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  • Wittman Statement on Release of FY19 NDAA SPF Mark
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Statement on Release of FY19 NDAA SPF Mark WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released the following statement after the subcommittee published its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act: "As Russia and China grow their naval presence it is absolutely critical that we continue to invest in and rebuild our Navy. The mark released today would put our Navy on the path to... Read more

  • Do you want more regulations?
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Friend- As you may know, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before House and Senate Committees last week. Zuckerberg’s testimony came following the news that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica gained access to up to 87 million users’ private data through Facebook. While millions of consumers were unaware their data, and the data of their friends, had been shared with a political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica targeted these potential voters throughout the 2016 election ... Read more

  • Wittman Receives ACUF's Award for Conservative Excellence
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Health Care, Family Values, Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) received the American Conservative Union Foundation's (ACUF) 2017 Award for Conservative Excellence, in recognition of his voting record on key issues and commitment to conservative values. "I'm honored to receive this award because staying true to conservative principles of governance and policy making is a top priority," Rep. Wittman said. "I remain committed to supporting the key conservative tenets of ensuring a strong national defense, empowering... Read more

  • Threats to your industry
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Taxes & Economy

    Friend- Did you know that a key priority of mine is to make sure Congress creates an environment for businesses to flourish? Too often, government extinguishes the entrepreneurial spirit and acts as a barrier to success. I believe that the small-business, the manufacturer, and the entrepreneur are the backbone of our economy, so we should do everything in our power to remove obstacles to job creation and economic growth. That’s why I supported the recent tax reform legislation and the rollback o... Read more

  • Wittman Receives Sea Services Award
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Receives Sea Services Award WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was selected to receive the 2017 Congressional Sea Services Award by the National Capital Council of the Navy League. Each year, the council selects a member of Congress who has shown unparalleled support for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Maritime Administration. “Building the Navy, Marine Corps team is critical in this era in global power competition,” Wittman said. “Our world no... Read more

  • Take the Poll: Should we send troops to the border?
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend- Last week, President Trump authorized the deployment of the National Guard to the southern border to aid Border Patrol in its mission. Following the President’s request—an approach also utilized by Presidents Bush and Obama—Secretary of Defense James Mattis formally authorized the funding for 4,000 National Guard troops. The President’s memo directing the National Guard to the border emphasizes that our nation’s lack of border security has reached a crisis point. Drugs pouring over the b... Read more

  • Wittman Advocates for a Bigger Navy
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Advocates for a Bigger Navy WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), released the following statement today after chairing the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee hearing titled, 355 Ship Navy: Delivering the Right Capabilities: “Today, the Navy has finally acknowledged that not only will they seek to obtain a 355-ship Fleet, but they will achieve that by the early 2030s. I applaud the Navy for their commitment to embrace our national policy of 355 ships, originally introdu... Read more

  • Wittman Votes in Favor of Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Wittman Votes in Favor of Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of adding a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution: “Today House Republicans demonstrated their commitment to fiscal responsibility. The government should not be able to spend more than it takes it, and by voting to add that provision to the most important document in our Nation sends a powerful message. “In the... Read more

  • Wittman Welcomes U.S. Air Force Chaplain to Serve as Guest Chaplain of U.S. House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Wittman Welcomes U.S. Air Force Chaplain to Serve as Guest Chaplain of U.S. House of Representatives WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) welcomed Chaplain Captain Scott Foust of the U.S. Air Force as guest chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives. “It is an honor to welcome Chaplain Foust to Washington today to offer the opening prayer,” Wittman said. “He has answered the call to serve by helping Air Force families lay loves ones to rest at Arlington National Cemetery both ... Read more

  • Poll: Next steps in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend- Imagine being huddled with your family in a small dark place, taking cover as two rival military factions battle over your neighborhood. While you take shelter from conventional strikes and barrel bombs, you start to smell chlorine in the air, and you slowly begin to suffocate to death. This week, this exact scenario played out in Douma, Syria. At least 42 people died and more than 500 others—most of them women and children—were treated at medical facilities for symptoms related to chemi... Read more

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