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  • Wittman to Pelosi: There is too much to be done
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Rob Wittman sent another letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to keep the House in-session through August to complete critical legislative items. “On June 28, 2019, I wrote you asking that you cancel the August recess if the House had not addressed the many critical issues facing our Nation,” Wittman wrote. “Three weeks later, we are no further on the major issues affecting the American people. Therefore, I again urge you to cancel the August recess and... Read more

  • Wittman Votes Against Unprecedentedly Partisan FY20 NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released this statement after voting “no,” for the first time ever, on House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20): “For decades, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been a bipartisan process, but that long history of reaching across the aisle came to an end today. Since I arrived in Congress 11 years a... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: Keep Us In Town
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Rob Wittman sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to keep the House in-session through August to complete critical legislative items. “I urge you and the House leadership to reconsider the legislative calendar and to cancel the August recess if the House has not addressed the many critical issues facing our Nation and the American people,” Wittman wrote. “The House has yet to pass a bipartisan budget, address the debt ceiling, or consider legislat... Read more

  • Wittman Votes Against Committee Passage of FY20 NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, voted “no” on committee passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20). “Traditionally, the NDAA earns broad bipartisan support from Members on both sides of the aisle. Because of that joint effort in the past, Congress was able to start rebuilding our Navy to reach 355 ships, combat our readiness crisis, and give our service... Read more

  • Setting Defense Policy for FY20
    Posted in Weekly Updates on June 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Every year, the House Armed Services Committee creates and brings to the floor the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA 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 shipbuilding and innovation efforts, boosting military pay and benefits, and developing a strategy for dealing with new 5G tec... Read more

  • Wittman’s Opening Statement at FY20 NDAA SPF Markup
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | 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 remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Subcommittee's markup of H.R. 2500 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. “I appreciate the Chairman for yielding and want to thank him for his leadership on the subcommittee. Navigating the perils of a reduced topline is particularly difficult and I think the Chairman has do... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on the Release of the FY20 NDAA SPF Mark
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces (SPF), released the following statement after the subcommittee published its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “It is a privilege to work on such a bipartisan subcommittee that is laser-focused on providing our sailors, marines, and airmen the tools they need to keep our nation safe. The FY20 SPF mark authorizes procur... Read more

  • Wittman Receives Oscar Mike Award
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman was presented with the Oscar Mike Award at the Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg. This award is given annually to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the Marine Corps Historic Half, the running community, and the City of Fredericksburg. “I am humbled to have even been considered, but to be named the Oscar Mike recipient is a tremendous honor. It is a privilege to work on behalf of our brave men and women in uniform an... Read more

  • Wittman Honored for Commitment to Military Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Family Values

    WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was honored by the Trustees of United Through Reading (UTR) for his service to military families at their 6th Annual Tribute to Military Families. “Thousands of military families call Virginia home. I have had the distinct pleasure of serving the families who sacrifice so very much to make sure this great experiment of freedom—that we know as the United States of America—continues to be the bastion of hope and a symbol of prosperity,” Witt... Read more

  • Wittman on USS Truman Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Wittman released this statement following Vice President Pence’s announcement not to retire the USS Truman: “This is the right choice and I am glad to see the administration make this correction. I have been adamant since the beginning that retiring the USS Truman halfway through its expected service life would be strategically and fiscally irresponsible. Aircraft carriers are the nation’s preeminent power projection platform and the cornerstone of the US Navy. Completin... Read more

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