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Wittman Backs FY23 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee voted in favor of the House Armed Services Committee advancement of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). Following his vote in favor of reporting the FY23 NDAA out of the Hous...

What it looks like when competing with China comes last

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What it looks like when competing with China comes last By Rep. Rob Wittman June 17, 2022 Defense News When U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin attempted to lay out the Biden administration’s stance toward Taiwan in his recent speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, he reaffirmed the president’s commitment to the status quo across the Taiwan Strait. Austin also stated that “we do not seek ...

Wittman Leads House Companion Bill to Establish Special IG For Ukraine Aid

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee, along with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced legislation to establish a Special Inspector General to oversee the humanitarian, economic, and security assistance funding that the U.S. Congress had provided to Ukraine to ensure the funds are appropria...

Wittman Reacts to Blinken’s Speech on U.S. China Policy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), released the following statement in response to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s speech on the Biden Administration’s policy toward China. Secretary Blinken’s comments follow a May 23rd speech made by President Biden, during which he stated that the United States would get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if the People’s Republ...

Wittman Opening Statement at Hearing on FY23 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, delivered the following opening statement at a hearing on the FY23 budget request for seapower and projection forces. Rep. Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: I want to thank Chairman Courtney for yielding and thank our three witnesses for testifying today. I al...

Rob Wittman Column: We must unleash American energy independence

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Rob Wittman column: We must unleash American energy independence To read this online in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Click Here. One consistent message I hear from constituents throughout Virginia’s 1st Congressional District and folks throughout the entire commonwealth is American families are feeling the pain of soaring inflation and skyrocketing energy costs in a very real way. This year, avera...

Wittman Statement on Ukrainian President Zelenksyy’s Address to Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to Ukrainian President Zelenksyy’s virtual address to Congress: “This morning, in a powerful address to Congress, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy showed the world what a real leader looks like. His unwavering dedication to his country and the Ukrainian people will go down in history as on...

Wittman Supports National Security, Votes Against Wasteful Government Spending

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee, supported increasing our national security and defense funding by voting in support of both H.R, 6969 – Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act and the national security and defense portion of H.R. 2471, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, while voting against wasteful gover...

Wittman Statement on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: “Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is intolerable and must be met with immediate strength and decisive action from the United States and our allies. This is a blatant attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty. Putin’s intentions have been clear from the beginning: he is ...

Wittman Statement on Biden's Ukraine Comments, Continued Russian Aggression

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement on President Biden’s comments on Ukraine and the ongoing situation unfolding between Ukraine and Russia: “President Biden’s ‘minor incursion’ comment last night was reckless and irresponsible. Plainly, this was disrespectful to Ukraine’s sovereignty. Putin will continue these invasions and his attempted reun...