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  • Wittman on Navy’s decision to decommission USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today issued the below statement following the decision by the United States Navy to decommission the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) following review of extensive damage from a fire earlier this year: “Although I am dismayed at the loss of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), I agree with the Navy’s decision to decommission the ship due to excess damaged sustained during the July fire. I am disappointed that fire safety continues to be among the chief problems... Read more

  • Wittman named Conferee for FY21 NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, has been named by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to the Congressional Conference Committee that will negotiate differences between the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act—the bill that authorizes spending and sets forth the policies for the Department of Defense—for Fiscal Year 2021. “Threats to our national security arise every d... Read more

  • Wittman demands action on bipartisan COVID relief from Speaker Pelosi
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON –Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today sent the below letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting swift and bipartisan action on additional COVID-19 relief legislation to assist small businesses, individuals, and families during the recovery process from the Coronavirus pandemic.This marks thesecond timeRep. Wittman has written Pelosi directly demanding action on a truly bipartisan relief bill. “Unfortunately, since this Spring, the House has only considered partisan legislation ... Read more

  • Wittman Celebrates Signing of Once-in-a-Generation Environmental, Chesapeake Bay Legislation into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) applauded President Trump for signing the landmark America's Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act, arguably the most important piece of environmental legislation for the Chesapeake Bay, national wetlands, and fish habitats in the past twenty years, into law. “The ACE Act is a once-in-a-generation advancement to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and protect and conserve our natural environment across America,” Congressman Wittman said. “As a passionate ... Read more

  • Wittman statement on the confirmation of Judge Barrett to SCOTUS
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court: “Judge Barrett boasts an impeccable academic and judicial resume, making her an excellent pick to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Her record on the Seventh Circuit and her time in academia at Notre Dame makes it clear that she believes a judge's role is to apply the law based on the original text of the Constitution, not impose their ow... Read more

  • Wittman statement on $20M USDOT grant to Port of Virginia
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement following the announcement that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded a more that $20 million grant to the Virginia Port Authority Project to increase rail capacity at the Port’s terminal. Earlier this year, Congressman Wittman wrote a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao advocating for this project from for the Port of Virginia. In the letter to Secretary Chao, Rep. Wittman voiced his ... Read more

  • Wittman office releases constituent services numbers from COVID-19 pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following constituent services numbers from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic through early October. During the pandemic, Congressman Wittman’s office has been one of the most active in communicating with constituents, providing vital updates and the latest guidance from federal and state agencies as well as national, regional, and local organizations and resources available to individuals. “Since the beginning of the Coronavirus ... Read more

  • Wittman selected to participate in Gold Star Family Fellowship Program
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today announced that his office was selected to participate in the House of Representatives' Gold Star Family Fellowship Program for 2021. Rep. Wittman's office is now accepting applications for the family member of a fallen service member to work out of the Stafford district office and support the office's military- and veterans-related casework. "No one is more qualified to assist our military members, veterans, and their families than the family me... Read more

  • Wittman statement on updated Navy shipbuilding plan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the updated shipbuilding plan from Secretary of Defense Mark Esper: I am encouraged to see Secretary Esper show his stalwart commitment to expanding and modernizing our fleet under the Battle Force 2045 plan. It is clear that any major conflict with China is going to be in the Pacific theatre and our Naval fleet is going to... Read more

  • Wittman finalist for Constituent Service Democracy Award from Congressional Management Foundation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was named a finalist for the prestigious Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) Democracy Award in the category of Constituent Service earlier this year. While Congressman Wittman did not receive the overall award in this category in the 2020 Democracy Awards, he is very honored to have been selected as one of four Republican finalists in his category. The Constituent Service category nominations recognize offices for their outstanding practices or... Read more

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