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Wittman, Gallagher Introduce the Surface Warfare Officer Leadership Enhancement Act

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WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08) introduced the Surface Warfare Officer Leadership Enhancement (SWOLE) Act. The SWOLE Act would: Establish specialized career paths for Surface Warfare Officers (SWO’s), as preferred by 65% of SWO’s. In turn, this would eliminate the learning curves associated with billet rotations, as well as improve mora...

Wittman, Hudson Introduce Bill to Ensure Schools Receive Full Funding for Service-Connected Students

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-08) introduced the Counting Overlooked Base Impact Aid (COBIA) Act to ensure schools educating service-connected children receive the full sum of federal impact aid to which they are currently entitled. “Providing service-connected students a quality education is the least we can do for American military fa...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on Voting Against the Not-So-Mini-bus Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to the Democratic Majority’s passage of a seven bill minibus package. “As Speaker Pelosi previously said, ‘Show me your budget, show me your values.’ And President Biden told us for years, ‘don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.’ “If we take them at th...

Opening Statement of Ranking Member Wittman at the FY22 Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee Markup

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks as prepared for delivery, at the Subcommittee’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. “I continue to be perplexed as to our nation’s approach to deterring maritime conflict. Last year...

Wittman, Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Refuge System Protection Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C- Today, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA-05), co-chairs of the Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus, announced the introduction of the bipartisan Refuge System Protection Act. This legislation grants authority to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to collect civil damages to repair and restored damaged wildlife refuges. “The First District of Virginia...

Wittman, Luria, Scott, Warner, and Kaine Announce Small Community Air Service Development Program Grant for Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

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NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02), and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), as well as Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both of Virginia, announced the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) has been awarded a $847,646 grant from the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) through the U.S. Department of Tran...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on the Proposed Reduction of Operations at USCG Station Milford Haven

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MATHEWS COUNTY, VA - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to the United States Coast Guard’s proposal to suspend off-season operations at Station Milford Haven, VA: “The recently announced Coast Guard budget has proposed reducing operations at Station Milford Haven, shifting to only summer operations. Suspending off-season operations at Station Milfor...

Wittman Once Again Urges Pelosi to Cancel August Recess

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a follow-up letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to cancel August recess considering the significant amount of work Members of Congress must still complete. Congressman Wittman previously urged Speaker Pelosi to cancel August recess in June. After the Speaker failed to act, Congressman Wittman sent today’s letter once more urging the ca...

Statement of Congressman Wittman on New Northern Neck Broadband Project

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WARSAW, VA- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to Virginia breaking ground on a new broadband project which will deliver high-speed internet to approximately 7,200 underserved homes and businesses in the Northern Neck: “For the 7,200 underserved homes and businesses who will finally gain access to high-speed internet as a result of this project, it ...

Statement of Congressman Wittman on House Democrats’ My Way or the Highway Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 3684, the so-called INVEST in America Act: “Virginia’s First Congressional District is home to one of the worst traffic hotspots in the nation. As a daily commuter myself, I understand the burden traffic places upon Virginia’s families and business. As I commute to and from the small ...