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  • 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

  • Weekly Update: Setting Defense Policy for 2019
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Weekly Update: Setting Defense Policy for 2019 Congressman Rob Wittman April 28, 2018 Every year, the House Armed Services Committee creates and brings to the floor the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA, which is signed into law every year, directs policy and spending plans for the Defense Department. This week, the subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee released our proposals for the next NDAA, which included a broad range of provisions ranging from increasing shi... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Release of FY19 NDAA SPF Mark
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Statement on Release of FY19 NDAA SPF Mark WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released the following statement after the subcommittee published its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act: "As Russia and China grow their naval presence it is absolutely critical that we continue to invest in and rebuild our Navy. The mark released today would put our Navy on the path to... Read more

  • Wittman Receives ACUF's Award for Conservative Excellence
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Health Care, Family Values, Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) received the American Conservative Union Foundation's (ACUF) 2017 Award for Conservative Excellence, in recognition of his voting record on key issues and commitment to conservative values. "I'm honored to receive this award because staying true to conservative principles of governance and policy making is a top priority," Rep. Wittman said. "I remain committed to supporting the key conservative tenets of ensuring a strong national defense, empowering... Read more

  • Wittman Votes in Favor of Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Wittman Votes in Favor of Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of adding a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution: “Today House Republicans demonstrated their commitment to fiscal responsibility. The government should not be able to spend more than it takes it, and by voting to add that provision to the most important document in our Nation sends a powerful message. “In the... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Process Makes Perfect
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Immigration, Environment, Reforming Congress

    Weekly Update: Process Makes Perfect By Rep. Rob Wittman March 31, 2018 The Constitution’s 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 exercised that power just days ago. Last week, Congress passed a funding bill that included all 12 appropriations bills. Appropriations bill lay out exactly ... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Top 8 VA-01 Priorities in the Omnibus
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Transportation, Environment, Education

    Weekly Update: Top 8 VA-01 Priorities in the Ominbus By Rob Wittman March 24, 2018 This week, Congress passed a critical funding bill that finally provides increased, stable funding for our military. More than that though, this bill funded many of the priorities of the constituents of the First Congressional District. Here are the eight reasons why I voted for this spending package: 1. It pledges to rebuild our military. I believe it is our primary constitutional responsibility to provide for th... Read more

  • Wittman Brings Together Key Stakeholders and Lawmakers on I-95 Transportation Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Transportation

    Wittman Brings Together Key Stakeholders and Lawmakers on I-95 Transportation Roundtable WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) partnered with the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce to host a Transportation Roundtable with members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation and local stakeholders to discuss critical transportation issues facing Northern Virginia, mainly the I-95 corridor. “As a daily commuter from Montross to Washington, D.C., I often experience the debilitat... Read more

  • Wittman Votes to Rebuild Military, VA-01 Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Votes to Rebuild Military, VA-01 Priorities WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of a full-year funding agreement for fiscal year 2018: “I believe it is our primary constitutional responsibility to provide for our nation’s defense. In 2017, we had 80 military casualties during peace time training and operations versus 24 in combat operations. Just last week, we lost two more naval aviators in a F/A-18 crash during a training ex... Read more

  • Wittman, Wicker Applaud Navy’s Decision to Accelerate Production of Aircraft Carriers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman, Wicker Applaud Navy’s Decision to Accelerate Production of Aircraft Carriers WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., commended the Navy on its plan to pursue a block buy in FY2019 for the next two Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers. Wittman and Wicker serve as Chairmen of the House and Senate subcommittees that oversee the Navy and Marine Corps. “The RFP released by the Navy today is a great step towards strengthening the Fleet. A... Read more

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