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Wittman Applauds Progress of Hunting, Fishing Access Protection Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) applauded the passage of his legislation, H.R. 615 – the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act, through the House Committee on Natural Resources. This bill, which currently has over 45 cosponsors, would bar the Secretary of Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture from banning the use of lead ammunition or tackle on federal…

Support Grows for Wittman, Spanberger Bill to Expand 529 Accounts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) announced the support of 17 organizations for their bipartisan Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act. The Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act will permit the use of 529 account funds to pay for postsecondary credential and training program expenses. “I’m grateful for the support…

Wittman, Soto, Graves, Veasey Introduce Legislation to Protect Marine Ecosystems From Shark Depredation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-01), Darren Soto (FL-09), Garret Graves (LA-06), and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced the Supporting the Health of Aquatic systems through Research, Knowledge, and Enhanced Dialogue (SHARKED) Act. The SHARKED Act will establish a task force to work with fisheries management groups to address the problems posed by increased shark…

Wittman Opening Statement at Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee FY24 NDAA Markup

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, delivered the following opening statement at the subcommittee markup for H.R. 2670 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024. The subcommittee's mark is available here. Rep. Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: There are two immutable facts with…

Wittman, Bonamici, Pallone, Pingree Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Aquaculture Farmers and Harvesters

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation to uplift and support aquaculture and aquaculture farmers and harvesters. The Sustaining Healthy Ecosystems, Livelihoods, and Local Seafood (SHELLS) Act will create a program office for aquaculture…

Wittman Appointed to Bipartisan Indo-Pacific Task Force

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after being appointed to the House Committee on Natural Resource’s bipartisan Indo-Pacific Task Force for the 118th Congress: “The People’s Republic of China is the free world’s greatest threat – especially to the island nations and territories in the Indo-Pacific region. The bipartisan…

Wittman Votes for Fiscal Responsibility Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 3746 – the Fiscal Responsibility Act: “For months, despite repeated requests from Speaker McCarthy, President Biden and Congressional Democrats refused to negotiate with House Republicans, recklessly demanding a clean debt ceiling increase and insisting on…

Wittman Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Mental Health Care for U.S. Servicemembers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This month, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined his colleagues in introducing multiple bipartisan bills that improve mental health care and services for U.S. servicemembers. The introduced bills include the Sailor Standard Care Act and the Servicemembers’ Mental Health Improvement Act, and the reintroduction of the Comforting Our Families through On-base or Remote…

Wittman Recognizes National Maritime Day and Critical Role Maritime Plays in Virginia, and National Security

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement to recognize National Maritime Day and the role of the Maritime Industry in Virginia and the United States following a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers:  “The U.S. Maritime Industry plays an important role in Virginia’s economy and workforce, especially in the First District. The…

Wittman Delivers Remarks on Accelerating Autonomy Technology Deployment Within DoD at Applied Intuition, Atlantic Council Nexus 23 Symposium

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, participated in a discussion with Applied Intuition and Atlantic Council at the Nexus 23 Symposium. During his discussion, Congressman Wittman emphasized the importance of autonomous technology and systems in U.S. military operations, competing with the Chinese Communist…