Tag Archives: Rob Wittman

2 Congressmen Propose Bill on Special Emergency Reimbursement for Contractors

Capitol Hill

Reps. Anthony Brown, D-Md., and Rob Wittman, R-Va., have introduced legislation that would authorize the Department of Defense (DOD) to reimburse contractors if a disaster prevents them from performing on-site work. The Just In Case Act would give the defense secretary authority to use discretion in making special emergency reimbursements. 

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Bipartisan Bill Would Allocate $25B for Public & Private Shipyard Modernization Projects

Ship Sustainment

A bipartisan group of seven House and Senate lawmakers proposed a bill allowing $21 billion for projects to revitalize four U.S. Navy shipyards and another $4 billion for the modernization of private facilities used to build or repair military ships. SHIPYARD Act would also give the Navy secretary more flexibility to award contracts under the Defense Production Act. 

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House Lawmakers Call for Greater Scrutiny of Requests for Forces Within DOD

Pentagon

House lawmakers have asked the Department of Defense (DOD) to reevaluate how it deploys military forces worldwide amid the increase in the approval of additional requests for forces by combatant commands. Reps. Rob Wittman, R-Va., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Michael Turner, R-Ohio, and Jackie Speier (D-Calif., were among the signatories of the letter addressed to Gen. Austin and Hicks.

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House OKs Resolutions to Condemn Stopgap Funding Measures

The House on Tuesday passed three resolutions that seek to advance stable military funding by condemning the use of continuing resolutions that serve as stop-gap funding measures if Congress fails to approve appropriations bills prior to the start of another fiscal year in October, Defense News reported Tuesday. House Armed …

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House Lawmakers Introduce Federal Breach Response Bill

A bipartisan group of three House lawmakers has introduced a bill that would establish an interagency working group to assist federal employees who have experienced data breaches and other cyber attacks, Nextgov reported Thursday. The Cyber VICTIM Act would assign a cyber victim response coordinator to lead the working group and submit …

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GOP Lawmakers to Propose Bill for 355-Ship Navy Buildup

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Virginia) are scheduled Thursday to introduce a bill that seeks to grow the U.S. Navy‘s fleet to 355 ships, Defense News reported Wednesday. A draft bill obtained by Defense News states that the fleet buildup should be implemented “as soon as practicable.” Wittman, …

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House GOP Urges Trump to Clarify Federal Hiring Freeze Memo

A group of 19 House Republican members has called on President Donald Trump to clarify his presidential memorandum that imposes a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. The lawmakers said in letter published Wednesday the implementation of the federal job freeze “negatively” affected Defense Department acquisition personnel who negotiate national security-related contracts. They added …

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