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  • Wittman Introduces Bill to Conserve Fish Habitat
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) introduced the bipartisan National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act. This legislation codifies National Fish Habitat Partnerships, an initiative that aims to achieve measurable habitat conservation results through strategic partnerships that lead to better fish habitat conditions and increased fishing opportunities. “Healthy waterways and fish populations are absolutely critical to providing clean water and sustai... Read more

  • Wittman on Navy’s FY2020 Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement on the Navy’s FY2020 Budget Request: “There is currently an increase in reliance on our maritime system; our seas are more stressed, used, and contested than ever before. Our adversaries, specifically Russia and China, are building up their maritime capabilities, and in the Era of Great Power Competition, we must invest in what the Navy has defined as its priorities: to be bigger, better, and more ready. “The President’s defens... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: My Transportation Priorities for the 116th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi outlining his transportation policy priorities for the 116th Congress. He will be focused on long-term funding solutions for the Highway Trust Fund, streamlining federal processes that pertain to infrastructure, expanding opportunities for public-private partnerships, and increasing access to broadband for unserved populations. “Dating back to the early days of our great nation, infrastructure has always been the... Read more

  • Bicameral, Bipartisan Effort Introduced to Protect, Preserve Chesapeake Bay
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Co-Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force, joined Rep. Luria (VA-02) to introduce the bipartisan, House legislation that would fully fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program for the next five years, ensuring that states get the resources they need to comply with their obligations to protect and preserve the Bay. Other original House cosponsors of the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act... Read more

  • Wittman Leads Bill to Streamline, Modernize VA Procurement Process
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-01), Jack Bergman (MI-01), and Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) introduced the VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act to streamline and modernize the Veterans Affairs procurement process. This legislation will increase efficiency by requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to track cost savings resulting from its contracting competitions and to use standardized contracting procedures. Reports have shown that the VA racks up at least $6 b... Read more

  • Wittman Supports EO Easing Veteran Transition into Merchant Marine
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Education

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement supporting the executive order President Trump signed today easing the process for veterans to transition into the Merchant Marine: “It is our duty to take care of those who have valiantly served our nation in uniform. President Trump’s executive order today supporting the transition of active duty service members and military veterans into the Merchant Marine does just that. This executive order makes it easier for sea service... Read more

  • Wittman on National Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Reforming Congress

    Wittman on National Emergency Declaration WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting “no” on H.J. Res. 46: “The current situation at our southern border is a border security and humanitarian crisis. I have heard from numerous US Border Patrol agents, whose personal accounts confirm what we already know, the conditions at the border demand action. Allowing this crisis at our border to continue presents a significant threat to national security, the safety o... Read more

  • Wittman Votes for Long-Term Stability of the Land Water Conservation Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Wittman Votes for Long-Term Stability of the Land Water Conservation Fund WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act: “This bill signifies a strong, bipartisan consensus and commitment to protecting our nation’s public resources; including parks, wildlife, and habitats. Today’s vote will help preserve thousands of acres of public land, so that Americans can visit, explore, fish, hunt and enjoy wildlif... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Bill to Fund VA-01 Priorities, Secure Border
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees, Immigration, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    Wittman Statement on Bill to Fund VA-01 Priorities, Secure Border WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report to Accompany H.J. Res 31 – The Consolidated Appropriations Act: “Although not perfect, this bill makes an important down payment for the construction of physical barriers and other border security measures as well as funding for priorities in the First District. The choice tonight was between a government shutdown o... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: Broadband Investment is Imperative
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Wittman to Pelosi: Broadband Investment is Imperative WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Co-Chair of the Congressional Rural Broadband Caucus, sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to include broadband investments in a potential infrastructure package. Expanding access to broadband in unserved areas of the First District is one of Congressman Wittman’s highest priorities. “Recently, in his State of the Union address, President Trump emphasized the need for legislation to r... Read more

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