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  • Congressman Wittman Advocates for First District Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) testified in front of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, advocating on behalf of our nation’s veterans. The First District is home to one of the highest growing veterans populations in the country, while also supporting several bases as well. As a member representing so many men and women who have made incredible sacrifices for our nation, serving our military and veterans is Congressman Wittman’s priority. He specifically asked for move... Read more

  • Wittman: We must get our nation’s fiscal house in order
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting “no” on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019: “It is imperative that we get our nation’s fiscal house in order and work to address our debt and deficit – or else we continue to push the problems of today onto our children and grandchildren. The longer we fail to address our nation’s spending problem, the harder it becomes to solve the problem of our country’s crippling debt. I have long advocated for budgetary certain... Read more

  • 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

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