Combatting illegal immigration

July 11, 2017
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

Kate Steinle became a household name in 2015 after the 32-year old was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco. It was a horrific event that shined light on some serious flaws in our Nation’s immigration system.

The man who killed her, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, was in our country illegally. Making matters worse, he had already been deported five times and had been convicted of seven felonies. He had no business being in the United States.
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Honoring service to our country

July 3, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Rep. Bradley Byrne
U.S. House of Representatives

On July 4th, 1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and officially adopted the Declaration of Independence.

Signing this document was no easy task for the 56 signers. By lending their name to it, they were risking their personal safety, as well as that of their families. A number of the signers would also go on to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
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Putting Americans back to work

June 26, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

You have probably read the stories about how Republicans and Democrats can never get along and how it has caused absolutely nothing to get done in Washington. While that may make a good narrative for the media, it is not accurate.

In fact, just this past week, Congress came together in a bipartisan way to pass bills that will help put the American people back to work.
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A Red Snapper victory

June 20, 2017
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

We recently had a major victory for our area’s Red Snapper fishermen and the coastal communities, which benefit from a longer Red Snapper season.

Last Wednesday, the Federal Department of Commerce announced an emergency extension of the 2017, Red Snapper season for recreational fishermen. As you probably remember, it was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration earlier this year that the Red Snapper season would be just three days, the shortest season ever.
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The House is working for the American People

June 12, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

Last week in Washington, all eyes were on the Senate Intelligence Committee where former FBI Director James Comey was sent to testify. The hearing was a media circus. News outlets used countdown clocks in the lead up to the “big moment.”

Of course it is important to get to the bottom of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. That is why committees in Congress and a special counsel are working diligently to get answers. Unfortunately, many think the issue should be litigated in the media instead of through the proper legal process. We should follow the facts and the law and nothing but the facts and the law.
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Leaving Paris Accord benefits American workers

June 5, 2017
Bradley Byrne

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

“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Those were the words of President Donald Trump during a recent ceremony in the White House Rose Garden to announce he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord.

The United States should have never entered into the agreement in the first place, and I applaud President Trump for getting us out of the rotten deal.
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What Memorial Day really means

May 29, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By US Rep. Bradley Byrne

Ryan Owens was like many other high school students at Illinois Valley Central High School. He was a huge sports fan and an excellent athlete who played on different teams throughout his childhood.

Unlike other high school students, Ryan did not spend his time preparing for college or the workforce. Instead, he dreamed of something bigger than that. He dreamed of becoming a Navy SEAL. As one of Ryan’s high school friends put it, “He always talked about the greatest thing he could do was serve his country.”

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Police Week About Honoring Law Enforcement

May 22, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Rep. Bradley Byrne
U.S. House Representative

Last week, we celebrated National Police Week with events in the nation’s capital and in communities right here in Southwest Alabama. These ceremonies served as an opportunity to say “thank you” to those who help keep us safe.

During one ceremony in front of the United States Capitol, President Donald Trump proudly proclaimed that “patriotic Americans of all backgrounds truly support and love our police.”
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Big Breakthrough on Repealing Obamacare

May 8, 2017
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is failing the American people by driving up costs and limiting options for families. President Trump and the Republican controlled Congress have pledged to make repealing and replacing Obamacare a top priority.

Well, we had a major breakthrough last week when the House passed the American Health Care Act. I voted in support of this Legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system that gets the Federal government out of the way.
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The First 100 Days

May 1, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

We are now over 100 days into the Trump Presidency and this era of unified Republican government. Despite what some in the mainstream media may say, a lot has been accomplished.

In fact, more bills have been signed into law by President Trump in his First 100 Days than any President since Harry Truman. Many of these bills have focused on rolling back costly and unnecessary government regulations. All told, cutting these regulations is estimated to save around $18 billion a year.
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