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Fiscal Responsibility

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...

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...

Wittman to Pelosi: Stay in town, work for Americans

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WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to keep the House in-session through August to complete critical legislative items, especially in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the current COVID-19 pandemic,” Wittman wrote, “Many Americans are struggling to make ends meet and are facing significant uncertainty abo...

Wittman Statement on H.R. 7120

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WASHINGTON - Congressman Wittman released the following statement after voting against the Democrat’s partisan police reform bill - H.R. 7120: “We know if things need to get done, they need to be done in a bipartisan way with input and buy-in from both sides. That’s how we were able to get things done in response to the Coronavirus. The Democrats know this and yet they refused to work with Republi...

Wittman supports JUSTICE Act solutions

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today cosponsored the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. The JUSTICE Act is the House companion bill to legislation introduced by Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. “The JUSTICE Act proposes real policing reforms to increase transparency, accountability, and performance of our nation’s law enforcement agenc...

Wittman hosts inaugural meeting of his First District Unity in Diversity Council

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted the first meeting of his First District Unity in Diversity Council in Fredericksburg on Friday, June 12th. The goal of the First District Unity in Diversity Council is to provide Congressman Wittman with advice and counsel in bringing greater equality, equity, and opportunity to the First District, the Commonwealth, and the nation. “Our nation is...

Wittman: “We Must Come Together as a Nation”

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today issued the following statement on the ongoing nationwide protests and riots surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery: “Right now, our nation is in anguish as we mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others who have died tragically and needlessly. The failures of the system designe...

Wittman Joins Lawsuit Against Proxy Voting

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today joined the lawsuit being filed in D.C. Federal District Court challenging the constitutionality of H. RES 965, the House Democrat plan to vote by proxy. “Two weeks ago, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats voted to break over 230 years of precedent by allowing Members of Congress to vote by proxy on the House floor,” Wittman said. “Members are now n...