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Wittman Votes For Fiscal Responsibility

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted against raising the debt ceiling and the Democrats’ proposed Continuing Resolution (CR). Our national debt is currently over $28 trillion- roughly 125% of our GDP. Last year, the United States paid $376 billion in interest on this debt. Despite having passed a minibus earlier in the year, the House has not appropriated funding for our...

Wittman Tours Visiting Angels In-Home Care Facility to Examine Employment Crisis

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KILMARNOCK, VA- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) toured Visiting Angels, an in-home health facility located in Kilmarnock, VA, to personally speak with those affected by the employment crisis. This crisis has caused a shortage of caregivers in Virginia. In the 7 counties supported by Visiting Angels (Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex, Mathews, Gloucester, Richmond, Essex), 33% of the popu...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on the August Jobs Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement: “Based on August’s dismal jobs report, our economic recovery is way off course. Month after month, our economy continues to disappoint expectations. And it just keeps getting worse. The August jobs report is the weakest jobs report of Joe Biden’s presidency. Despite 10.5 million job openings, 8.4 million Amer...

Congressman Wittman Joins Effort to Replenish, Fix Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) announced he has joined the Entrepreneurs Need Timely Replenishment for Eating Establishments (ENTRÉE) Act as a cosponsor. The ENTRÉE Act, introduced by Republican Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), provides critically needed assistance to American restaurants working tirelessly to serve their e...

Washington Update: June Stories You Don't Want to Miss

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Friend - As always, I continue to be amazed by the people of Virginia’s First District. Between meeting with constituents throughout the district, or hearing your voice while in Washington, I am constantly reminded of the hard work and dedication of the folks I am lucky enough to represent. This June was no different: Early in June, I had the chance to partner with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to...

Wittman, Palazzo Hold OSD CAPE Accountable for Potential Loss of $720M Savings

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Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-04) introduced legislation holding 50% of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment & Program Evaluation’s (OSD CAPE) budget until they enter into the bundle-buy contract for LHA 9 and LPD 31, 32, & 33. “The Navy-Marine Corps team asked, and Congress delivered,” said Wittman. “The bundled proc...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on May’s Jobs Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to May’s Jobs Report: “It’s no longer a matter of ‘Building Back Better,’ but a matter of ‘Building Back At All,” said Wittman. “May’s jobs report was, thankfully, better than last month’s but continues to lag behind expectations. Thanks to the irresponsible provisions of President Biden’s previou...

Wittman Applauds Inclusion of the Norfolk Harbor Deepening and Widening Project in President’s Budget Proposal

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WASHINGTON, D.C- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) applauded the inclusion of $83.7 million in proposed federal funds to the Norfolk Harbor project in the recently released President’s budget proposal. The proposed project funding was announced after Congressman Wittman, along with the entire Virginia Congressional delegation, authored a letter urging the President to prioritize the Norfolk H...

Wittman Applauds Designation of Tidewater Community College As Center of Excellence

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to the designation of Tidewater Community College (TCC) as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education. “I am glad Tidewater Community College (TCC) received the designation as a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education,” Wittman said...

Wittman, Virginia Delegation Call on Navy to Keep Ships in Norfolk

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Wittman led the Virginia Delegation in sending a letter to Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday, on the necessity of maintaining a robust presence at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. “As the Navy shifts its attention to China and the Pacific, we cannot ignore the need to maintain a strong presence on the East Coast, especially at Norfolk Naval Shipyard,” said Co...