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Rob Wittman

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  • Huntington Ingalls hopes for additional funding

    Huntington Ingalls hopes for additional funding
    Huntington Ingalls Industries recently received good news for its Newport News Shipbuilding division: The refueling of an aircraft carrier, a job worth billions of dollars and once in danger, now seems on course. Now comes HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding...
  • Gloucester resident honored for heroism

    Mike Hedrick said he really didn’t have time to think about anything else when he rushed to help a woman escape the flames of her truck that had rolled over on Route 606 in Ark on June 25. “It was just something I had to do,” Hedrick...
  • Hampton Roads lawmakers aim to protect Langley Air Force Base

    Hampton Roads lawmakers aim to protect Langley Air Force Base
    The region's four U.S. representatives had breakfast with local officials Friday to discuss a topic that's crucial to the area's economy — how best to defend Langley Air Force Base in a time of military budget cuts and uncertainty. Langley...
  • Key Republican visits Newport News shipyard

    — Rep. Mac Thornberry hails from Texas, where they say everything is bigger. But even he was impressed after a visit to Newport News Shipbuilding and an up-close look at aircraft carrier and submarine construction. "It is incredibly impressive,"...
  • Air Force bypasses Langley for temporary support center

    When the Air Force announced it would eliminate 742 positions at Langley Air Force Base, members of Congress in Virginia launched a counter-offensive. The Langley cuts are part of a larger plan that will create jobs elsewhere — exactly where is the...
  • Proposed Army National Guard cuts prompt concern

    With all the attention paid to aircraft carriers and submarines, one proposed defense budget cut might be flying under the radar here in Hampton Roads. We're talking about the Army National Guard. The Defense Department is proposing to cut the Guard's...
  • Wittman: We still need answers on Benghazi

    Local U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman applauded today for Speaker of the House John Boehner's plan to open a new line of inquiry into the deadly September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. “Four families suffered a great loss as their...
  • Stunner in the 7th: Cantor goes down

    Stunner in the 7th: Cantor goes down
    Here are your vote totals for Dave Brat's stunning upset tonight over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. You'll find a county-by-county map of results here. Statements are rolling in, and since I'm sure we won't have room for all of them, I'll post...
  • Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms

    Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms
    Showing rare bipartisan spirit, Congress is advancing legislation to address veterans' health care in the wake of Monday's report that highlighted problems in Virginia and around the country. In the House on Tuesday, members voted 421-0 to allow...
  • Wittman: cost versus benefit for carbon rules

    U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman is an environmental scientist by trade, and he said Monday that he has a lot of concerns about the risk/reward equation inherent in the Obama administrations' proposed new carbon rules. Wittman, a Republican who represents parts of...
  • USS Monitor Conservation Lab to close from funding woes

    Conservators at The Mariners' Museum were preparing to shut down a 5,000-square-foot treatment lab and stop work on the historic gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor Thursday following the expiration of an agreement with the National Oceanic...