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Rob Wittman

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  • Jan. 24 Letters: Rep. Rob Wittman response, cleaner bay, leash law

    Dedicated to Virginians I take my oath of office seriously, and I am honored to serve the hundreds of thousands of Virginians who call the 1st District home. As their representative in Congress, I am always eager to explain to them my votes in Washington...
  • Sen. John McCain's maritime proposal sunk, for now

     Sen. John McCain's maritime proposal sunk, for now
    Sen. John McCain appears to have been stymied — at least for now — in his attempt to repeal a 1920 law that protects U.S. shipping, which will be welcome news to the maritime industry. The Arizona Republican had wanted to repeal a key...
  • Hampton's Langley Air Force Base passed over for support center

    Hampton's Langley Air Force Base passed over for support center
    Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas was chosen over Langley Air Force Base in Hampton to host the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Headquarters (AFIMSC), the Air Force announced Wednesday. While it's a blow to plans that would have...
  • Hampton Roads politicians react to State of the Union

    Hampton Roads' congressional delegation offered mixed responses – along party lines — to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Democrats praised the president's address as expansive and far-reaching, Republicans blamed Obama...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sept. 20 Letters: Watermen, same-sex marriages, Virginia waters, President Obama, SOLs

    I realize that when the governor asks to see the crab numbers move up, that the Virginia Marine Resource Commission and the Natural Resource Department have to respond. After all, they serve at the pleasure of the governor — and they would all...