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  • Weekly Update: Champions of a Noble Cause
    Posted in Weekly Updates on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Weekly Update: Champions of a Noble Cause By Rob Wittman May 20, 2018 "We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause." -- Ronald Reagan Since the dawn of our nation, our Armed Forces have stood up and fou... Read more

  • Wittman Applauds Committee Passage of Annual Defense Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, today applauded committee passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). "Admiral Richardson has projected the 355-ship Navy vision, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer provided an excellent acquisition strategy, and the industrial base is poised and ready. The last step to complete the plan is for Congress to provide the author... Read more

  • Wittman's Local Priorities Included in Annual Defense Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Committee today passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). The bill, one of the few passed annually by Congress, includes numerous local priorities championed by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01). "I fought tirelessly to make sure Virginia’s priorities were included in this bill. The jobs created by our defense industry not only benefit the Commonwealth's economy but also continues its role as the national leader in s... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Process Makes Perfect
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Immigration, Environment, Reforming Congress

    Weekly Update: Process Makes Perfect By Rep. Rob Wittman March 31, 2018 The Constitution’s Appropriations Clause is the cornerstone to what we in Congress refer to as “the power of the purse.” Article I of the Constitution clearly states: “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” Congress exercised that power just days ago. Last week, Congress passed a funding bill that included all 12 appropriations bills. Appropriations bill lay out exactly ... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Top 8 VA-01 Priorities in the Omnibus
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Transportation, Environment, Education

    Weekly Update: Top 8 VA-01 Priorities in the Ominbus By Rob Wittman March 24, 2018 This week, Congress passed a critical funding bill that finally provides increased, stable funding for our military. More than that though, this bill funded many of the priorities of the constituents of the First Congressional District. Here are the eight reasons why I voted for this spending package: 1. It pledges to rebuild our military. I believe it is our primary constitutional responsibility to provide for th... Read more

  • Did You Know?
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Education

    Friend- Did you know my staff and I strive to make sure you get answers to your questions, have easy access to every constituent service, and know what is happening both in Washington and across Virginia’s First District? Did you know I was recently named a finalist for the Congressional Management Foundation's Democracy Award for Transparency and Accountability? This recognition is for the work my office has done to provide clear, relevant information to constituents and publicly acknowledge me... Read more

  • Wittman Visits Troops and Engages with Military and Diplomatic Leaders in Middle East
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Wittman Visits Troops and Engages with Military and Diplomatic Leaders in Middle East Wittman, Ernst, Peters, Young, & Rothfus Express Gratitude to Servicemembers Ahead of Thanksgiving WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) joined a bipartisan congressional delegation, led by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq, to thank U.S. servicemembers for their service and sacrifice ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Other members on the trip included U.S. Senator G... 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

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