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  • Wittman Advocates Stronger, More Capable Fleet at Surface Navy Symposium
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) delivered remarks today at the Surface Navy Association’s (SNA) 30th Annual National Symposium. The theme of this year’s Symposium was “Surface Forces & Cross-Domain Integration.” Established in 1985, SNA’s mission is to promote greater coordination and communication among those in the military, business, and academic communities who support and have interest in Naval Surface Warfare. “It is clear the Navy is taking the Fitzgerald and McCain collisions... Read more

  • Wittman Advocates Stronger, More Capable Fleet at Surface Navy Symposium
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Advocates Stronger, More Capable Fleet at Surface Navy Symposium WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) delivered remarks today at the Surface Navy Association’s (SNA) 30th Annual National Symposium. The theme of this year’s Symposium was “Surface Forces & Cross-Domain Integration.” Established in 1985, SNA’s mission is to promote greater coordination and communication among those in the military, business, and academic communities who support and have interest in Naval Surface War... Read more

  • Wittman, Courtney, Langevin Lead Bipartisan Coalition Urging Increased Submarine Funding in Final Spending Package
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman, Courtney, Langevin Lead Bipartisan Coalition Urging Increased Submarine Funding in Final Spending Package WASHINGTON – This week, co-chairs of the Congressional Submarine Caucus, Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02, and Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-02), released a bipartisan letter that was sent to the Subcommittee on Defense Appropriations requesting increased funding for submarines in the final appropriations bill for FY 2018. Specifically, the letter asks for increased const... Read more

  • Wittman Leads Letter in Support of Block Buy for Aircraft Carriers in FY19
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Leads Letter in Support of Block Buy for Aircraft Carriers in FY19 WASHINGTON – Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and Joe Courtney (D-CT), were joined by 127 Representatives in sending a letter to Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis supporting a block buy of two Ford-class aircraft carriers in FY2019. “A dual procurement allows the Navy to build to a fleet of 12 aircraft carriers more quickly as prescribed by the FY18 National Defense... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Victory is Incomplete
    Posted in Weekly Updates on December 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Weekly Update: Victory is Incomplete By Rob Wittman December 17, 2017 Victory is incomplete, but for now, we claim it. Just three years ago, in the middle of 2014, ISIS claimed to have established a caliphate—a religious state under an extreme interpretation of Islamic law. This self-proclaimed caliphate had reign over seven to eight million people and access to vast resources. However, in October, their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa fell to U.S. backed Kurdish forces; followed shortly by Ira... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Navy’s Strategic Readiness Review
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Statement on Navy’s Strategic Readiness Review WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released this statement following the release of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer’s report on the USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald collisions: “Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with Secretary Spencer regarding his findings on the three ship collisions as well as one ship grounding that occurred earlier this year. I am pleased... Read more

  • VA Delegation Sends Letter to SecNav Spencer on Maritime Commerce
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    VA Delegation Sends Letter to SecNav Spencer on Maritime Commerce WASHINGTON - The entire Virginia Delegation, led by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-4), joined together to send a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer, regarding the Navy’s role in the widening of the Thimble Shoals Channel in Hampton Roads that supports operations of both the Port of Virginia and Naval Station Norfolk. Naval Station Norfolk is the world's largest naval base, ... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Give Thanks
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Health Care, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Weekly Update: Give Thanks By Rob Wittman November 23, 2017 We have a tradition in my family on Thanksgiving. We all sit down at the table, and before we start eating the beautifully prepared feast, we go around and say what we are thankful for. Well this year, I wanted to do the same thing for work as I do for family; look back through 2017 to think about what I am most thankful for. As I reflected on this year, I thought about all that we have accomplished. From the outset of 2017, I made it a... Read more

  • Wittman Visits Troops and Engages with Military and Diplomatic Leaders in Middle East
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Wittman Visits Troops and Engages with Military and Diplomatic Leaders in Middle East Wittman, Ernst, Peters, Young, & Rothfus Express Gratitude to Servicemembers Ahead of Thanksgiving WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined a bipartisan congressional delegation, led by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq, to thank U.S. servicemembers for their service and sacrifice ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Other members on the trip included U.S. Senator G... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on House Passage of the FY18 NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Statement on House Passage of the FY18 NDAA Conference Report WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released this statement following the House passage of the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18 NDAA). “As the Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and a conferee, I am proud of this conference report as I believe it provides... Read more

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