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Wittman Leads House Companion Bill to Establish Special IG For Ukraine Aid

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee, along with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced legislation to establish a Special Inspector General to oversee the humanitarian, economic, and security assistance funding that the U.S. Congress had provided to Ukraine to ensure the funds are appropria...

Rob Wittman Column: We must unleash American energy independence

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Rob Wittman column: We must unleash American energy independence To read this online in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Click Here. One consistent message I hear from constituents throughout Virginia’s 1st Congressional District and folks throughout the entire commonwealth is American families are feeling the pain of soaring inflation and skyrocketing energy costs in a very real way. This year, avera...

Wittman: We Must Stop Budgeting by Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting against the passage of today’s Continuing Resolution: “Doing something repeatedly that results in the same failures and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity. For far too long, Congress has used Continuing Resolutions as a complete abandonment of budgeting responsibly as Wa...

Wittman's Weekly: We Must Hold Members of Congress Accountable

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Friend, Our nation’s debt is out of control – today, it stands at more than $29 Trillion. For years, Congress has failed to address our nation’s spending problem, making it much harder to solve the problems of our country’s crippling debt. Without immediate change, the problems of today will only be passed onto our children and grandchildren. We need to know where our money is going and work throu...

Wittman's Weekly: 2022 Priorities

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Friend, As we start the new year, I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together. Representing my constituents in Virginia’s First District is my number one priority and a distinct honor. Last year was no doubt a year filled with challenges, but even in the face of hardships, folks in Virginia’s First District consistently proved resilient. As your Representative in Congress, espec...

Wittman Votes Against the Democrats’ Radical Tax and Spending Spree

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after voting against the Democrats’ Socialist Tax and Spending Spree; otherwise known as the Build Back Better Act. “This massive tax and spending bill is anything but ‘Building Back Better.’ It is an attempt by Speaker Pelosi to ram through the most radical far-left piece of legislation ever. I refuse to support the...

Wittman Urges Leadership to Prioritize Passage of NDAA, Government Funding

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to drop the misguided attempt to advance the largest tax and spend bill in American history, and to instead accomplish the most basic of Congressional responsibilities: funding the government and providing for our national defense. As it stands, Congress is currently scheduled to be in sessio...

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...