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Wittman, Case Introduce the BRAVE Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Congressman Ed Case (D-HI) announced the introduction of H.R. 5548, the Be Ready to Assist Veterans in Extremis Act (BRAVE Act) to create a notification system that can notify select veterans of counseling and mental health options in response to crises. The BRAVE Act would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a system ...

Wittman Saves Milford Haven

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MATHEWS COUNTY, VA – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced the United States Coast Guard will continue to operate Coast Guard Station Milford Haven year-round, reversing their previous decision. Prior to this announcement, the Coast Guard had planned to suspend operations at Station Milford Haven during the “off-season” winter months. The Coast Guard reversing this decision follows mont...

Wittman Backs House Passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 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 FY 22 NDAA authorizes funding for the United States Department of Defense for the next fiscal year and serves as the...

Wittman Votes For Fiscal Responsibility

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted against raising the debt ceiling and the Democrats’ proposed Continuing Resolution (CR). Our national debt is currently over $28 trillion- roughly 125% of our GDP. Last year, the United States paid $376 billion in interest on this debt. Despite having passed a minibus earlier in the year, the House has not appropriated funding for our...

Wittman Tours Visiting Angels In-Home Care Facility to Examine Employment Crisis

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KILMARNOCK, VA- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) toured Visiting Angels, an in-home health facility located in Kilmarnock, VA, to personally speak with those affected by the employment crisis. This crisis has caused a shortage of caregivers in Virginia. In the 7 counties supported by Visiting Angels (Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex, Mathews, Gloucester, Richmond, Essex), 33% of the popu...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on the August Jobs Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement: “Based on August’s dismal jobs report, our economic recovery is way off course. Month after month, our economy continues to disappoint expectations. And it just keeps getting worse. The August jobs report is the weakest jobs report of Joe Biden’s presidency. Despite 10.5 million job openings, 8.4 million Amer...

Wittman Backs 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 backed House Armed Services Committee advancement of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). The FY 22 NDAA authorizes funding for the United States Department of Defense for the...

Opening Statement of Ranking Member Rob Wittman for the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces NDAA Mark

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces Rob Wittman (VA-01) gave the following statement to open the subcommittee’s NDAA mark: “The Seapower and Projection Forces mark is a strong, bipartisan mark. Chairman Courtney has done a great job of advancing the interests of the Seapower and Projection Forces. “This Seapower mark, and as I review the c...

Wittman, Brown Introduce Pilot Program to Improve Military Tactical Vehicle Safety

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Anthony Brown (D-Md.) and Congressman Rob Wittman (R–Va.) introduced the 1st Lt. Hugh Conor McDowell Safety in Armed Forces Equipment Act of 2021 to establish a pilot program that authorizes the use of data recorders, or “black boxes,” to improve the safety and effectiveness of military tactical vehicles. In 2019, lawmakers requested a study on non-combat deat...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman Following the United States’ Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement: “For twenty years, brave men and women rose to the occasion and volunteered to defend our nation, knowing full well their service may take them to the harsh mountains of Afghanistan. And for twenty years, their gallantry and valor held the Taliban at bay. The noble sacrifices made by so many over these last t...