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Wittman Statement on Biden's Ukraine Comments, Continued Russian Aggression

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement on President Biden’s comments on Ukraine and the ongoing situation unfolding between Ukraine and Russia: “President Biden’s ‘minor incursion’ comment last night was reckless and irresponsible. Plainly, this was disrespectful to Ukraine’s sovereignty. Putin will continue these invasions and his attempted reun...

Wittman's Weekly: 2022 Priorities

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Friend, As we start the new year, I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together. Representing my constituents in Virginia’s First District is my number one priority and a distinct honor. Last year was no doubt a year filled with challenges, but even in the face of hardships, folks in Virginia’s First District consistently proved resilient. As your Representative in Congress, espec...

Wittman, Stefanik Announce Progress on Establishing Afghanistan Commission

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) today announced the inclusion of several provisions to establish a commission on the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022). “After twenty years, trillions of dollars spent, and thousands of American lives lost in Afghanistan, t...

Wittman House Floor Remarks on FY22 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congressman Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: I want to thank Mr. Rogers for yielding...

Wittman Applauds House Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). The FY22 NDAA authorizes funding for the United States Department of Defense for the next fiscal year and serves as the ...

Wittman Statement on Biden-Xi Summit, China Threat

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Wittman released the following statement in response to President Biden’s virtual meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping: “President Biden has downplayed and even denied the threat of China despite clear and consistent aggression from the Chinese Communist Party. This meeting between President Biden and President Xi Jinping was a missed opportunity to reass...

Wittman Urges Leadership to Prioritize Passage of NDAA, Government Funding

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to drop the misguided attempt to advance the largest tax and spend bill in American history, and to instead accomplish the most basic of Congressional responsibilities: funding the government and providing for our national defense. As it stands, Congress is currently scheduled to be in sessio...

RELEASE: Wittman Calls for Full Force of Law Enforcement and Intelligence Capabilities Following ISIS Threat

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and Attorney General Merrick Garland following reports of a potential ISIS threat to the Northern Virginia area. In this letter, Congressman Wittman calls for the full force of the U.S. government’s federal law enforcement and intelligence capabilities, as appropriate, to bolst...

Wittman, Members Urge Reconsideration of Contractor Vaccine Mandates

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter with his colleagues on the Committee to President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin voicing their grave concerns surrounding the impending vaccination deadlines for Department of Defense contractors. The letter points to the serious long-term costs that ...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on the USS Bonhomme Richard Fire Investigation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) responded to the Navy’s recent accident investigation into the July 2020 USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) fire. The July 2020 fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) ultimately led to a multi-billion dollar loss and the destruction of the critical warship. Although started by an act of arson, the results of this investigation found that the lo...