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Reps. Wittman, Brown Introduce the Just In Case Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R–Va.) and Congressman Anthony Brown (D-Md.) introduced the Just In Case Act (JICA). JICA would provide a permanent special emergency reimbursement authority to the Department of Defense, similar to that provided by Section 3610 of the CARES Act which allows contractors to be reimbursed if they are unable to work on-site during times of disaster. ...

Wittman Once Again Urges Pelosi to Cancel August Recess

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a follow-up letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to cancel August recess considering the significant amount of work Members of Congress must still complete. Congressman Wittman previously urged Speaker Pelosi to cancel August recess in June. After the Speaker failed to act, Congressman Wittman sent today’s letter once more urging the ca...

Wittman sworn in to 117th Congress, vows to ‘work tirelessly’ for Virginians

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after officially being sworn in to the 117th Congress: “The past Congress, while divided in our political viewpoints and stalled in the quagmire of partisan posturing, accomplished much for the American people, during some of the most difficult times in our history: unprecedented pandemic relief legislation for smal...

Wittman statement on voting YES to support First District Priorities, families, small businesses, and provide greater pandemic relief

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which fully funds the government through September 30th, 2021, and provides additional COVID-19 pandemic relief, relief to small businesses, American workers, and more. “The government funding and COVID-19 relief package Congress passed today is a critical funding bil...

Wittman Statement on H.R. 7120

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WASHINGTON - Congressman Wittman released the following statement after voting against the Democrat’s partisan police reform bill - H.R. 7120: “We know if things need to get done, they need to be done in a bipartisan way with input and buy-in from both sides. That’s how we were able to get things done in response to the Coronavirus. The Democrats know this and yet they refused to work with Republi...

Wittman supports JUSTICE Act solutions

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today cosponsored the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. The JUSTICE Act is the House companion bill to legislation introduced by Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. “The JUSTICE Act proposes real policing reforms to increase transparency, accountability, and performance of our nation’s law enforcement agenc...

Wittman hosts inaugural meeting of his First District Unity in Diversity Council

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted the first meeting of his First District Unity in Diversity Council in Fredericksburg on Friday, June 12th. The goal of the First District Unity in Diversity Council is to provide Congressman Wittman with advice and counsel in bringing greater equality, equity, and opportunity to the First District, the Commonwealth, and the nation. “Our nation is...

Wittman: “We Must Come Together as a Nation”

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today issued the following statement on the ongoing nationwide protests and riots surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery: “Right now, our nation is in anguish as we mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others who have died tragically and needlessly. The failures of the system designe...

Wittman's Weekly: We Must Be Focused

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Throughout the response to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, I have been working diligently with my colleagues in Congress, as well as my contacts at all levels of government, to ensure that resources, assistance, and funds reach folks here in the Commonwealth. State and local governments have been pivotal to Coronavirus response and the federal government has been working to supply as ...

Wittman Votes Against Partisan Wish List

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting against H. Res. 965 and H.R. 6800 – House Democrats’ partisan approach to COVID-19 response. “Today, the House voted on legislation released by Speaker Pelosi earlier this week; legislation that was drafted behind closed doors, is more than 1,800 pages, and costs over $3 trillion. This legislation did not go t...