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  • Poll: What should POTUS do?
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend- As the Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, I keep a careful eye on major international events that continuously unfold around the world; these events play a significant role in our daily lives and frequently impact our national and personal interests. Lately, there has been speculation that President Trump will not recertify the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, so I wanted to take a moment and have a dialogue with you on this issue. The 2015 Iran N... Read more

  • You should know about these bills
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Friend- Like you, I am committed to defending conservative principles and standing for common sense policy. In Congress, I have an obligation to advance legislation grounded in the values this country was founded on—limited government and individual liberty. Throughout the years I have taken numerous votes and sponsored bills that rein in the federal bureaucracy, protect our rights guaranteed in the Constitution, and work to get our fiscal house in order. I wanted to highlight for you some of th... Read more

  • Wittman Joins 152 House Members in Letter to POTUS on Restoring America’s Military Strength
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined 152 Members of the House in sending a letter to President Trump supporting his call to restore America’s military strength. In his address to the UN General Assembly last month, President Trump said, “It has just been announced that we will be spending almost $700 billion on our military and defense. Our military will soon be the strongest it has ever been.” The letter, led by House Armed Services Committee Chairman, Mac Thornberry, states, "We... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Wittman Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP): “I am pleased with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to repeal the CPP following its careful review of this burdensome Obama Administration regulation. The CPP clearly exceeds the EPA’s regulatory authority, threatening the economic well-being of our energy sector. I believe it is... Read more

  • VA Delegation Sends Letter to Sec. Shulkin on Late Choice Payments
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    VA Delegation Sends Letter to Sec. Shulkin on Late Choice Payments WASHINGTON – The entire Virginia Delegation, led by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), joined together to send a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr. David Shulkin, regarding the VA’s late payment to Veterans Choice Program (VCP) providers. In August of 2014, Congress authorized veterans to access private health providers to assist the overwhelmed VA Health Care system. Congress continues to fund the program; howeve... Read more

  • What I was up to in September
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Hi Folks- September was a busy month, and I wanted to share with you a look back at some highlights. Working on behalf of the people of the First District is always my top priority in Congress. Although the House was in session for most of the month, I was consistently advocating for Virginia priorities. Scroll down to take a look. I met with members of the American Cancer Society to discuss the steps Congress can take to continue supporting research that helps fight the diseases that affect so ... Read more

  • Wittman Joins 152 House Members in Letter to POTUS on Restoring America’s Military Strength
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Joins 152 House Members in Letter to POTUS on Restoring America’s Military Strength WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined 152 Members of the House in sending a letter to President Trump supporting his call to restore America’s military strength. In his address to the UN General Assembly last month, President Trump said, “It has just been announced that we will be spending almost $700 billion on our military and defense. Our military will soon be the strongest it has ever b... Read more

  • Wittman Supports House FY18 Budget Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of the House FY18 Budget, “Building a Better America”: “Today I voted in favor of a FY18 budget that supports our troops, fiscal responsibility, and economic growth. Now more than ever, we must restore confidence in families, consumers, and businesses so that our economy can grow,” Rep. Wittman said. “The defense budget will help restore readiness, as well as ensure our armed services receive the ... Read more

  • Afghanistan: Updating the Rules of Engagement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend- Much of the work that I do on the House Armed Services Committee is directly related to the threats that face our great nation today. And like you, I pay close attention to our international activity—especially when it concerns the military. Just this week, the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing to discuss the administration’s Afghanistan strategy; Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford testified on the conditions-based strategy, expand... Read more

  • Help the helpless
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values

    Friend- At a time when traditional values are under attack, I believe it is extremely important for our leaders to step up and protect that foundation on which American society is built—the family. Today, the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) with my support. This legislation would make it a federal crime to abort an unborn child after 20 weeks; the period in which studies have shown that an unborn child can start to feel pain. As a cosponsor of this bill, I was... Read more

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