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Wittman Applauds Passage of SHARKED Act Out of Natural Resources Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Wittman (VA-01) today applauded the unanimous passage of his bill, H.R. 4051 - the Supporting the Health of Aquatic systems through Research Knowledge and Enhanced Dialogue (SHARKED) Act, out of the House Committee on Natural Resources. “Our anglers and commercial fishermen make great contributions to our economy and our marine environment, and we must do…

Wittman Demands Answers from Biden Administration on Backlog of Foreign Military Sales to Taiwan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), today participated in the committee’s hearing on defense cooperation with Taiwan. He stressed the need to clear the significant backlog in foreign military sales to Taiwan – using every tool at the State Department’s and Defense Department’s disposal – to support…

Wittman Emphasizes Importance of 529 Savings Account Expansion to Ways and Means Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) testified to the Ways and Means Committee on H.R.1477 - the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act, which he introduced to increase access to educational workforce opportunities. This bipartisan bill, which currently has 65 cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, would permit the use of tax-advantaged 529 savings accounts to…

Wittman Leads CODEL to Indo-Pacific

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was joined by Congressman Carlos Gimenez (FL-28), Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (VA-02), and Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) on a bipartisan CODEL trip to the Indo-Pacific, where the Members met with senior officials to discuss security issues and deterrence measures to counter increasing…

Wittman Joins Fox Business to Discuss Biden Administration's China Strategy Failures, Secretary Raimondo’s China Trip

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined ‘Mornings with Maria’ on Fox Business today to discuss U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s upcoming trip to China, the latest failure of the Biden administration to project American strength to Chinese Communist Party officials. “Based on previous visits by Secretary Blinken and Secretary Yellen, I'm not sure what's going…

Wittman Joins Fox Business to Discuss Threat of China-Russia Cooperation, Ukraine Funding, Record Inflation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined ‘Mornings with Maria’ on Fox Business today to discuss the alarming increase in cooperation between China and Russia, transparency and accountability in support for Ukraine against Russia’s unprovoked invasion, and the Biden administration’s failure to help American families facing rising grocery and gas prices due to record…

Wittman, Sarbanes, Van Hollen, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Establish Chesapeake National Recreation Area

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman, along with U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-03) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to create a unified Chesapeake National Recreation Area (CNRA). The bill proposes to unite a series of voluntarily contributed park areas and iconic Bay properties under the operation of the National Park Service (NPS)…

Wittman Hosts Public Health Seminar in Richmond

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RICHMOND, V.A. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted a public health seminar at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. The seminar convened local law enforcement representatives, doctors, and mental health and rehabilitation specialists to share information and resources pertaining to opioid misuse and addiction and mental health crises in the community.  “Many…

Wittman, Chesapeake Bay Delegation Introduce Legislation to Accelerate Bay Restoration Efforts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined fellow co-chairs of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force – Reps. John Sarbanes (MD-03), Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) – to introduce the Chesapeake Bay Conservation Acceleration Act of 2023, which would accelerate conservation goals in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  The legislation would…

Wittman, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Prevent Tax-Exempt Entities from Financing CCP Techno-Totalitarian State

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today joined colleagues on the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to introduce the Dump Investments in Troublesome Communist Holdings Act (DITCH Act). This bill would force non-profits, university endowments, public pension plans, and any other tax-exempt entity to divest from Chinese companies or lose…