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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01)

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  • Wittman hosts inaugural meeting of his First District Unity in Diversity Council
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors, Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    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 in anguish as we mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others wh… Read more

  • Wittman Statement on USS Theodore Roosevelt Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman Rob Wittman, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released this statement on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71): “As the Department of the Defense moves forward with a deeper review of events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), we cannot lose sight of the current health of our sailors and what they continue to need as we respond to this pandemic. “There are over 800 con… Read more

  • Virginia Delegation Urges Navy to Support Shipbuilding
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, and Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), Ben Cline (R-VA), Elaine Luria (D-VA), Denver Riggleman (R-VA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Navy James Guerts expressing strong support for the shipbuilding and ship maintenance industrial base. “We believe that the privat… Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Resignation of Acting Secretary of the Navy Modly
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released this statement on Acting Secretary of the Navy Modly’s resignation: “After Acting Secretary Modly’s recent actions, I support Secretary Esper’s decision to accept his resignation. I believe that this move is critical to making our Navy whole again and getting back on track to address this unique readiness situation during these challenging… Read more

  • Wittman Opening Statement: SPF Hearing on Navy FY21 Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces (SPF), made the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at the SPF Hearing titled: Department of the Navy Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces: “I want to thank Chairman Courtney for yielding and thank our three witnesses for testifying today. “The administration has been consistent with their drive to expand the capa… Read more

  • Wittman Opening Statement: SPF/RDY Joint Hearing on Naval Readiness
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces (SPF), made the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at the Joint Seapower and Projection Forces and Readiness Subcommittee hearing today titled: Update on Navy and Marine Corps Readiness in the Pacific in the Aftermath of Recent Mishaps: “I want to thank Chairman Courtney for yielding and having an enduring interest in our naval force’s readin… Read more

  • Wittman Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Environment, Reforming Congress

    Wittman Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following President Trump’s third State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Trump outlined a strong, visionary path forward for America that builds upon the successes of the last three years. Since the president took office, we have had unparalleled accomplishments: landmark tax reform, record job numbers, and unprecedented investments in our nation’s milit… Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Iran
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released this statement on Iran: “Last week, President Trump took action to eliminate a brutal terrorist and protect the American people. Make no mistake, Qasem Soleimani was a known enemy of the United States who believed himself and his heinous deeds beyond reproach–this is no longer the case. I agree with President Trump, additional sanctions are necessary to ensure Iran does not … Read more

  • Wittman’s Weekly: A Week of Wins
    Posted in Weekly Updates on December 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees, Environment

    As your representative in Congress, I am committed to getting real results for the First District. This fall, House Democratic Leadership has been laser focused on one thing: impeachment. As a result, legislative activity has slowed to a crawl. However, I want you to know this week – due to my dedication to reaching across the aisle – we were able to accomplish great things for Virginia. After months of negotiation, I was proud to sign a bipartisan conference report for the FY20 National Defense… Read more

  • Wittman Signs FY20 NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and conferee on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20 NDAA), released this statement on the conference report. “After months of negotiation, I am proud to sign a bipartisan conference report today. A bill that started with unreasonable, partisan riders, is now a piece of legislation that I believe does right by our men and women in unifo… Read more

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