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  • Wittman Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following President Trump’s State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Trump outlined a bold, bipartisan agenda, with a clear path forward for America. This past year we have had unparalleled successes: landmark tax reform, record job numbers, and unprecedented investments in our nation’s military. This year, President Trump called on Congress to work with a spirit of cooperation to deliver even more results to the America... Read more

  • The Jury Is Still Out on the Pentagon’s Audit
    Posted in Opinion Pieces by Rob on February 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    The Jury Is Still Out on the Pentagon’s Audit The Department of Defense didn’t fail its audit—not really. “Failure” implies that the Pentagon failed to achieve its mission, but the real mission of the 2018 audit wasn’t to receive a clean bill of accounting health. Rather, it was to get our feet squarely planted on the ground, see where we are and where we need to be, and to keep our Defense Department moving towards a more streamlined, lethal force. And while it would have been foolish to think ... Read more

  • Wittman-Led Effort Delivers One of the Largest Defense Contracts Ever
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, commended the Navy on officially signing the contract for CVN 80 and 81, the next two Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers. Congressman Wittman led the charge for this provision. “Today the Navy finally secured a two-carrier block buy for CVN 80 and 81, further advancing US Navy efforts to build to a fleet of 12 aircraft carriers and 355 ships. Leading this provision through ... Read more

  • Congress must back America’s war fighters with a budget cap deal
    Posted in Opinion Pieces by Rob on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Congress must back America’s war fighters with a budget cap deal As we begin a divided 116th Congress with government funding uncertainty, Congress will soon find itself in another financial predicament — securing defense spending levels on par with the needs of our Department of Defense. While the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 allowed for important growth and investments in fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019, with sequestration looming, we now find ourselves in a perilous scenario with this year’s def... Read more

  • Wittman Named Ranking Member of Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman has been named as the ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee for the 116th Congress. “I am honored to return to the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee as the ranking member. Last Congress, when I presided over the subcommittee, we accomplished so much – authorizing and appropriating a block buy of two Ford-Class aircraft carriers, putting into law our nation’s goal of reaching 355 ship... Read more

  • What do you want to see the new Congress focus on?
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Energy, Education, Reforming Congress

    Friend- Now that we are in the 116th Congress, I'm looking forward to working on sustaining economic growth, addressing critical infrastructure issues in our region, building a strong national defense, immigration reform, and expanding access to rural broadband. I know I'll hear from many of you during the next two years as you contact my office and during my travels throughout the District. I wanted to take a brief moment to ask what issues you would most like to see addressed during the 116th... Read more

  • Wittman Sworn into 116th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Education

    Wittman Sworn into 116th Congress WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after officially being sworn in to the 116th Congress. “We accomplished so much over the past two years: Passed landmark tax reform putting more money back in the pockets of hard-working Americans, fully funded our military, expanded Veterans’ access to care, improved school safety, made investments to improve access to high-speed internet, strengthened CTE/STEM programs, and provided the fund... Read more

  • Some of my favorite moments from the 115th
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Environment, Education

    Dear Friend- Just like that, we are at the end of 2018 and the 115th Congress. At the beginning of this Congress, we put forth a bold policy agenda to leave folks better off now than they were two years ago. I believe we've seen incredible progress on multiple policy fronts. We put more money back in the hands of hard-working families, cut regulations to allowour businesses to thrive, took historic steps to combat the opioid epidemic, began rebuilding our military, improved veterans benefits an... Read more

  • Wittman Welcomes Wounded Warrior Fellow to Constituent Services Team
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Wittman Welcomes Wounded Warrior Fellow to Constituent Services Team WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) welcomes U.S. Marine John Kuhnle to his Stafford district office staff. Kuhnle, who was selected through the House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, will assist with Veterans case work and outreach efforts. As a Wounded Warrior Fellow, Kuhnle’s duties will include liaising with the Department of Veterans Affairs on behalf of Rep. Wittman's constituents and organ... Read more

  • Defense spending: critical to Virginia's economy
    Posted in Opinion Pieces by Rob on December 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Taxes & Economy

    Defense spending: critical to Virginia's economy Virginia’s critical role in our nation’s defense is undeniable. The Commonwealth of Virginia is home to 27 military bases, representing every branch, along with the Pentagon — the headquarters of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the largest office building in the world. While Virginia contributes much to our nation’s defense, the commonwealth also reaps some benefit as the DoD contributes to our economy by providing hundreds of thousands of job... Read more

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