Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) today joined Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) to introduce the American Security Drone Act of 2023. The act would prohibit the federal government from purchasing drones manufactured in countries identified as national security threats, such as People's Republic of China (PRC).
“If America is to prevail in this… Read more »
I was horrified to learn of the terrorist invasion of Israel earlier this month. Like so many of you, I am heartbroken by the unspeakable violence against Israeli civilians at the hands of Hamas. We have witnessed gut-wrenching images of this terrorist group’s brutality that has left families torn, babies parentless and innocent civilians missing.
Hamas has continued their bloodshed and… Read more »
Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, alongside a group of 37 other lawmakers, urging the expedited delivery of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Foreign Military Financing (FMF) aid to Israel.
“Israel requires our unequivocal support as they respond to the unconscionable… Read more »
The U.S. Army must move faster to deter near-term threats. Although the Army has a strategy to modernize the force by 2030, that is just seven years away and potentially four years too late if the Chinese Communist Party attempts to retake Taiwan by force by 2027, as our military commanders suggest.
To effectively deter Chinese President Xi Jinping, the U.S. Army must develop a clear and… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted in favor of H.R. 4365, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2024 – which includes many key priorities that he championed – including bolstering military readiness to counter the Chinese Communist Party, funding innovative weapons systems, offsetting effects of the Biden administration’s… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), today participated in the committee’s hearing on defense cooperation with Taiwan. He stressed the need to clear the significant backlog in foreign military sales to Taiwan – using every tool at the State Department’s and Defense Department’s disposal – to support… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was joined by Congressman Carlos Gimenez (FL-28), Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (VA-02), and Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) on a bipartisan CODEL trip to the Indo-Pacific, where the Members met with senior officials to discuss security issues and deterrence measures to counter increasing… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined ‘Mornings with Maria’ on Fox Business today to discuss U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s upcoming trip to China, the latest failure of the Biden administration to project American strength to Chinese Communist Party officials.
“Based on previous visits by Secretary Blinken and Secretary Yellen, I'm not sure what's going… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined ‘Mornings with Maria’ on Fox Business today to discuss the alarming increase in cooperation between China and Russia, transparency and accountability in support for Ukraine against Russia’s unprovoked invasion, and the Biden administration’s failure to help American families facing rising grocery and gas prices due to record… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today joined colleagues on the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to introduce the Dump Investments in Troublesome Communist Holdings Act (DITCH Act). This bill would force non-profits, university endowments, public pension plans, and any other tax-exempt entity to divest from Chinese companies or lose… Read more »