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Wittman Signs NDAA Conference Report

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Wittman Signs NDAA Conference Report WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released this statement on the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19 NDAA). “As the Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and a conferee, I am proud of this con...

Wittman Wants to Stay Until the Work is Done

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Wittman Wants to Stay Until the Work is Done WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6147 Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, FY2019: “As of today, the House is only completed half of the appropriations bills necessary to keep our government running. However, against my per...

Weekly Update: Now is the Time

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Weekly Update: Now is the Time By Congressman Rob Wittman July 17, 2018 The 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 has been shirking these duties for a long time, but Congress has an opp...

House Passes Wittman Legislation Condemning CRs

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House Passes Wittman Legislation Condemning CRs WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.RES. 998, introduced by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), which addresses the readiness shortfalls of the Navy and the harms of continuing resolutions on our Armed Forces. “It is critical that Congress complete defense appropriations legislation in order to avoid another continuing resolution that harms our mili...

Poll: Time to reorganize the federal government?

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Friend- The Trump Administration recently announced a sweeping plan to reorganize the federal government. This announcement comes following President Trump’s Executive Order last year directing the Office of Management of Budget to propose changes to reorganize Executive Branch agencies and departments. The administration touts the reforms as a part of their ongoing effort to streamline an ineffic...

Wittman Continues to Fight for 355 Ship Navy

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Wittman Continues to Fight for 355 Ship Navy WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following the inclusion of Amendment 26 in the FY19 Defense Appropriations Act: “Today was a step forward for our Nation’s security. Amendment 26 to the FY19 Defense Appropriations Act, now included in the overall bill, supports the cost-effective funding for CVN 81, the Navy’s fourth...

Wittman Votes to Cut Spending

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Wittman Votes to Cut Spending WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act last night: “For too long unchecked federal spending has been the status quo in Washington, but last night we took a critical first step toward restoring fiscal responsibility,” Wittman said. “This re...

Wittman Encouraged by First Appropriations Votes

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Wittman Encouraged by First Appropriations Votes WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act: “Today, the House passed three of the twelve appropriations bills. I am extremely encouraged that we are moving these pi...

Poll: Vacation for Congress?

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Friend- President Trump has called on Congress to cancel August recess if we don’t pass all 12 appropriations bills to fund our government. I couldn’t agree more! In fact, for years I’ve introduced legislation to do just that. If we don’t fulfill one of our most basic responsibilities, there is no time for vacation. The American people want us to get the job done. Do you think Members of Congress ...

Wittman Applauds Committee Passage of Annual Defense Authorization

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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 industria...