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Wittman Reintroduces Legislation to Ensure Congressional Accountability

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) reintroduced two pieces of legislation today as part of his ongoing efforts to increase accountability in Washington: the No Budget, No Pay Act and the Stay on Schedule (S.O.S.) Resolution. “People are sick and tired of government-by-crisis. They want to see Washington at work for them. For far too long, Congress has chosen to fund the government through...

Wittman Opposes Continuing Resolution

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after voting against H.R. 2028, a short-term continuing resolution that would extend government operations through April 28, 2017: “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: continuing resolutions are a bad way for Washington to do business. This bill is the result of broken process and a lack of accountability. O...

Wittman Opposes CR, Pushes for Return to Regular Order

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after House passage of legislation that provides temporary funding for government operations through December 9, 2016: “I have consistently said that continuing resolutions are a lazy and irresponsible way to fund government operations. These short-term, stop-gap funding mechanisms create uncertainty for federal wor...

Continuing Resolutions are a Bad Way to Do Business. Here's Why.

| Posted in Opinion Pieces by Rob

In the age of procrastination and irresponsible spending in Washington, continuing resolutions have become a comfortable fall back for Congress. Instead of buckling down, skipping the archaic breaks, and getting spending bills done in time for measured debate, lawmakers look to last-minute, stop gap measures to fund the federal government. The last time Congress was able to maintain regular operat...

It Can't Wait Until Tomorrow

| Posted in Weekly Updates

Most of us are familiar with the idiom “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” It’s the mantra of the industrious. Want to see progress? Want to find success? Want to reach the next rung on that ladder? Finish the task at hand and move on to the next one. That’s how we get from where we are to where we want to be. Mark Twain had a slightly different play on the phrase. “Never put off...

Wittman Statement on the President's NDAA Veto

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today following the President’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016: “For the first time in this nation’s history, the President has chosen to veto the National Defense Authorization Act over domestic policy differences and deny our military critical funding. This bipartisan legislation gra...

Daily Press: Defense bill needs signature

| Posted in Opinion Pieces by Rob

Last week, Congress fulfilled its constitutional duties by passing the annual defense policy legislation, the National Defense Authorization Act, for fiscal year 2016. The bill simply awaits President Barack Obama's signature to become law and assure our men and women in uniform that they will have the tools and resources they need. Despite strong bipartisan support for the legislation, the presid...

Wittman Supports Passage of NDAA Conference Report

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Wittman Supports Passage of NDAA Conference Report WASHINGTON – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Readiness Subcommittee, supported the passage today of the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation, the final version of the bill that establishes the funding authorizations and priorities ...

Wittman Votes Against Temporary Spending Bill

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Wittman Votes Against Temporary Spending Bill WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after voting against legislation to temporarily fund government operations through December 11, 2015: “As I have said consistently, continuing resolutions are a short-sighted and irresponsible way to fund government operations. Washington’s repeated reliance on these st...