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  • Wittman Statement on Resignation of Acting Secretary of the Navy Modly
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released this statement on Acting Secretary of the Navy Modly’s resignation: "After Acting Secretary Modly’s recent actions, I support Secretary Esper’s decision to accept his resignation. I believe that this move is critical to making our Navy whole again and getting back on track to address this unique readiness situation during these challenging... Read more

  • Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Wittman & Johnson Introduce Bill to Increase Access to Broadband
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), along with Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-6), announced the Serving Rural America Act. This legislation would create a five-year pilot grant program at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), authorizing $100 million a year for a total of $500 million over five years to expand broadband service to unserved areas of the country. The Coronavirus outbreak across the nation has further emphasized the need for reliable broadband access in every home in America – ... Read more

  • Wittman Named Finalist for CMF Democracy Awards
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) today announced that Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is a finalist for the Democracy Awards, CMF’s honors program recognizing non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices. Congressman Wittman was selected for outstanding achievement in the category of Constituent Service, which recognizes offices for their outstanding practices or achievements acting as ombudsmen with the federal government or responding to const... Read more

  • Wittman Supports the CARES Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Family Values, Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Although the measure passed by voice vote, if a roll call was requested, he would have voted in favor. “We are in both a public health crisis and an economic crisis. Congress needed to act – swiftly and decisively. I am proud to support the CARES Act because it does what is necessary to stabilize our economy, protect American families, ... Read more

  • Wittman Votes for Coronavirus Emergency Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Family Values

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted in favor over $7 billion in emergency funding for the U.S. response to the Coronavirus as well as extending emergency telehealth services. This legislation does not contain any policy riders or political poison pills, and is the product of a bipartisan compromise to address this emergency. This bill provides important funding that allows the Administration to address the virus at home and abroad, including expediting vaccine development, ... Read more

  • Wittman Opening Statement: SPF Hearing on Navy FY21 Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces (SPF), made the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at the SPF Hearing titled: Department of the Navy Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces: “I want to thank Chairman Courtney for yielding and thank our three witnesses for testifying today. “The administration has been consistent with their drive to expand the capa... Read more

  • Wittman Advocates for Va Water Infrastructure Investments
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) testified at the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) Member Day hearing. Virginia’s economy depends on domestic and international commercial gateways like the Port of Virginia. During his testimony, Congressman Wittman, emphasized the importance of WRDA to the First District to improve inland waterways, flood protection procedures, and ecosystem restoration. Video of his testimony can be foun... Read more

  • Wittman Tours Manassas Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) completed a tour of Manassas businesses during the week-long District Work Period. Throughout the day, he visited ZESTRON Americas, Able Moving and Storage, and SES o3b Networks Global Operations Centers and NOC/SOC Facility. “These hardworking Virginians make our economy thrive,” Wittman said. “I am so grateful for the hospitality of ZESTRON Americas, Able Moving and Storage, and SES o3b Networks Global Operations Center this week. I was able to spea... Read more

  • Wittman, Westerman, Pappas Honor 50 Years of Traffic Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) along with Road Safety Caucus Chairs, Representatives Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), introduced a resolution to recognize the 50th anniversary of the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and celebrate its achievements and efforts on saving lives and reducing injuries on the roadways. “Back when I was the Mayor of Montross, our town needed help with roadwork, so I got certified as a roadside flagger through the ATSSA.... Read more

  • Wittman Tours Amazon HQ2 Site
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) visited JBG Smith’s Marketing Center to see the site plan for Amazon’s HQ2 in the newly named National Landing. Attendees included JBG Smith executives and members of the Amazon team. The entire Northern Virginia region will benefit from important infrastructure projects, including the construction of additional entrances to the Metro stations at Crystal City and Potomac Yard, improvements to Richmond Highway (Route One), a connector pedestrian bridg... Read more

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