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  • Wittman Reintroduces Legislation to Ensure Congressional Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) reintroduced three pieces of legislation as part of his ongoing efforts to increase accountability in Washington: the No Budget, No Pay Act, the Inaction Has Consequences Act, and the Stay on Schedule (S.O.S.) Resolution. The No Budget, No Pay Act would prohibit members of the House or Senate from receiving pay if their respective chamber does not pass a budget by April 15, 2021. The Inaction Has Consequences Act reads that if Members don’t complete ap... Read more

  • Wittman helps expand Broadband Access in the Northern Neck
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Recently, Governor Ralph Northam announced $29.6 million in grants awarded through the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) to deliver high-speed internet access to many rural, unserved, and underserved Virginians. This first round set of awards totaling $29.6 million will go to 11 localities through 5 projects. One of the projects that received an award was the Northern Neck Planning District Commission. The Northern Neck Planning District Commission will partner with All ... Read more

  • Rogers Announces Wittman as Vice Ranking Member of House Armed Services Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), today announced the selection of Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) as Vice Ranking Member of HASC for the 117th Congress. “Congratulations to Vice Ranking Member Wittman.” Ranking Member Rogers said.“Rob and I have long served on HASC together, so I can personally attest to his profound commitment to our service members. He will be a fierce advocate to properly fund our military, modernize our forces, an... Read more

  • Wittman Opposes Partisan Budget Reconciliation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement on the budget reconciliation process: “After months of calling for unity, I was optimistic we would have a chance to work on the budget in a bipartisan manner. But bipartisanship is a two-way street, requiring we work together to find common ground for the better good. From what we’ve seen of budget reconciliation thus far, it appears those calls for unity were really calls for conformity. Working across party lin... Read more

  • Wittman backs waiver to advance Austin confirmation as SecDef
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, supported passage of legislation allowing retired Army General Lloyd Austin to be confirmed as the 28th Secretary of Defense. “As with the nomination of Secretary Mattis in 2017,” Congressman Wittman said, “Today I was proud to support the waiver to allow General Austin to be confirmed. The consideration of quality candidates for vital positions such as... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Inauguration of President Joe Biden
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement following the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as the 46th President of the United States: “Today we witnessed the peaceful transfer of power, just as we have every four years since 1789. It is together – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – that we will face the future, and we shall do so as one Nation. I promise to do my part to unite the country, help to heal our Nation, and work on solutions to A... Read more

  • Wittman Statement Against Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after voting against the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump: “What happened on January 6th is completely unacceptable, undemocratic, un-American, and criminal, and I condemn - in the strongest terms possible - the attack against the US Capitol and the United States system of government. This was a senseless attack perpetrated by misguided individuals who were led to believe that something could have been don... Read more

  • Wittman statement on the death of USCP Officer Sicknick
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today issued the following statement on the death of United States Capitol Police (USCP) Officer and Virginia resident Brian D. Sicknick: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Officer Sicknick. My heart goes out to Brian's family, friends, and fellow officers at this terrible and tragic loss. Brian died as a result of injuries sustained while defending our government, our Capitol, and our Constitution. “Officer Sicknick was killed during an at... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on the Certification of Electoral Votes
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after Vice President Pence announced the results of the states’ electoral vote count of 306 electoral votes for Joe Biden and 232 electoral votes for President Trump. “What happened on Wednesday in our nation’s Capital is a blemish on this nation and I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the acts of violence and destruction that occurred at the Capitol building. We may disagree on policy and who we support for President,... Read more

  • Wittman sworn in to 117th Congress, vows to ‘work tirelessly’ for Virginians
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors, Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after officially being sworn in to the 117th Congress: “The past Congress, while divided in our political viewpoints and stalled in the quagmire of partisan posturing, accomplished much for the American people, during some of the most difficult times in our history: unprecedented pandemic relief legislation for small businesses and hardworking individuals, bipartisan and bicameral support for our armed forces and ... Read more

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