The Voice for the Voiceless

February 3, 2014

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

One of the greatest joys I have been privileged to experience in my lifetime is the miracle of birth. As the parents of four wonderful children, Rebecca and I have been blessed to watch our children grow and mature into talented and unique individuals. More than anything, this has reinforced my strong belief that every life is truly precious. However, I also believe that if we do not take action in this country to create a culture of life it will have dire consequences, fraying the moral fabric that has sustained us for generations.
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Littoral Combat Ship the Future of the United States Navy

January 27, 2014
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne

Recently, reports began surfacing of the possibility that the United States Navy could cut its order of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) by 20 vessels. These ships, built in part by Austal USA right here at home in South Alabama, represent over 4,000 jobs in our community and huge investments in capital. A cut in this order would affect the livelihood of thousands of South Alabama families at a time when many are still struggling.
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Vote Yes on Forever Wild: The Conservative Choice

November 2, 2012
Bradley Byrne

By U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (A-1)

Over the years, Alabamians have been given the opportunity to vote on monetary issues that significantly affect our state’s future.

In 1982, the people of Alabama voted to save royalty money received from natural gas companies drilling in state waters to form the Alabama Trust Fund which now holds $2.5 billion in principal and produces income from investments.

In 1992, 84% of Alabamians approved a constitutional amendment that created the Forever Wild Land Trust, which provides public outdoor recreational opportunities and protects Alabama’s rich ecological diversity all across the state. Forever Wild has set aside over 227,000 acres of land that serve as recreation areas, nature preserves, state parks, and Wildlife Management Areas.
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Bradley Byrne on Reform

December 16, 2011

By Bradley Byrne

Moments of transition are also moments of opportunity. As Alabama transitions from the old political system which passed away in the 2010 elections, to whatever the new system proves to be, reformers have an opportunity unlike any other in decades.
The post-election Special Session of December 2010 was breathtaking, both in what it accomplished substantively in ethics reform and in its graphic demonstration that the old Alabama political order was over. In less than ten days, the new Alabama Legislature broke the log jam of ethics reform bills and tightened the ethics code, banned pass through pork and PAC-to-PAC transfers, required ethics training for all public officials and employees, gave our Ethics Commission real enforcement power, and put an end to the practice of double dipping.
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