US Rep. Bradley Byrne says that Democrats are holding military hostage over immigration

January 19, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama, delivered a speech Thursday from the floor of the House of Representatives urging Congressional Democrats to stop holding military funding hostage to advance their immigration agenda.

The federal government could go into a partial shutdown unless both Houses pass a continuing resolution to raise the debt ceiling and keep the government funded. Democrats are opposing any government funding mechanism unless Republicans give immunity from deportation to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who claim that they were brought here as children. Republicans, including Byrne, object to giving so many illegals blanket immunity for violating our nation’s immigration laws.

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Clayton Hinchman is challenging Mo Brooks

January 18, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Businessman and former U.S. Army Captain Clayton Hinchman is running for Congress in the 5th Congressional District. The 5th Congressional District is currently represented by Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, and Brooks has also qualified setting up for a contested Republican primary.

“The top job of the congressman for this district should be working as an ambassador for the district in recruiting jobs for North Alabama and creating a thriving business environment by working with local leaders in each area to have a focused vision for North Alabama,” Hinchman wrote on his website. “Creating jobs starts by having an office that is open for business. Companies that are looking to create opportunities throughout the United States need to know that our office will be open to every discussion and will look at every option to bring in business, and will work with existing businesses to help in growth.”

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Exciting news on the economic front

January 17, 2018

By U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

Regardless of what is dominating the news cycle on any given day, the economy is always an issue on the minds of hardworking Alabamians. The ability to get and keep a job in order to provide for your family is so important. That is why the President, Congress, and local leaders in Alabama have made growing the economy a top priority.

There is a lot of exciting news happening on the economic front both nationally and locally. America’s economy is growing faster than even analysts could predict. Alabama is one of thirteen states that have reached a record low unemployment rate, the stock market is at an all-time high, and the U.S. dollar continues to climb.
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House GOP caucus passes two resolutions regarding border wall funding, respecting the flag

January 15, 2018

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama House Republicans adopted two resolutions on Friday as part of their 2018 agenda entitled “Flag, Family, and Country.”

The House Republican Caucus adopted a resolution to urge Congress to fund a border wall with Mexico and urge that Americans citizens respect the American flag during ceremonies. Both issues have become more prevalent since President Donald Trump took office in September 2016.

House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, said the resolutions passed by the caucus might as well be house resolutions as the caucuses’ hold on the chamber “reflect the body’s prevailing opinion on issues of importance.”

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Opinion | Fighting for rural America

January 15, 2018
Bradley Byrne

By U.S Rep. Bradley Byrne

Approximately 46 million people call rural America home, according to information from the Department of Agriculture. These rural communities make up the backbone of our state and play a substantial role in the overall American economy.

Unfortunately, rural communities are facing some serious challenges. For the first time on record, the rural population in our country is shrinking. Job growth since 2011 has been below that of urban areas, and the economic recovery has been much slower for rural areas.

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Gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson calls for Medicaid work requirement

January 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Donald Trump Administration granted waivers to ten states (Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin) from the federal government to implement work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients.  Medicaid is an enormously expensive entitlement that costs both the states and the federal government billions of dollars.  Republican Gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson asked:  “Why isn’t Alabama on this list?”

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Hobson says he’s running for Congress to preserve a “safe, prosperous, and moral America”

January 8, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Roy Moore aide, Rich Hobson, said that he is running for Congress because we are in a crucial time in our history.

“I’m running because our nation is at a crucial time in history, and I want to make sure that we preserve a safe, prosperous, and moral America for our children and grandchildren,” Hobson said in a statement.

“As we have forgotten our Creator, millions of children have been aborted, our families are being ripped apart, and our children are growing up confused,” said Hobson. “There is a sense that all that America has stood for throughout our history doesn’t matter anymore. But America does matter, and I plan to work hard in this campaign to restore the values that made us great. Just like the Greatest Generation saved our country in World War II, I want to be part of the generation that fights to save our country from those who seek to destroy our values.”
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Rich Hobson, Moore campaign manager, announces run for Congress

January 5, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Rich Hobson, who recently served as the campaign manager for the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate campaign, will be running for Congress in Alabama’s Second Congressional District. Hobson made the announcement on Montgomery’s Capitol steps in a news conference.

Rich Hobson, age 56, is an attorney and a longtime aide to Roy Moore. Hobson was the head of the Administrative Office of Courts both times when Moore was chief justice. Hobson also was the director of the Foundation for Moral Law. Hobson said that he made the decision to run about a year ago.

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Alabama beats Clemson, advances to National Championship

January 3, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the University of Alabama football team won its playoff game, advancing to the National Championship Game.

This is the third year in a row that Alabama has faced the Clemson Tigers in the playoffs. Alabama defeated Clemson in the National Championship Game in 2015. In 2016, Clemson defeated Alabama in the National Championship Game. Both of those were close games. This year, Alabama dominated Clemson physically on both the offensive and defensive lines cruising to a 24 and six victory.

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Tax cuts for the New Year

January 1, 2018

By U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

This time around, the new year offers something extra exciting for the American people. I’m pleased to report that Congress has finally passed our historic, pro-growth tax reform and Americans will soon begin experiencing the benefits.

After months of work, we have delivered on our promise to cut taxes, bring balance to the tax code, and jump start job growth. While the House passed its version of tax reform months ago, differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill had to be worked out in a conference committee. I was proud to support the final product and vote alongside my colleagues to send the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to the President’s desk.

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