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Wittman Statement on Biden's Ukraine Comments, Continued Russian Aggression

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement on President Biden’s comments on Ukraine and the ongoing situation unfolding between Ukraine and Russia: “President Biden’s ‘minor incursion’ comment last night was reckless and irresponsible. Plainly, this was disrespectful to Ukraine’s sovereignty. Putin will continue these invasions and his attempted reun...

Wittman Seeks Answers on Responsible Broadband Funding

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced his letter to The Honorable Alan Davidson, the recently confirmed Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The NTIA is the main agency charged with administering and overseeing the billions of dollars appropriated by Congress intended to close the digital divide. In his letter, Congre...

Wittman Calls on Speaker Pelosi to Use American-Made PPE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) wrote a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to support American workers by providing American made personal protective equipment (PPE) for Members of Congress. Members of Congress are now required to wear N95 or KN95 masks on the House floor; however, masks currently provided are manufactured in China rather than the readily available...

Wittman Calls for Investigation into Incident on Interstate 95 (I-95)

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Wittman announced that he sent a letter to Governor Northam requesting a study by the Virginia Department of Transportation into the chaos that transpired along the 50-mile stretch of Interstate (I-95) on Monday, January 3rd through late Tuesday, January 4th, 2022. Due to heavy snowfall, thousands of travelers were left stranded on I-95 for more than 24 hours,...

Wittman Protects Second Amendment Rights

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced his support for an Amicus Brief along with 174 of his House Republican colleagues urging the court to overturn a New York state law infringing on an individual's Second Amendment rights. This amicus brief was sent to the Supreme Court of the United States in support of the petitioners in the case of New York State Rifle and Pistol...

Wittman, Stefanik Announce Progress on Establishing Afghanistan Commission

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) today announced the inclusion of several provisions to establish a commission on the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022). “After twenty years, trillions of dollars spent, and thousands of American lives lost in Afghanistan, t...

Wittman House Floor Remarks on FY22 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congressman Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: I want to thank Mr. Rogers for yielding...

Wittman Applauds House Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). The FY22 NDAA authorizes funding for the United States Department of Defense for the next fiscal year and serves as the ...

Wittman Introduces Legislation to Ease Financial Hardships for Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) announced the introduction of his legislation that will amend the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide reimbursements for licensing and exam fees under the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) ...

STATEMENT: Wittman Votes Against Continuing Resolution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting against today’s Continuing Resolution: “Today’s Continuing Resolution passage is just the latest example of Washington kicking the can down the road and its ‘budgeting by crisis’ mentality. In this age of procrastination and irresponsible spending in Washington, Continuing Resolutions have becom...