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  • My meeting with a young sportswoman
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Hi Friend- We both share a love of the outdoors and a passion for sportsmen-led conservation. This week I had the pleasure of hosting constituent Emily George in my Washington office. Just like us, she enjoys hunting and fishing in her spare time. Emily is a policy fellow at the Congressional Sportsman’s Foundation (CSF). CSF fellows get the opportunity to learn the importance of the public policy process and how it impacts sportsmen and fish and wildlife conservation. We swapped fishing stories... Read more

  • my view: our defense has three focus areas: growth, technology & budget
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Dear Friend - As an Armed Services Subcommittee Chairman, my focus is on strengthening our national security and maintaining Virginia's role in ensuring our military remains the greatest fighting force the world has ever known. To do that, three specific areas I am working on are boosting the base defense budget, growing the size of the Navy's Fleet to 355 ships, and utilizing technology and innovation to maintain a competitive advantage over our adversaries. I explained why each of those is imp... Read more

  • Wittman Backs National Security Funding Package
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    WASHINGTON – WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today backed House passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, which funds the Department of Defense, military construction and veterans affairs projects, energy and water development, and the Legislative Branch. "Passing this national security funding bill sends a strong signal that we are dedicated to the safety and security of all Americans and the well-being of our veterans," Rep. Wittman said. "The world is an i... Read more

  • Wittman Applauds House Passage of Veterans Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today applauded House passage of S. 114, legislation authorizing $2 billion in funding for the Veterans Choice Program, which allows certain veterans to seek medical care outside of the VA system. The bill also included provisions authorizing 28 VA medical facility leases, including two facilities in Virginia - one in Fredericksburg and one in Hampton Roads. The passage of this bill comes just days after the House reauthorized the GI Bill by passing H... Read more

  • Wittman Introduces Bill to Aid Federal Employees Impacted By Cyber-Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today joined Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) to introduce the Cyber VICTIM (Valuing Individual Cybersecurity Through Interagency Measures) Act. The bill directs the President to designate a federal official as the Interagency Cyber Victim Response Coordinator. The Coordinator will ensure that the government following a cyber-attack or data breach properly assists federal employees, who are often specifically target... Read more

  • Sanctioning North Korea, Iran, and Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Friend - Today the House took action against three of our most serious geopolitical adversaries: North Korea, Iran, and Russia. Each of those countries are threatening U.S. national security and undermining global stability with a range of aggressive acts. The North Koreans are testing ICBMs; the Iranians fund international terror organizations; and the Russians are again intervening in eastern European countries, seeking regional hegemony. The House sent a strong signal that these acts wil... Read more

  • Wittman Announces Senior Staff Changes
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Wittman Announces Senior Staff Changes WASHINGTON -- Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today announced several changes to the senior staff in his Washington, D.C. office. Wittman's long-time Chief of Staff, Jamie Miller, started work yesterday at the Pentagon as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for House Affairs. In that role Miller will act as a liaison between the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and key members and committees in the House of Representatives. "We are sad to see... Read more

  • Bill to aid military families passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Hi Friend- A few weeks ago I testified before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity in favor of a bill called the Military Residency Choice Act. The bill makes a simple fix to current residency laws for military families. Currently, active duty service members are able to maintain one state of legal residency for tax purposes even when they move on military orders. Spouses may be granted the same benefit, but only if both service member and spouse have the same tax resi... Read more

  • My Priorities for Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Hi Friend- There is one issue that members of both parties can agree on: our tax code is a mess. It costs more and more each year just to do your taxes, let alone pay them. The tax code is too complicated and confusing; this needs to change. The next item on the legislative agenda for the House is tax reform. During this process, I believe we need to reduce the overwhelming tax burden levied on the backs of American workers, their families, and small businesses. Our future lies not in the size o... Read more

  • Made in America
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    Dear Friend- This week President Trump signed a proclamation declaring July 16-July 22, as “Made in America Week.” This week we pay special tribute to all goods and services produced by hard working Americans. The House is following that directive by passing a variety of bills that favor utilizing American made energy to bring reliable, affordable electricity to homes and businesses across the nation. I was proud to support these pieces of legislation. H.R. 2883 - Promoting Cross-Border Energy I... Read more

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