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  • Wittman Statement on Resignation of Acting Secretary of the Navy Modly
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released this statement on Acting Secretary of the Navy Modly’s resignation: "After Acting Secretary Modly’s recent actions, I support Secretary Esper’s decision to accept his resignation. I believe that this move is critical to making our Navy whole again and getting back on track to address this unique readiness situation during these challenging... Read more

  • Wittman Opening Statement: SPF Hearing on Navy FY21 Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces (SPF), made the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at the SPF Hearing titled: Department of the Navy Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces: “I want to thank Chairman Courtney for yielding and thank our three witnesses for testifying today. “The administration has been consistent with their drive to expand the capa... Read more

  • Wittman Opening Statement: SPF/RDY Joint Hearing on Naval Readiness
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces (SPF), made the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at the Joint Seapower and Projection Forces and Readiness Subcommittee hearing today titled: Update on Navy and Marine Corps Readiness in the Pacific in the Aftermath of Recent Mishaps: “I want to thank Chairman Courtney for yielding and having an enduring interest in our naval force’s readin... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Environment, Reforming Congress

    Wittman Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following President Trump’s third State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Trump outlined a strong, visionary path forward for America that builds upon the successes of the last three years. Since the president took office, we have had unparalleled accomplishments: landmark tax reform, record job numbers, and unprecedented investments in our nation’s milit... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Iran
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released this statement on Iran: “Last week, President Trump took action to eliminate a brutal terrorist and protect the American people. Make no mistake, Qasem Soleimani was a known enemy of the United States who believed himself and his heinous deeds beyond reproach--this is no longer the case. I agree with President Trump, additional sanctions are necessary to ensure Iran does not ... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: A Week of Wins
    Posted in Weekly Updates on December 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees, Environment

    As your representative in Congress, I am committed to getting real results for the First District. This fall, House Democratic Leadership has been laser focused on one thing: impeachment. As a result, legislative activity has slowed to a crawl. However, I want you to know this week – due to my dedication to reaching across the aisle – we were able to accomplish great things for Virginia. After months of negotiation, I was proud to sign a bipartisan conference report for the FY20 National Defense... Read more

  • Wittman Signs FY20 NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and conferee on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20 NDAA), released this statement on the conference report. “After months of negotiation, I am proud to sign a bipartisan conference report today. A bill that started with unreasonable, partisan riders, is now a piece of legislation that I believe does right by our men and women in unifo... Read more

  • Breakfast With Rob: Fredericksburg
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure

    FREDERICKSBURG - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had the latest stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at the Paradise Diner in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He kicked off the series in June in Tappahannock and in the months following, he stopped in Kilmarnock, Ashland, and Dumfries. He will continue stopping into local favorite breakfast spots across the First District to talk with folks about the issues that matter most to them. “This morning I had a great time talking with folks at the Pa... Read more

  • Wittman Cosponsors Legislation to Impose Sanctions Against Turkey
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined 90 of his colleagues to introduce legislation that seeks to impose sanctions against Turkey in response to its military offensive actions against Kurdish forces in Syria. “Congress must act to limit the potential catastrophic impact of this aggression,” Wittman said. “This bloodshed must stop – if Turkey decides to continue on with these violent actions, then they must face the consequences associated with their aggression. The United St... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: September in Photos
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment

    Friend – What a busy month we’ve had across Virginia’s First District. Throughout all of September, I spent a great deal of time hearing from folks across our region about the issues that matter most to them and in Washington advocating on your behalf to my colleagues in Congress. I started off the month hosting my second Community Broadband Field Seminar in Lancaster, held the inaugural meeting of the First District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Task Force, and visited the great folks at... Read more

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