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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...

Washington Update: Runaway Spending

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Friend - When Democrats decided to push through their “COVID” relief package earlier this year without any outreach to or support of Republicans, we warned them about the cost of risking our fiscal stability and making it harder for our economy to recover from COVID. Moreover, economists across the political spectrum warned President Biden about the very real threat that inflation caused by his re...

Washington Update: The War on Words

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Friend, Over two weeks have passed since President Biden delivered a Joint Address to Congress, marking the culmination of his first 100 days as President. Throughout those first 100 days and since, it has become clear that the Biden Administration and their Democratic allies in Congress found a new strategy that has come to define President Biden’s time in office. Whenever the Administration intr...

STATEMENT: Wittman on April’s Jobs Report

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to last month’s jobs report: “Joe Biden just told us that America is on the move again. But based on April’s Jobs Report, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Despite every expectation to the contrary, there was little change to unemployment. Our current economic stagnation shouldn’t come as a surpr...

STATEMENT: WITTMAN ON AMERICAN FAMILIES PLAN

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s announcement of the American Families Plan: “If we know one thing about how the Biden Administration operates, we know they latch onto a popular word, words such as “rescue” or “infrastructure,” and then use that word to push through unrelated spending. With only 9% of the American Rescue Plan ha...

Washington Update: Virginia's Infrastructure Priorities

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Washington Update: Virginia's Infrastructure Priorities From the Desk of Rob Wittman Friend, Virginia’s First Congressional District is home to some of the nation’s most unique transportation challenges. To unlock Virginia’s economic potential, we must solve these challenges through a combined federal, state, and local government effort. And just as importantly, these efforts must be sound and ta...

Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce

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Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce From the Desk of Rob Wittman Friend, It has been 40 years since President Ronald Reagan declared in his first inaugural address that ‘government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.’ Those words are just as true today. Last week, President Biden unveiled his proposed infrastructure package. Republicans and even a few ...

WITTMAN OPENING STATEMENT: House Budget Committee Members’ Day Hearing

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As prepared for delivery. In order to craft a responsible budget plan that addresses the needs of the United States, Congress must make the difficult, but essential, decisions about spending and challenging head-on the fiscal threats we face. Our repeated failure to control federal spending and address our mounting debt truly is the greatest long-term danger to this nation. Congress should fulfill...

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...