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  • Congress must do its job
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Friend- I feel strongly that one of Congress’ duties to the American people is to pass a comprehensive budget; in fact, I once again introduced legislation saying Members of Congress shouldn’t receive a paycheck if we don’t pass the budget on time. For far too long, Congress has chosen to fund the government through short-sighted, stop-gap budget measures. Recently, however, the House did its job and passed a budget for the fiscal year 2018; as someone committed to fiscal responsibility, I recen... Read more

  • My view: Replacing the Air Force One fleet literally takes an act of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Dear Friend- I just wrote an op-ed that was published in Defense News on Congress' role in the oversight and replacement of Air Force One. There is bipartisan agreement that the Air Force One fleet needs to be replaced, and I outline how Congress should move forward given its jurisdiction over replacement, otherwise known as the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program. The full article is below. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime an issue that concerns you comes before the House... Read more

  • Wittman Supports House FY18 Budget Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of the House FY18 Budget, “Building a Better America”: “Today I voted in favor of a FY18 budget that supports our troops, fiscal responsibility, and economic growth. Now more than ever, we must restore confidence in families, consumers, and businesses so that our economy can grow,” Rep. Wittman said. “The defense budget will help restore readiness, as well as ensure our armed services receive the ... Read more

  • Wittman Supports On-Time Funding Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement following his vote in favor of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act: “We have done it. For the first time since 2009 the House has passed all twelve appropriations bills through regular order. With over 340 amendments from both Republicans and Democrats, we had a robust debate on each section. From everything to protecting our borders, to research funding, to national defense, this bill m... Read more

  • Wittman Votes No on Short-Term CR
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement after voting "no" on H.R. 601 – the Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations, and Flood Insurance Package: "Eight years of passing continuing resolutions to fund government is no way to run any enterprise. Just yesterday in a hearing with military leaders on ship collisions in the Pacific, I heard how CRs are consistently causing uncertainty for our armed forces. Our military is unable to pro... Read more

  • My view: Spending bill prioritizes defense, veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Dear Friend- Before adjourning for recess, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a critical bill to fund the Department of Defense, including our nuclear weapons programs, military construction projects, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Passing the Make America Secure Appropriations Act sends a strong signal that we are dedicated to the safety and security of all Americans and the well-being of our veterans. The world is an increasingly dangerous place and, having assessed those thre... Read more

  • my view: our defense has three focus areas: growth, technology & budget
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Dear Friend - As an Armed Services Subcommittee Chairman, my focus is on strengthening our national security and maintaining Virginia's role in ensuring our military remains the greatest fighting force the world has ever known. To do that, three specific areas I am working on are boosting the base defense budget, growing the size of the Navy's Fleet to 355 ships, and utilizing technology and innovation to maintain a competitive advantage over our adversaries. I explained why each of those is imp... Read more

  • Wittman Backs National Security Funding Package
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    WASHINGTON – WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today backed House passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, which funds the Department of Defense, military construction and veterans affairs projects, energy and water development, and the Legislative Branch. "Passing this national security funding bill sends a strong signal that we are dedicated to the safety and security of all Americans and the well-being of our veterans," Rep. Wittman said. "The world is an i... Read more

  • Wittman Backs House Passage of Defense Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, today backed House passage of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18 NDAA). The bill is the main mechanism through which Congress "provides for the common defense" of our nation. This bill equips, supplies, and trains our troops; cares for them and their families; and sets national security policy in a dangerous world. The autho... Read more

  • Weekly Update - Defense bill boosts national security, grows Navy, includes local priorities
    Posted in Weekly Updates on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Dear Friend - One of the fundamental duties of the federal government is to "provide for the common defense." As a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), I work every day to ensure we take that duty seriously and that the members of our Armed Forces are supported as they do the difficult job we ask them to do. Last week, the HASC advanced the major bill through which Congress provides for the defense of our nation. This bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), equips, s... Read more

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