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Wittman Appointed to House Natural Resources Committee, Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee and Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced his appointment to the House Natural Resources Committee for the 118th Congress. Congressman Wittman will serve on both the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee as well as the Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee. Following this announcement, Congressman Wittman stated:

“I am honored to serve once again on the House Natural Resources Committee for the 118th Congress along with Chairman Westerman. I am especially thrilled to be serving on two critical subcommittees – the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee and the Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee - the work on these subcommittees will directly impact Virginia’s First Congressional District.

“America – particularly Virginia – is home to an incredible abundance of natural resources which we have a responsibility to steward properly future generations. This Congress, we can start rolling-back the administration’s roadblocks to domestic energy development. The American energy industry creates jobs, lowers the cost of gas and electricity for hard-working families, and advances American interests on the world stage. 

“As a lifelong outdoorsman and conservationist, a cleaner, safer, and healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed will remain a top priority for me. I look forward to getting to work this Congress with my colleagues to unleash America’s economic and energy potential, and I thank Chairman Westerman for his leadership.” 

As a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Congressman Wittman brings his professional expertise in water quality, fisheries, and other natural resource issues. He is a champion of the Chesapeake Bay -- for its environmental and economic attributes -- and has introduced legislation that will increase the accountability and effectiveness of cleaning up the Bay. He serves as co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus, which brings Bay issues into focus for Members of Congress.

Prior to his election to Congress, Congressman Wittman spent 26 years working in state government, most recently as Field Director for the Virginia Health Department's Division of Shellfish Sanitation. Earlier, he worked for many years as an environmental health specialist for local health departments in Virginia's Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula regions.