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Wittman, Kiggans Urge DOD to Utilize Virginia’s Nuclear Energy to Power Indo-Pacific Command

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (VA-02) sent a letter to Admiral John Aquilino of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command to urge the U.S. Department of Defense to capitalize on Virginia’s nuclear energy capabilities to boost sustainable power to military facilities, long-range missile defense systems, and command and control centers. The use of…

Wittman, Kiggans, Scott, McClellan Urge DOD to Ensure Funding For Hampton Roads Shipbuilding Ecosystem

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, was joined by Virginia delegation members Reps. Jen Kiggans (VA-02), Bobby Scott (VA-03), and Jennifer McClellan (VA-04) in urging Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to ensure aircraft carrier procurement funding remains on track.  “Stable and predictable shipbuilding timelines…

Wittman Workforce Development Bill Hits 100-Cosponsor Milestone

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced that the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act hit a major milestone of obtaining 100 cosponsors, just nine months since the bipartisan bill’s introduction. The Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition, dedicated to championing and rallying support for the legislation, also continues to grow with more than 760 trade associations,…

Wittman House Floor Remarks on FY24 NDAA

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of the FY24 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congressman Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: “I thank the Chairman for yielding. War is on our doorstep.…

Wittman Applauds House Passage of FY24 NDAA

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24). “With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Iran’s proxy conflict with Israel, North Korea’s long range ballistic missile development, and China’s…

Wittman Chairs Hearing on F-35 Acquisition Program

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Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, held a subcommittee hearing to emphasize the urgency of F-35 program development in deterring the Chinese Communist Party’s military buildup in the Indo-Pacific. “The F-35 is a technological marvel, but the delays in fielding…

Wittman Hosts STEM Seminar at VCU

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Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted an informational STEM seminar at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to provide local school board members, administrators, and parents with information and resources to help prepare students for in-demand jobs and career opportunities in STEM fields. The congressman was joined by Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the National Science…

Wittman, Krishnamoorthi, Colleagues Urge Administration to Prohibit Illicit Vaping Products from China

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) sent a bipartisan letter to administration officials, urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to address the proliferation of illicit vaping products from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the United States. “We cannot allow the Chinese Communist…

Wittman Signs FY24 NDAA Conference Report

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Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, signed the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. The conferenced NDAA includes major wins that Rep. Wittman championed and supported, which will enable the U.S. military to modernize weapons systems to combat the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP)…

Wittman, Stefanik Urge DOD to Counter National Security Threat Posed by China’s Investments in Seabed Mining

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Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Republican Conference Chair, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, urging the Defense Department to develop a plan to address the national security ramifications of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) interest and investment in seabed mining. “We cannot…