Rob Whittman was announced as the new Co-chair of the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus. The announcement came from Congressman Gene Taylor, another Co-Chair for the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus.
Congressman Wittman was elected on December 11, 2007 during a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the late Jo Ann Davis
The Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus was founded by Congressman Taylor and Congressman Davis in January 2005. The Caucus was intended as a forum for which members of Congress could discuss shipbuilding issues that would impact their districts.
The Caucus currently has 98 members.