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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...

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...

Statement of Congressman Rob Wittman on Voting Against the Not-So-Mini-bus Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to the Democratic Majority’s passage of a seven bill minibus package. “As Speaker Pelosi previously said, ‘Show me your budget, show me your values.’ And President Biden told us for years, ‘don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.’ “If we take them at th...

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, 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...

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 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...

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 Reintroduces Legislation to Ensure Congressional Accountability

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) reintroduced three pieces of legislation as part of his ongoing efforts to increase accountability in Washington: the No Budget, No Pay Act, the Inaction Has Consequences Act, and the Stay on Schedule (S.O.S.) Resolution. The No Budget, No Pay Act would prohibit members of the House or Senate from receiving pay if their respective chamber does not pass a...