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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Rob Wittman

Virginia flags lowered for Arizona shooting victims

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has ordered U.S. and Virginia flags be flown at half-staff at all local, state and federal buildings in the state in honor of the victim's in Saturday's deadly shooting in Arizona. Flags will remain lowered until sunset Friday pursuant to President Obama's proclamation. "The Governor is deeply saddened by the news coming from Arizona,'' McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin said. "His thoughts and prayers are with the Congresswoman, her staff, the other victims, and all their friends and families." Meanwhile, statements from Virginia officials keep pouring. See below for a sampling:...

By Anita Kumar  | January 10, 2011; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, Brian J. Moran, Eric Cantor, Frank R. Wolf, Mark Warner, Morgan Griffith, Rob Wittman, Robert F. McDonnell, Robert Hurt  
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Va.'s Wittman signs onto bill on Arlington Cemetery accountability

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) has signed on to the U.S. House bill that would require the Army to give an accounting of every grave in Arlington National Cemetery.

By Fredrick Kunkle  | December 8, 2010; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Fredrick Kunkle, Rob Wittman, _National  
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Five questions from Virginia's 2010 election results

It's all (almost) over but the shouting in Virginia, which played host to four competitive congressional contests this cycle and a few more that were worth watching. Now that we've had all of 36 hours to digest the numbers, here are five interesting questions that emerged from the results.

By Ben Pershing  | November 4, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Election 2010, Gerald E. Connolly, Glenn Nye, James P. Moran Jr., Keith Fimian, Morgan Griffith, Pat Herrity, Rick Boucher, Rob Wittman, Robert Hurt, Scott Rigell, Tom Perriello  
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Virginia's top Republicans to help congressional candidates

Virginia's statewide elected officials are making a final push in the days before next week's Congressional vote on behalf of Republican candidates across the state. On Sunday and Monday, Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will fly around the state, rallying support. More details on the tour when they're released. Between now and then, McDonnell will hold a fundraiser with Keith Fimian, challenging U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) in the 11th District. On Tuesday, McDonnell heads to Gretna, Va., to raise dollars on behalf of state Sen. Robert Hurt (R), who is challenging U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (D) in what is considered Virginia's most competitive race. Cuccinelli will be holding a series of fundraisers and rallies with candidates, as well. On Wednesday, he and former governor and senator George Allen headline a fundraiser for Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Morgan Griffith (R), challenging...

By Roz Helderman  | October 25, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Bill Bolling, Election 2010, George F. Allen, Gerald E. Connolly, Glenn Nye, Keith Fimian, Ken Cuccinelli, Morgan Griffith, Rick Boucher, Rob Wittman, Robert F. McDonnell, Robert Hurt, Tom Perriello  
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DOD, Virginia officials to meet about defense cuts

The U.S. Department of Defense has scheduled a Sept. 8 meeting with Virginia's congressional delegation and Gov. Bob McDonnell's office to talk about Defense Secretary Robert Gates's decision to shutter the Joint Forces Command, a military installation employing more than 6,000 in Hampton Roads. The meeting will include officials from the offices of Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, Reps. Glenn Nye, Bobby Scott, Randy Forbes and Rob Wittman, as well as McDonnell's office, according to Webb's office. The initial briefing will allow DOD to clarify its proposal and respond to the many concerns and requests for information that Virginia officials have posed, said Jessica Smith, Webb's spokeswoman. The Senate Committee on Armed Services and a subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold hearings on Gates's decision to close the Joint Forces Command and to cut the Pentagon's military contracting budget by 10 percent a...

By Anita Kumar  | August 27, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Glenn Nye, James Webb, Mark Warner, Rob Wittman, Robert F. McDonnell  
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Bipartisan support for Va. troopers to enforce immigration laws

Three Virginia congressmen, including U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D), are urging Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to grant Gov. Robert McDonnell's request to allow state troopers to act as immigration and customs agents. In a letter to Napolitano dated Wednesday, Republicans Frank Wolf and Rob Wittman and Connolly, who has pushed to fund the so-called 287g program in Congress, wrote of their support: "This proposed partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the Commonwealth of Virginia will improve information sharing, leverage federal and state resources, and above all, contribute to improved public safety." McDonnell has spent months trying to reach an agreement with the federal government to train and deputize troopers to make legal status checks and refer individuals for deportation. The superintendent of the Virginia State Police, the Virginia secretary of public safety and McDonnell's chief of staff have met with federal officials. Last week, McDonnell sent...

By Anita Kumar  | August 18, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Barack Obama, Frank R. Wolf, Gerald E. Connolly, Rob Wittman, Robert F. McDonnell, Timothy M. Kaine  
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Pentagon axes agencies, thousands of jobs, Rosalind S. Helderman , August 9, 2010
A 'cute' controversy in the 1st district, Ben Pershing , July 21, 2010
What can Brown do for Wittman? Raise money., Ben Pershing , July 12, 2010
 
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