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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: ...

Rep. Rob Wittman column: The importance of national defense to Virginia

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When it comes to the commonwealth of Virginia, national security is economic security. Our state is crucial to the mission and success of the U.S. military and our nation’s overall defense; in turn, defense spending makes up a fifth of our economy and is the largest, single driving factor in the economic prosperity of the commonwealth. As a focal point for our military, with 27 military bases repr...

Rep. Rob Wittman: We must prepare now for future military challenges

| Posted in Opinion Pieces by Rob

We stand at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. We are about to decide if the United States retains its global primacy, or if we concede our position to those of malign intent. It is no secret the United States is preparing for global military competition with China, and I am committed to ensuring our Department of Defense and warfighters are ready. I believe in peace through deterrence, ...

Wittman's Weekly: My Priorities on HASC

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We stand at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. We are about to decide if the United States retains its global primacy or if we concede our position to those of malign intent. In such pivotal times, it is a sincere honor to announce I have been named the Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee. It is no secret the United States is preparing for global military competitio...

Wittman sworn in to 117th Congress, vows to ‘work tirelessly’ for Virginians

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after officially being sworn in to the 117th Congress: “The past Congress, while divided in our political viewpoints and stalled in the quagmire of partisan posturing, accomplished much for the American people, during some of the most difficult times in our history: unprecedented pandemic relief legislation for smal...

Wittman statement on voting to override FY21NDAA veto

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after voting to override the presidential veto of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (FY21 NDAA), the legislation to fund our United States military and vital defense-related programs into the next year: “Let me be very clear: the FY21 NDAA does right by our men and women in uniform and provides...

Wittman statement on voting YES to support First District Priorities, families, small businesses, and provide greater pandemic relief

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which fully funds the government through September 30th, 2021, and provides additional COVID-19 pandemic relief, relief to small businesses, American workers, and more. “The government funding and COVID-19 relief package Congress passed today is a critical funding bil...

Wittman Statement on H.R. 7120

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WASHINGTON - Congressman Wittman released the following statement after voting against the Democrat’s partisan police reform bill - H.R. 7120: “We know if things need to get done, they need to be done in a bipartisan way with input and buy-in from both sides. That’s how we were able to get things done in response to the Coronavirus. The Democrats know this and yet they refused to work with Republi...

Wittman supports JUSTICE Act solutions

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today cosponsored the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. The JUSTICE Act is the House companion bill to legislation introduced by Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. “The JUSTICE Act proposes real policing reforms to increase transparency, accountability, and performance of our nation’s law enforcement agenc...

Wittman hosts virtual Service Academy Day information session during COVID-19 pandemic

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today hosted a virtual Academy Day for students across Virginia’s First Congressional District who are interested in attending one of the five United States Service Academies: United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, and the United States Coast Guar...