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Wittman Leads CODEL to Indo-Pacific

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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…

Wittman Joins Fox Business to Discuss Biden Administration's China Strategy Failures, Secretary Raimondo’s China Trip

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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…

Wittman Joins Fox Business to Discuss Threat of China-Russia Cooperation, Ukraine Funding, Record Inflation

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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…

Wittman, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Prevent Tax-Exempt Entities from Financing CCP Techno-Totalitarian State

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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…

Wittman Discusses Dangers of U.S. Investments in China on ‘Cavuto: Coast to Coast’ on FOX Business

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman today joined ‘Cavuto: Coast to Coast’ to discuss the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party’s recent investigation into BlackRock and Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) as well as the dangers of U.S. investments in companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). To block U.S. capital from…

Wittman Introduces Legislation to Authorize DoD Office of Strategic Capital

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today introduced legislation to authorize the Office of Strategic Capital (OSC) at the Department of Defense (DoD), which will foster partnerships with private capital providers to support the advancement of critical technologies in the military. This builds on the congressman’s commitment to fostering defense innovation to give the U.S.…

Wittman Champions U.S. Leadership Over CCP in Emerging Technology

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today participated in the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s hearing titled "Commanding Heights: Ensuring U.S. Leadership in the Critical and Emerging Technologies of the 21st Century.” He stressed the need to protect America’s position as a global technological leader by leveraging public and…

Wittman Hammers Biden Administration on Weak Chinese Communist Party Deterrence Strategy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) on Thursday participated in the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party’s hearing titled "The Biden Administration's PRC Strategy,” where he posed tough questions to administration officials. The witnesses’ answers revealed the Biden administration’s failure to adequately invest in the U.S. military at a level that…

Wittman Advocates for Modernization, Organizational Reform to Strengthen National Defense in Joint All Domain Warfare Forum

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today addressed the 2023 JADC2: All Domain Warfare Symposium hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) to emphasize the urgent need for modernization and organizational reform through Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control (CJADC2) at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). CJADC2 is a…

Wittman Backs House Passage of FY24 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today applauded the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24), which will set the framework for America’s defense policy. The congressman’s legislation and amendments incorporated in the final bill will help accelerate emerging defense technologies that will strengthen the U.S. military to…