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  • Wittman Signs NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    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 conference report as I believe it provides the authorities and resources for our men and women of the A... Read more

  • Wittman Wants to Stay Until the Work is Done
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Reforming Congress

    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 persistent calls, the Speaker plans to send the House home for the archaic, August recess. I sent a let... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Now is the Time
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Reforming Congress

    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 opportunity this year to complete its work. If our nation is not secure, we can achieve little else and... Read more

  • House Passes Wittman Legislation Condemning CRs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    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 military’s ability to perform their missions. The Navy conducted an independent “Strategic Readiness Rev... Read more

  • Poll: Time to reorganize the federal government?
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    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 inefficient, bloated federal bureaucracy to better serve the American people. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney ex... Read more

  • Wittman Continues to Fight for 355 Ship Navy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    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 Ford-class aircraft carrier. A dual procurement allows the U.S. Navy to build to a Fleet of 12 airc... Read more

  • Wittman Votes to Cut Spending
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    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 rescissions package cancels $15 billion in leftover, unspent funds, and I want to thank the President ... Read more

  • Wittman Encouraged by First Appropriations Votes
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Reforming Congress

    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 pivotal pieces of legislation, but we cannot stop here. This week I sent a letter to Speaker Ryan that... Read more

  • Poll: Vacation for Congress?
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Reforming Congress

    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 should get a summer vacation if appropriations bills have not been passed? Yes No I don’t know Click... 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

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