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  • Wittman Receives Award for Support of Maritime Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Receives Award for Support of Maritime Industry WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was selected to receive the International Propeller Club Legislator Award for his longtime support of the United States maritime industry. Each year, the International Propeller Club selects one member of Congress who has demonstrated consistent support for the maritime industry and the United States-flag Merchant Marine. “Continued Congressional support of a healthy commercial mariti... Read more

  • Wittman Applauds Committee Passage of Annual Defense Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, today applauded committee passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). "Admiral Richardson has projected the 355-ship Navy vision, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer provided an excellent acquisition strategy, and the industrial base is poised and ready. The last step to complete the plan is for Congress to provide the author... Read more

  • Wittman's Local Priorities Included in Annual Defense Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Committee today passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). The bill, one of the few passed annually by Congress, includes numerous local priorities championed by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01). "I fought tirelessly to make sure Virginia’s priorities were included in this bill. The jobs created by our defense industry not only benefit the Commonwealth's economy but also continues its role as the national leader in s... Read more

  • ICYMI: The Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend- I want to know what you think. Should the President recertify the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal? Yes No I Don’t Know Click here to take the poll. BACKGROUND: Following Israel’s claim last week that the Iran Nuclear Deal was “built on lies,” there has been speculation that President Trump will not recertify the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. The 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal is up for recertification on May 12th, as the Iran deal requires recertification every 90 days. If President Trump chooses not to recert... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Iran
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Statement on Iran WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after the president’s announcement regarding the Iran Deal: “In 2015 I voted against the Iran Nuclear Deal as I feared that agreement lacked sufficient safeguards to prevent the Iranian government from continuing its pursuit of a nuclear weapon. However, even after the deal was signed, Iran continued testing launch platforms and ballistic missiles. A more peaceful and tolerant Iran is certain... Read more

  • 10 stories you don't want to miss
    Posted in Weekly Updates on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Hey Folks, April was a busy month for me! I spent time speaking with constituents at a variety of different events in the district, received the Navy League’s Sea Services Award for my efforts on behalf of the Navy, promoted STEM and CTE programs, sponsored Chaplain Scott Foust to offer the opening prayer in the House of Representatives, and more. Check out my happenings in April through the photos, op-eds, and news clips below. Want to receive more frequent updates? Click here. I spoke with Vet... Read more

  • VOTE NOW: The Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend- I want to know what you think. Should the President recertify the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal? Yes No I Don’t Know Click here to take the poll. BACKGROUND: Following Israel’s claim this week that the Iran Nuclear Deal was “built on lies,” there has been speculation that President Trump will not recertify the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. The 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal is up for recertification on May 12th, as the Iran deal requires recertification every 90 days. If President Trump chooses not to recert... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Setting Defense Policy for 2019
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Weekly Update: Setting Defense Policy for 2019 Congressman Rob Wittman April 28, 2018 Every year, the House Armed Services Committee creates and brings to the floor the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA, which is signed into law every year, directs policy and spending plans for the Defense Department. This week, the subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee released our proposals for the next NDAA, which included a broad range of provisions ranging from increasing shi... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Release of FY19 NDAA SPF Mark
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Statement on Release of FY19 NDAA SPF Mark WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released the following statement after the subcommittee published its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act: "As Russia and China grow their naval presence it is absolutely critical that we continue to invest in and rebuild our Navy. The mark released today would put our Navy on the path to... Read more

  • Wittman Receives Sea Services Award
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Receives Sea Services Award WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was selected to receive the 2017 Congressional Sea Services Award by the National Capital Council of the Navy League. Each year, the council selects a member of Congress who has shown unparalleled support for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Maritime Administration. “Building the Navy, Marine Corps team is critical in this era in global power competition,” Wittman said. “Our world no... Read more

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