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Wittman Supports On-Time Funding Bills

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement following his vote in favor of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act: “We have done it. For the first time since 2009 the House has passed all twelve appropriations bills through regular order. With over 340 amendments from both Republicans and Democrats, …

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Connolly – Walorski Introduce the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act

Provided by Congressman Gerald E. Connelly’s Office Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) and Jackie R. Walorski (R-IN) have introduced the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure federal firefighters are eligible for the same full and fair retirement benefits as their state and local counterparts. Every day, more than 15,000 federal firefighters put their lives at risk to …

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House Passes Appropriations Bill With Rep. Comstock HIDTA Increase

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after her High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) amendment No. 217 which will increase funding for the HIDTA Program by $5 million in the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.  Total HIDTA funding will be $278 million in FY18: “Much of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District …

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House Passes Bill to Combat Gang Violence

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office The House of Representatives passed by a bipartisan vote of 233-175 the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697). This bill, introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Congressman Peter King (R-N.Y.), Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) combats gang violence by criminal …

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Rep. Comstock On Passage of the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the House passed by voice vote, H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, legislation which she cosponsored: “I am pleased to support the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act which passed by a wide bipartisan margin tonight.  The legislation will create a first of its kind national …

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Human Rights Offers Online Assessment Form

Provided by Prince William County Until recently, people who wanted to fill out a human or civil rights complaint had to go to the Ferlazzo Building in Woodbridge. Now, there’s an online form that goes directly to the Prince William County Human Rights Commission, an agency that investigates human and civil rights complaints. The commission deals with complaints in the …

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Wittman Votes No on Short-Term CR

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement after voting “no” on H.R. 601 – the Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations, and Flood Insurance Package: “Eight years of passing continuing resolutions to fund government is no way to run any enterprise. Just yesterday in a hearing with military leaders on ship collisions …

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Bill Introduced to Combat Gang Violence and Enhance Public Safety

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Congressman Peter King (R-N.Y.), Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today introduced the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697) to combat gang violence by criminal aliens and enhance public safety. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has found …

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Wittman Statement Following Hearing on Navy Collisions

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement after co-chairing the joint Readiness and Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee hearing today on the underlying problems associated with the collisions of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain:    “Today’s hearing allowed Congress and the American people to hear directly from Navy leadership regarding …

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Wittman Statement on DACA Program

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) issued the following statement following the Trump administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “Congress, not the executive branch, should be writing the laws of our nation. President Obama’s DACA program, was a clear example of executive overreach. President Trump’s announcement is trying to right …

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