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Rob Wittman

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  • Funding new submarines outside the Navy?

    Funding new submarines outside the Navy?
    Newport News Shipbuilding has a stake in a new and potentially divisive method for funding a future class of submarine, a project considered the Navy's top priority. At issue is how to replace the aging fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines,...
  • Virginia Politics: A Shad Plank lookahead to 2015

     Virginia Politics: A Shad Plank lookahead to 2015
    That was some roller coaster in politics, 2014 was. A sure-bet Senate election turned squeaker. A dance on the edge of a fiscal cliff over the state budget. A special session on the Medicaid expansion standoff that ended up … a standoff. Then...
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation report gives bay a D+ for health

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation report gives bay a D+ for health
    The overall health of the Chesapeake Bay is improving, but runoff from farm and urban areas continues to be a trouble spot in ongoing restoration efforts, according to a new report from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. In Virginia, especially, the CBF...
  • Rigell votes against Boehner speakership

    U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell was one of 25 Republicans to vote against Speaker of the House John Boehner today. Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, sent out a statement about his vote: "Under (Boehner's) leadership, the House has reduced overall discretionary...
  • Wittman: write a budget or no pay; appropriate money or no vacation!

    If he and his colleagues can't write a budget, Rep. Rob Wittman says, then they shouldn't get paid. He's introduced legislation that would block members of the House and Senate from getting their paychecks if they don't pass a budget by April 15. On...
  • Why we endorse

    Virginia voters head to the polls in two weeks and, in the coming days, the Daily Press Editorial Board will offer its endorsements in the races citizens will see on the ballot this year. Those include three contested races for U.S. House, one for U.S....
  • Tribes deserve recognition

    Millions of children know the story of Pocahontas. They know that, thanks to the help of the Powhatan tribe, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas survived when others had failed. As Virginians, we know Indian tribes have played an...
  • Wittman's bay accountability bill passes House, heads to president

    Wittman's bay accountability bill passes House, heads to president
    It's been a long road for a former state shellfish sanitation director-turned-congressman, but Rep. Rob Wittman's six-year effort to turn a more sharply focused eye on Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts is finally headed to President Barack Obama's desk....
  • They call it "CROmnibus" -- and it gets mixed reviews from Hampton Roads legislators

    It sounds like one of those mechanical monsters from a not-very-good kids’ movie, and CROmnibus (the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015) got mixed reviews from Hampton Roads’ Congressional delegation....
  • $1.1 trillion federal spending bill advances over opposition

    The $1.1 trillion spending bill that survived a nail-biting vote in the House on Thursday night has several important provisions for the Hampton Roads defense community. But that vote was close for a reason: Both Republicans and Democrats object to...
  • Virginia delegation ask for cyber operations squadron at Langley

    In a letter released Monday, several members of the Virginia delegation — most from Hampton Roads — asked the director of the Air National Guard to establish a cyberoperations squadron at Langley Air Force Base. The letter was signed by U.S....