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Wittman Votes for Streamlined Appeals Process and Harsher Penalties for Misconduct at the VA

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) today supported House passage of H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016. This legislation would target misconduct and bolster accountability at all levels by expanding authorities granted to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Secretary would be authorized to reduce the pension of any …

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Wittman Named to NDAA Conference Committee

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee, has been named to the congressional conference committee that will resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “The men and women in our armed services have always been willing to do more with …

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Wittman Statement on President’s New Afghanistan Troop Cap

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, released the following statement in response to the President’s announcement about new troop levels in Afghanistan: “The President’s new troop cap reveals either a lack of understanding or a lack of concern about our mission in Afghanistan. Budget constraints and critical …

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Wittman Receives “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” Award

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) has been selected to receive the Healthcare Leadership Council’s “Champion of Healthcare Innovation Award” in recognition of his support of patient-centered healthcare. The Healthcare Leadership Council is an association of executives from various professions within the medical field that work to create a more efficient and effective healthcare system to …

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Wittman Supports Full Committee Passage of Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Authorization Bill

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness, today applauded the House Armed Services Committee’s passage of H.R. 4909, the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The defense bill incorporates legislative language that was considered before the Readiness Subcommittee and includes $5 billion in additional funds for ship and aircraft …

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Wittman: We Stand With Brussels

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement in response to yesterday’s coordinated terrorist attacks in Belgium:  “Atrocities like those in Brussels have become too commonplace. ISIS is hitting harder and closer to home with each act of terror. Their goal is to create chaos in the name of jihad. Democracy demands that we …

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Wittman Opposes Last Minute Budget Deal

Provided by Congressman Rob Wittman’s Office Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) voted today against final approval of The Bipartisan Budget Agreement Act, H.R. 1314. This deal, negotiated behind closed doors, would lift the debt ceiling until March 2017 and adjust spending caps for two years by $80 billion with an increase of $50 billion in the first year and $30 billion …

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