US Rep. Byrne on budget passage: “The House has now done our job”

September 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, said that, “The House has now done our job,” after voting in the favor of HR3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. The bill, along with the 11 other Senate funding bills, provides funding for the federal government for Fiscal Year 2018.

“The House has now done our job and passed all twelve of the government funding bills before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th,” Bryne, who represents Alabama’s 1st Congressional District, said. “This funding bill reflects the will of the House and makes tough choices regarding funding priorities. From increasing funding for our military to boosting border security to cutting wasteful programs to strengthening life-saving medical research, this bill prioritizes spending to reflect national priorities. While we have finished our work in the House, the Senate has yet to pass a single government funding bill.

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Moore addresses Etowah County Republicans

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 19, 2017, Senate Candidate Roy Moore (R) was in Rainbow City for a breakfast meeting with the Etowah County Republican Party.  A packed crowd was on hand to hear from the Etowah County native following his first place finish in the August 15 Republican Senate special election primary.

Judge Moore told his fellow Etowah County Republicans, “This is home.  This is where I was born and reared and where I will die.”

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Cutting through the noise

July 31, 2017
Bradley Byrne

US Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

There has been a lot of noise coming out of Washington and in the national news media. If you listen to all the noise, you would think the only thing happening in our nation’s capital is staffing drama at the White House and an ongoing Russia investigation.

Those topics consume the national headlines day in and day out. Sadly, that narrative does not match the reality of what is happening in the House of Representatives. In fact, we are getting our work done and following through on our promises.
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Congressman Lamar Smith endorses Brooks for Senate

July 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 21, 2017, US Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) endorsed Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) for United States Senate.  Congressman Smith has known Congressman Brooks since 2010, and the two have worked closely as members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and as staunch opponents of illegal immigration.

Congressman Smith said, “I have known Congressman Mo Brooks since he was elected in 2010. Congressman Brooks is smart, honest and conservative. That is a powerful combination. Congressman Mo Brooks is a straight shooter. When he gives his word, you can bank on it. Congressman Mo Brooks’ ethics are above reproach. He puts America’s interests above his own.”
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Byrne, Roby, Brooks vote to strengthen Immigration laws

July 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 29, 2017, US Representatives: Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose), Martha Roby (R-Montgomery), and Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) voted in support of two bills that sponsors say are intended to strengthen our Nation’s immigration laws and fight back against illegal immigration. Both Kate’s Law, HR3004, and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, HR3003, passed the House last week.

Congressman Byrne said in a statement, “I am committed to working with President Trump to secure the border and combat illegal immigration. By passing these two important bills, we are sending a clear message that the safety and security of the American people comes first.
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Strange is a “No”on the short-term spending bill

May 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, May 4, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R) voted against the Omnibus short term spending package because he says that the measure, “falls short of advancing Alabama’s priorities.”

Sen. Strange said in a statement, “Certain aspects of the omnibus package are a step in the right direction after eight years of failed policy, but in too many ways, it falls short on the commonsense, conservative principles the people of Alabama and I hold dear. I look forward to working with President Trump and my colleagues in Congress to develop a long-term solution that fulfills the promises that matter most to Alabamians.”
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Brooks wants El Chapo to pay for border wall

April 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 27, 2017, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) filed House companion legislation for the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act, HR2186. This legislation was recently introduced in the Senate by US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The EL CHAPO Act would use approximately $14 billion of the fortune belonging to famed Mexican drug lord, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera “El Chapo” to pay for President Trump’s controversial border wall plan.
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The Hill says Sessions can have his pick of cabinet jobs

November 16, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, The Hill’s Jonathan Swan and Peter Schroeder are reporting that a source claims that US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) will get whatever post he wants inside the new administration. They are reporting that Sen. Sessions has expressed interest in the work of three agencies: Defense, Justice and Homeland Security.

Sessions was the first Senator to endorse the New York City billionaire and reality TV star to be the next President of the United States. Sen. Sessions transitioned two of his senior staffers, Stephen Miller and Rick Dearborn, into positions inside Donald J. Trump’s campaign.
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Reaction to Presidential Debate

October 21, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, presidential candidates Donald J. Trump and Hillary R. Clinton debated for the last time before the November 8 General Election. A number of state leaders commented on social media about the debate and coming election.

US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) told Fox News afterwards that Hillary Clinton had a “radical view” of immigration and open borders will make matters even worse if she is elected as president. Sen. Sessions said, “She says nobody should be deported unless they are convicted of a violent crime or terrorism.”
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Why I Strongly Support Trump

October 17, 2016

By Frances Taylor
President, Alabama Federation of Republican Women

As we race toward the conclusion of this presidential race, I am often asked my opinion of Donald Trump, especially in light of the revelation of a private conversation and the attacks from the left.

It is easy for me to discuss why I so strongly support him and his vision for a brighter future for America. His plan for America entails several key components that directly affect the prosperity and well-being of its citizens:
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