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  • Wittman Votes Against Spending Increase
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman released this statement after voting against H.R. 2740 - Departments Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020. “The funding bill that passed the House today is not only irresponsible, but has no future in the Senate. These bills have been considered without first adopting a bipartisan budget agreement to establish a topline number, which has led to out-of-control... Read more

  • Wittman launches “Breakfast With Rob” series
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman had the first stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at Java Jacks in Tappahannock, Virginia. In the coming months, he will be stopping into local favorite breakfast spots across the First District to talk with folks about the issues that matter most to them. “The greatest honor of my life is to serve you as your representative in the First District,” Wittman said. “Instead of staying in Washington during the week, I still make the drive from my littl... Read more

  • Wittman Votes Against Committee Passage of FY20 NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, voted “no” on committee passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20). “Traditionally, the NDAA earns broad bipartisan support from Members on both sides of the aisle. Because of that joint effort in the past, Congress was able to start rebuilding our Navy to reach 355 ships, combat our readiness crisis, and give our service... Read more

  • House Rural Broadband Caucus Hosts Strategic Panel
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today the House Rural Broadband Caucus, in cooperation with the NCTA—Internet & Television Association, held a panel entitled Trailblazing a Path for Rural Broadband. Congressman Wittman introduced the panel and delivered remarks on what NCTA and its member companies are doing across the nation to help close the digital divide. “High speed broadband has the potential to revolutionize the way rural populations live their lives,” said Wittman. “As folks in urban areas today benefit fr... Read more

  • Wittman Attends “FredEx” Groundbreaking
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Wittman, along with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, attended and delivered remarks at Transurban’s groundbreaking on the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Project (FredEx). “The First District of Virginia is home to some of the most unique transportation challenges in the country, including the I-95 corridor in Northern Virginia, which has been identified as the worst traffic hot spot in the nat... Read more

  • Wittman’s Opening Statement at FY20 NDAA SPF Markup
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces (SPF), made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Subcommittee's markup of H.R. 2500 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. “I appreciate the Chairman for yielding and want to thank him for his leadership on the subcommittee. Navigating the perils of a reduced topline is particularly difficult and I think the Chairman has do... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on the Release of the FY20 NDAA SPF Mark
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces (SPF), released the following statement after the subcommittee published its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “It is a privilege to work on such a bipartisan subcommittee that is laser-focused on providing our sailors, marines, and airmen the tools they need to keep our nation safe. The FY20 SPF mark authorizes procur... Read more

  • Wittman Introduces Series of Bills to Support Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Health Care

    WASHINGTON – As Virginia and the nation continue to celebrate Military Appreciation Month, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) re-introduced a series of veterans-related bills. The legislation is aimed at removing administrative roadblocks to Veterans Administration (VA) services and improving the customer experience within the VA. "Our Veterans made great sacrifices for us on the battlefield and we owe them a debt of gratitude for that service,” Rep. Wittman said. “These bills make it easier for Ve... Read more

  • Wittman Receives Oscar Mike Award
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman was presented with the Oscar Mike Award at the Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg. This award is given annually to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the Marine Corps Historic Half, the running community, and the City of Fredericksburg. “I am humbled to have even been considered, but to be named the Oscar Mike recipient is a tremendous honor. It is a privilege to work on behalf of our brave men and women in uniform an... Read more

  • Wittman Honored for Commitment to Military Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Family Values

    WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was honored by the Trustees of United Through Reading (UTR) for his service to military families at their 6th Annual Tribute to Military Families. “Thousands of military families call Virginia home. I have had the distinct pleasure of serving the families who sacrifice so very much to make sure this great experiment of freedom—that we know as the United States of America—continues to be the bastion of hope and a symbol of prosperity,” Witt... Read more

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