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  • Veterans of Virginia's First District
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Family Values

    Friend- We stop and give pause on Veterans Day to honor those that have answered our nation’s call to arms. Virginia’s First District is rich with military history, and is home to one of the largest veteran populations the country. I hope you take the time this Veterans Day to talk with a veteran and learn more about their service. Whether it is Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, or Coast Guardsmen their support for this nation is steadfast, their determination to see a mission through is unwaveri... Read more

  • Supporting our veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Friend- One of my top priorities in Congress is to ensure that the benefits afforded our men and women in uniform, earned through sacrifice and hardship, are protected and that we hold the VA accountable to its responsibility to provide care for our veterans. Just this session, we have passed 28 veterans related bills out of the House and eight have gone on to become law; our work in the House has increased accountability at the VA and given our veterans improved access and more choices when it ... Read more

  • I want to share your stories on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Friend- Our Veterans of every war--of every generation--have earned the title: American hero. Their service and their sacrifice, both at home and abroad, have defined our past, present, and future here in the United States. Next weekend our nation will honor those who have selflessly served. This November 11th, we will celebrate the patriots who have played a role in the continued preservation of our great republic. Virginia’s First District is rich with military history, and is home to one of t... Read more

  • VA Delegation Sends Letter to Sec. Shulkin on Late Choice Payments
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    VA Delegation Sends Letter to Sec. Shulkin on Late Choice Payments WASHINGTON – The entire Virginia Delegation, led by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), joined together to send a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr. David Shulkin, regarding the VA’s late payment to Veterans Choice Program (VCP) providers. In August of 2014, Congress authorized veterans to access private health providers to assist the overwhelmed VA Health Care system. Congress continues to fund the program; howeve... Read more

  • Wittman Statement Following Visit to the Republic of Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON- Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement following his August 26th meeting with U.S. Forces-Korea Commander Vincent K. Brooks during his visit to the Republic of Korea. "After meeting with GEN Vincent Brooks, Commander, US Forces-Korea, I remain encouraged by our US military's ability to counter any threat posed by North Korea. It is imperative that the United States maintains a leadership role in t... Read more

  • Weekly Update - A story you're not hearing
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Dear Friend - Let's face it: there is a lot of news coming out of Washington these days. And much of it is designed to draw a reaction from you or get you to take sides. But there is another story out there that you're not hearing. That's the story of the important accomplishments made by the House during the first eight months of this year. From the outset of 2017, we made it a priority to work on the issues that matter most to you and I believe we took meaningful steps to grow our economy, str... Read more

  • Visiting Veterans in VA-01
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    This week I attended a Veterans Pinning Ceremony held at the Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham (CSL) in Richmond County, where I was able to publicly acknowledge the service and sacrifice of several local Veterans. CSL just received its charter as a new American Legion Post. I also met with the Potomac Chapter of the Military Officers Association or America (MOAA) in Colonial Beach. MOAA is the nation’s largest association of military officers with members from every branch of service. At bo... Read more

  • Wittman Applauds House Passage of Veterans Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today applauded House passage of S. 114, legislation authorizing $2 billion in funding for the Veterans Choice Program, which allows certain veterans to seek medical care outside of the VA system. The bill also included provisions authorizing 28 VA medical facility leases, including two facilities in Virginia - one in Fredericksburg and one in Hampton Roads. The passage of this bill comes just days after the House reauthorized the GI Bill by passing H... Read more

  • Wittman Backs House Passage of Defense Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, today backed House passage of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18 NDAA). The bill is the main mechanism through which Congress "provides for the common defense" of our nation. This bill equips, supplies, and trains our troops; cares for them and their families; and sets national security policy in a dangerous world. The autho... Read more

  • Wittman-Backed Military Family Bill Has Hearing in House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Legislation backed by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today had a hearing before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. The legislation, called the Military Residency Choice Act, is aimed at easing the tax burden on military families by allowing them to establish one consistent state of residency. Now that the bill has had a subcommittee hearing, it can be considered by the full Committee on Veterans Affairs before being brought the House floor for a vote. ... Read more

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