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Wittman Named to Energy, Fisheries Subcommittees

Press Release

Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) today announced his subcommittee appointments for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources. Today, Wittman received a new appointment to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, and will again serve on the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans and Insular Affairs.

"With these assignments, I look forward to working on issues critical to Virginia and to this nation," Wittman said. "Two of my top priorities, restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and American energy development will remain at the forefront of my agenda during this session of Congress. Virginia has the potential to be a leader in American energy production, while also creating much-needed jobs for folks across our local communities. I am grateful for the opportunity to work closely with the committee on these and other pressing issues."

Not only during his time in Congress, but previously for over two decades working for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Wittman has served with an unwavering drive to conserve and protect the many natural areas that make up so much of America's First District. As the representative of a region that includes the resource-rich Chesapeake Bay, Wittman works to promote policies that support the responsible use and conservation of natural resources for enjoyment and use by future generations. Wittman has also proven a staunch advocate for American energy exploration in Virginia, supporting multiple pieces of congressional legislation to open up domestic resources.

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources oversees American energy production and mining on federal lands, both onshore and offshore. For more about the subcommittee's jurisdiction, click here.

The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans and Insular Affairs is responsible for all issues pertaining to wildlife resources, fisheries, oceanography, and insular areas. For more about the subcommittee's jurisdiction, click here.

Congressman Rob Wittman represents the First District of Virginia.

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