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Wittman Joins Armed Service Committee Members to Press Biden to Boost Defense Budget by 5% Above Inflation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined 39 of his Republican colleagues on the House and Senate Armed Services Committee in urging President Biden to include a 5 percent increase above inflation for defense spending in his fiscal year 2023 budget request. In the letter, the members encouraged the President to reject progressives’ push to cut or freeze defense spending, to instead...

Wittman's Weekly: Why I Serve

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Friend, Representing the folks of Virginia’s First District and advocating on their behalf in Washington is one of my greatest honors. Just like you, I do not live in Washington, D.C. I live in Montross, Virginia, where I drive home every day to the same home I purchased in 1985 with my wife, Kathryn. When I am out in the district with constituents, I pass my kids’ homes where they live with my si...

Wittman's Weekly: We Must Hold Members of Congress Accountable

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Friend, Our nation’s debt is out of control – today, it stands at more than $29 Trillion. For years, Congress has failed to address our nation’s spending problem, making it much harder to solve the problems of our country’s crippling debt. Without immediate change, the problems of today will only be passed onto our children and grandchildren. We need to know where our money is going and work throu...

Wittman's Weekly: 2022 Priorities

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Friend, As we start the new year, I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together. Representing my constituents in Virginia’s First District is my number one priority and a distinct honor. Last year was no doubt a year filled with challenges, but even in the face of hardships, folks in Virginia’s First District consistently proved resilient. As your Representative in Congress, espec...

Washington Update: June Stories You Don't Want to Miss

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Friend - As always, I continue to be amazed by the people of Virginia’s First District. Between meeting with constituents throughout the district, or hearing your voice while in Washington, I am constantly reminded of the hard work and dedication of the folks I am lucky enough to represent. This June was no different: Early in June, I had the chance to partner with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to...

Washington Update: Runaway Spending

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Friend - When Democrats decided to push through their “COVID” relief package earlier this year without any outreach to or support of Republicans, we warned them about the cost of risking our fiscal stability and making it harder for our economy to recover from COVID. Moreover, economists across the political spectrum warned President Biden about the very real threat that inflation caused by his re...

Washington Update: The War on Words

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Friend, Over two weeks have passed since President Biden delivered a Joint Address to Congress, marking the culmination of his first 100 days as President. Throughout those first 100 days and since, it has become clear that the Biden Administration and their Democratic allies in Congress found a new strategy that has come to define President Biden’s time in office. Whenever the Administration intr...

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...

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...

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 ...