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Wittman, Case Introduce the BRAVE Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Congressman Ed Case (D-HI) announced the introduction of H.R. 5548, the Be Ready to Assist Veterans in Extremis Act (BRAVE Act) to create a notification system that can notify select veterans of counseling and mental health options in response to crises. The BRAVE Act would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a system ...

Wittman Backs National Defense Authorization Act

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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 backed House Armed Services Committee advancement of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). The FY 22 NDAA authorizes funding for the United States Department of Defense for the...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman Following the United States’ Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement: “For twenty years, brave men and women rose to the occasion and volunteered to defend our nation, knowing full well their service may take them to the harsh mountains of Afghanistan. And for twenty years, their gallantry and valor held the Taliban at bay. The noble sacrifices made by so many over these last t...

Wittman Calls on Biden Administration to Reject, Extend Taliban Imposed Withdrawal Deadline

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter President Biden urging the United States to continue evacuating eligible individuals from Hamid Karzai International Airport past August 31st. With just 4 days remaining until the “clock runs out,” thousands of US citizens, Afghans who aided US forces, and their families remain stranded in Afghanistan. And just yesterday, it w...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on the Suicide Bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement in response to a suicide bombing that killed a number of U.S. service members and Afghan citizens at the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday, August 26th: “Earlier today, the United States lost a number of our Marines who were serving in Afghanistan. For some, it is easy to view this solely as a sig...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on President Biden’s Withdrawal Deadline

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s planned adherence to the Taliban’s August 31st deadline for the United States to withdraw from Afghanistan: “Last week, Secretary of Defense Austin said the United States would rescue every citizen we can until ‘the clock runs out.’ What President Biden made clear yesterday is ...

Wittman, Stefanik Announce Bill to Establish Afghanistan Commission

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), senior members of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced legislation to establish the National Commission on the United States’ Involvement in Afghanistan. This Commission, modeled after previous national commissions such as the 9/11 Commission, would be tasked with conducting a full review and ...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman Honoring Veterans of Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement: “Those who served in Afghanistan did so with exemplary valor and unquestionable honor. For two decades, the United States dominated the battlefield. We established a democratic government. We secured freedom for the Afghan people. For many veterans of Afghanistan, watching the chaos they held at bay for nearl...

Washington Update: June Stories You Don't Want to Miss

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Friend - As always, I continue to be amazed by the people of Virginia’s First District. Between meeting with constituents throughout the district, or hearing your voice while in Washington, I am constantly reminded of the hard work and dedication of the folks I am lucky enough to represent. This June was no different: Early in June, I had the chance to partner with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to...

RELEASE: Wittman Invites Defense Spending Reduction Caucus to Classified Briefing on Threats

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) announced he has responded to a letter sent to President Biden from the Defense Spending Reduction Caucus urging drastic cuts to the Defense budget by inviting every member of the caucus to attend a classified briefing on the existential threats faced by the United States in the twenty-first century. Announcing his letter, Congressman Wittman stated: ...