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  • 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

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

    DUMFRIES – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had the latest stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at the Montclair Family Restaurant in Dumfries, Virginia. He kicked off the series in June in Tappahannock, with his second stop in Kilmarnock in July, and his third stop in Ashland last month. 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 f... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Setting Defense Policy for FY20
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    In recent years, we have made a lot of progress in rebuilding our military readiness. This is due in large part to the House Armed Services Committee’s nonpartisan tradition of resourcing defense, which has led to 58 consecutive years of enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The long-standing spirit of collaboration culminated last year with the enactment of the fiscal 2019 NDAA prior to the start of the fiscal year; a feat that had not been accomplished in 22 years. Parado... Read more

  • Breakfast With Rob: Ashland
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure

    ASHLAND – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had the latest stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at the Rise & Shine Diner in Ashland, Virginia. He kicked off the series in June in Tappahannock, with his second stop in Kilmarnock in July. 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 Rise & Shine Diner,” said Wittman. “I’m w... Read more

  • Wittman Named to NDAA Conference Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, has been named by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to the congressional conference committee that will negotiate differences between the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)—the bill that authorizes spending and sets forth the policies for the Department of Defense—for Fiscal Year 2020. “Threats to our national security arise e... Read more

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