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  • Wittman Statement on House Passage of the FY18 NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Statement on House Passage of the FY18 NDAA Conference Report WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released this statement following the House passage of the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18 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... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on FY18 NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Statement on FY18 NDAA Conference Report WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released the following statement after signing the conference report of 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; provides a better li... Read more

  • My view: Getting the Defense Topline Right
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Dear Friend- I just wrote an op-ed that was published in Real Clear Defense on securing a proper defense topline; specifically ending the defense sequester. For too long we have allowed the budget to drive our military strategy; instead, we need to have our strategy drive the budget. I will continue working to ensure we restore military readiness and meet the needs of our men and women in uniform. The full article is below. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime an issue that concerns you ... Read more

  • NDAA Conference Update
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Friend- Knowing your interest in our nation’s military, I wanted to update you on the progress of the National Defense Authorization Act FY18 (NDAA). The NDAA 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. Last week, the House and Senate entered into conference to finish hashing out the specifics of this impor... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Final Passage of FY18 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON- Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released this statement following the passage of the FY18 budget: “Passing this budget paves the way for a reconciliation process that allows Congress to move forward with tax reform. At the end of the day, Americans should be paying less in taxes than before, and I believe this budget resolution sets up Congress to deliver a tax plan that supports working-class families, protects jobs, and gives the American economy the boost it needs. “I do however ha... Read more

  • 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

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