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  • Poll: Your thoughts on the 2018 agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation

    Friend- Next week, members of Congress return to Washington to kick off the second session of the 115th Congress. Ahead of Congress returning next week, Congressional leaders and White House officials will meet to discuss priorities for this year’s legislative agenda. As your Member of Congress, I would like to know more about your priorities and thoughts on key issues likely to come up this year so that I can best represent you and all the people of Virginia’s First District. Please take a minu... Read more

  • Wittman, Courtney, Langevin Lead Bipartisan Coalition Urging Increased Submarine Funding in Final Spending Package
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman, Courtney, Langevin Lead Bipartisan Coalition Urging Increased Submarine Funding in Final Spending Package WASHINGTON – This week, co-chairs of the Congressional Submarine Caucus, Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02, and Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-02), released a bipartisan letter that was sent to the Subcommittee on Defense Appropriations requesting increased funding for submarines in the final appropriations bill for FY 2018. Specifically, the letter asks for increased const... Read more

  • Wittman Votes No on Short-Term CR
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Wittman Votes No on Short-Term CR WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted "no" on the H.R. 1370 – Further Continuing Resolution. The bill extends existing discretionary appropriations at current levels through January 19, 2018. "Yet again we find ourselves budgeting by crisis,” Wittman said. “We should not be funding our government through continuing resolutions (CRs). For the third time in four months, Congress has approved a CR that, by nature, will hurt our Armed Forces as ... Read more

  • Wittman Leads Letter in Support of Block Buy for Aircraft Carriers in FY19
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Leads Letter in Support of Block Buy for Aircraft Carriers in FY19 WASHINGTON – Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and Joe Courtney (D-CT), were joined by 127 Representatives in sending a letter to Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis supporting a block buy of two Ford-class aircraft carriers in FY2019. “A dual procurement allows the Navy to build to a fleet of 12 aircraft carriers more quickly as prescribed by the FY18 National Defense... Read more

  • Wittman and Beyer Introduce Bill To Protect Federal Workers, With Government Shutdown Looming Amid Budget Uncertainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    December 20, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect federal employees’ pay in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers if Congress and the White House are unable to come to a funding agreement. A shutdown would temporarily suspend paychecks for federal employees, and retroactive pay for federal workers must be approved by Congr... Read more

  • Wittman and Beyer Introduce Bill To Protect Federal Workers, With Government Shutdown Looming Amid Budget Uncertainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON – Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect federal employees’ pay in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers if Congress and the White House are unable to come to a funding agreement. "Federal employees should not suffer because Congress refuses to end its govern by crisis mentality," Rep. Wittman said. "Preparing the retroactive pay legislati... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

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