Home » news » Press Releases

Press Releases

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Wittman Votes No on Short-Term CR
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Wittman Votes No on Short-Term CR WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted "no" on the H.R. 1370 – Further Continuing Resolution. The bill extends existing discretionary appropriations at current levels through January 19, 2018. "Yet again we find ourselves budgeting by crisis,” Wittman said. “We should not be funding our government through continuing resolutions (CRs). For the third time in four months, Congress has approved a CR that, by nature, will hurt our Armed Forces as ... Read more

  • Wittman Leads Letter in Support of Block Buy for Aircraft Carriers in FY19
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Leads Letter in Support of Block Buy for Aircraft Carriers in FY19 WASHINGTON – Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and Joe Courtney (D-CT), were joined by 127 Representatives in sending a letter to Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis supporting a block buy of two Ford-class aircraft carriers in FY2019. “A dual procurement allows the Navy to build to a fleet of 12 aircraft carriers more quickly as prescribed by the FY18 National Defense... Read more

  • Wittman and Beyer Introduce Bill To Protect Federal Workers, With Government Shutdown Looming Amid Budget Uncertainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    December 20, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect federal employees’ pay in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers if Congress and the White House are unable to come to a funding agreement. A shutdown would temporarily suspend paychecks for federal employees, and retroactive pay for federal workers must be approved by Congr... Read more

  • Wittman and Beyer Introduce Bill To Protect Federal Workers, With Government Shutdown Looming Amid Budget Uncertainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON – Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect federal employees’ pay in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers if Congress and the White House are unable to come to a funding agreement. "Federal employees should not suffer because Congress refuses to end its govern by crisis mentality," Rep. Wittman said. "Preparing the retroactive pay legislati... Read more

  • Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Wildlife Refuges Passed
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Wildlife Refuges Passed WASHINGTON – In October, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), in a bipartisan effort to protect American wildlife, joined eight colleagues from both the House and Senate to introduce the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act. Yesterday, H.R. 3979 passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support, under suspension of the rules, by a vote of 371-14. This legislation will reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, commu... Read more

  • Wittman Votes in Favor of Historic Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Wittman Votes in Favor of Historic Tax Reform WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 1, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “Today we made history. After 31 years of a bulky, broken tax code, we have passed a reform plan that means fairer taxes, bigger paychecks, and more jobs for my constituents. This pro-family, pro-growth plan for tax reform was inspired by hardworking men and women across the count... Read more

  • Poll: What provisions do you want to see in tax reform?
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Friend- In the last few weeks, the House and Senate both passed historic tax reform legislation. I believe we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to simplify our tax code and provide relief for working-class families and Main Street job creators across the country. The framework is simple: lower rates and close special-interest loopholes so Americans keep more of their hard-earned money and our economy gets the boost it needs. Now, as part of the process to iron out the specific policy diffe... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Navy’s Strategic Readiness Review
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Statement on Navy’s Strategic Readiness Review WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released this statement following the release of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer’s report on the USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald collisions: “Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with Secretary Spencer regarding his findings on the three ship collisions as well as one ship grounding that occurred earlier this year. I am pleased... Read more

  • VA Delegation Sends Letter to SecNav Spencer on Maritime Commerce
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    VA Delegation Sends Letter to SecNav Spencer on Maritime Commerce WASHINGTON - The entire Virginia Delegation, led by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-4), joined together to send a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer, regarding the Navy’s role in the widening of the Thimble Shoals Channel in Hampton Roads that supports operations of both the Port of Virginia and Naval Station Norfolk. Naval Station Norfolk is the world's largest naval base, ... Read more

  • Wittman Votes No on Two-Week CR
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Wittman Votes No on Two-Week CR WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted "no" on H.J.Res. 123 - Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018. The bill extends existing discretionary appropriations at current levels through December 22, 2017 and temporarily extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through December 31, 2017. "Yet again we find ourselves budgeting by crisis,” Wittman said. “We should not be funding our government through continuing resolutions (CR... Read more

Connect with ROB on facebook

Office Locations