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Wittman Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address: Watch Rep. Wittman’s reaction to President Biden’s address here. “The impact of President Joe Biden's policies on American families has been detrimental from day one. Over the past three years, Americans have suffered from skyrocketing prices,…

Wittman, Kelly Amplify Pressure on CAPE to Support Cost-Effective 31-Amphib Floor Requirement

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Senior leaders of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Congressman Trent Kelly (R-MS) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office to affirm the importance of meeting the congressionally-mandated 31 L-class amphibious ship floor requirement in a cost-effective way.  By…

Wittman Urges Biden Administration to Extend Comment Period For Consequential Proposed Rule for Wildlife Refuges

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging the agency to extend the comment period for their proposed National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) biological, integrity, diversity, and environmental health (BIDEH) rule. If implemented, this rule would have far-reaching consequences for the NWRS, fish, wildlife, as well as sportsmen and…

Wittman Statement on FY23 Marine Corps Audit

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Marine Corps announced their audit opinion for Fiscal Year 2023: “After years of failed audits from the Defense Department, I’m pleased to see the U.S. Marine Corps pass their Fiscal Year 2023 audit. There has been severe dysfunction at the Pentagon…

Wittman Statement on Mayorkas Impeachment

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting to impeach U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law and breach of public trust: “The actions of Secretary Mayorkas have led to a complete humanitarian and national security catastrophe. For three years, Secretary Mayorkas has refused…

Wittman Statement on Army Decision to End Development of Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces (TAL) Subcommittee, released the following statement after the U.S. Army informed the HASC of their decision to end development of the Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft: “The Army’s enormous aviation program changes require…

Wittman Advocates to Protect Children from Vaping by Prohibiting Illegal Imports from China

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging them to work with the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to prevent illegal vaping products from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from entering the United States. More than half of all vaping products sold in the United States are e-cigarettes and related accessories, which…

Wittman’s SHARKED Act Passes U.S. House

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman’s (VA-01) bipartisan Supporting the Health of Aquatic systems through Research, Knowledge, and Enhanced Dialogue (SHARKED) Act was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The SHARKED Act will establish a task force to work with fisheries management groups to address the problems posed by increased shark depredation and identify…

Wittman, Virginia Delegation Press Postal Service on Alarming Richmond-Area Mail Delays

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined a bipartisan group of Virginia lawmakers in pressing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on the mail delivery delays and disruptions impacting Virginians in the Richmond region. U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and U.S. Representatives Jennifer McClellan (D-VA-4), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-7), Jen Kiggans (R-VA-2), and Bob Good…

Wittman Statement on U.S. Troops Killed in Jordan

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement regarding the three American service members killed and 25 injured at a U.S. outpost in Jordan. “I am devastated to hear of the American troops killed and injured at a U.S. outpost in Jordan last night.  As we mourn this loss, we must commit to holding Iran and its terrorist proxies accountable for this…