Chairwoman Granger tours Montgomery military installations

July 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, July 23, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) hosted Defense Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-Texas) in Montgomery for a tour of area military installations.  The two powerful Republican Congresswomen toured Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base and the 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field, where Roby was eager “show off” the storied Alabama Air National Guard unit as it competes to land the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter mission.
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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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Palmer votes to pass 2018 Fiscal Year Budget in committee

July 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the House Budget Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) voted in favor of the budget in Committee while admitting it was far from perfect.

Congressman Palmer said, “The budget passed by the House Budget Committee is far from perfect, but it begins to address the nation’s financial crisis.  I voted in favor of advancing the budget for a few reasons. According to GAO, the government made more than $140 billion in improper payments in 2016 alone. With this budget, we will save over $700 billion through common sense, stopping improper payments. The budget provides the Department of Defense robust funding to be used for troop training, equipment, and improved readiness in the wake of unprecedented national security threats. The Department of Homeland Security will also be fully funded allowing us to protect our borders and keep America safe from outside threats. While there are more steps and additions necessary to improve this budget and our country’s fiscal health, we have taken the first step to building a better America and a better economy for future generations.”
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Brooks, Moore, Pittman attend candidate forum in Northport

July 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 17, 2017, three challengers to US Senator Luther Strange debated at Billy’s Grill in Northport before a full crowd of 150. Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R), Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and state Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) all participated in the forum. The forum was co-sponsored by BamaCarry and the Alabama Republican Assembly.

Sen. Trip Pittman said, “I am a businessman.  I have a tractor and equipment business in Baldwin County.  My Grandfather, JD Pittman, had a tractor business here in the 50s.”
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Roby tells Senators to get to work

July 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Alabama) reacted to the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare and chastised the Senate, saying that despite differing opinions and solutions, the Senate needs to come together to deliver results for the American people.

Congresswoman Roby said in her videotaped message, “I am very disappointed to hear about the breakdown in the Senate over the health care bill, but I was pleased to hear the President is encouraging the Senate to stay and get their work done.  The House has done its job, and now it is time for the Senate to roll up their sleeves and get to work.”
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Rebuilding, reforming, and repairing our military

July 18, 2017

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

There is no greater responsibility of the Federal government than to provide for the safety and security of the American people. I have found myself making this point over and over again throughout my short time in Congress.

With the wide range of issues under debate here in Washington, some of my colleagues seem to forget that our most basic responsibility as outlined in the Constitution is to “provide for the common defense” of the American people.
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Brinson to announce new jobs for Florence-area workers

July 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 13, 2017, US Senate Candidate Dr. Randy Brinson (R) will be hold a press conference to announce jobs and local economic development in the northwest Alabama area.

Brinson, will be speaking about the success of his recent African trade mission and the significant benefits it will bring to Alabama’s farmers, agribusiness, construction, shipping and related industries. Florence based ThermaSave Building Industries will be announcing contracts to provide construction materials to the Republic of Zambia. The Brinson campaign says that this has the potential to create significant economic growth in the Florence area along with job growth.
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Brinson says Brooks’ trying to manipulate Christian voters

July 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Republican US Senate candidate Dr. Randy Brinson said that US Representative Mo Brooks’ (R-Huntsville) latest campaign commercial is a ploy to make voters believe his candidacy is supported by President Trump.

Dr. Brinson said in a statement, “This is just another example of Mo Brooks saying what he thinks will get him elected. In February, 2016, he went on MSNBC the day before the Super Tuesday primaries and said ‘a lot of people who have supported Donald Trump, they are going to regret having done so, because you’re going to find that on a significant number of those issues (including border security), Donald Trump is not going to do what people think he’s going to do.’ Mo Brooks then went on to call the President a ‘serial adulterer’ and said ‘I don’t support people who support adultery.’”
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Democrats continue to target Martha Roby

July 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, July 11, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released yet another attack on US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) whom they have identified as potentially vulnerable in the 2018 election. This time the comments regard Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner (Trump’s son-in-law and trusted adviser) and then-Trump Campaign manager Paul Manafort’s meeting with a Russian attorney who was connected to the Russian government concerning the sharing of information about Democratic Presidential campaign nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Trump restores National Space Council

July 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, June 30, 2017, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) joined President Donald I. Trump (R) and Vice President Mike Pence (R) at the White House for the signing of an Executive Order restoring the National Space Council. The National Space Council has been disbanded for almost 25 years and is intended to oversee the coordination and implementation of national space policy. Vice President Pence will lead the National Space Council.
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