named the Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee. It is no secret the United States is preparing for global military competitio... Read more »

Wittman’s Weekly: January in Review

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January was a challenging month for many Americans across our nation. Despite the rocky start to the year, I remain dedicated to working for you in Washington and am even more invigorated to achieve results for you as we move forward on our road to recovery. That said, there were many positive things that happened in Washington last month that I would like to highlight for you now. Scroll below to... Read more »

Wittman’s Weekly: First 100 Days

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On January 20th, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in standing in the shadow of the Capitol dome in Washington, DC. Our Republic remains strong, and it is now time to get to work and continue the American tradition of respectful debate and disagreement to achieve results for the American people. As we start the new Administration, while we may disagree politically, I ... Read more »