A bipartisan vote to stand with Israel

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By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

The United States has no stronger ally than Israel. Our relationship has always been strong, both economically and militarily. Israel plays an especially important role in helping us combat radical Islamic terrorism in the Middle East.

In other words, Israel serves as a beacon of hope, freedom, and opportunity in a very dangerous part of the world. That is why support for Israel has always been a bipartisan

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Five things to watch in 2017

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By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

In 2017, Republicans will have control of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. This is a rare situation that has happened only 16 times the past 100 years.

Under a unified Republican government, there is great potential for important reforms. Here are five areas where I hope to see progress in 2017:

1. Health Care Relief – Far too many American families are

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Congressman Bradley Byrne: A look back at 2016

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By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

As we look forward to 2017, I want to take a moment to look back at some of the highlights of the past year.

It was a busy year with over 25 town hall meetings in each of the six counties that make up Alabama’s First Congressional District, in addition to town halls online and over the phone. My office responded to over 6,000 pieces of mail and assisted over 1,400 local residents with issues relating

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A few Christmas thoughts

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Congressman Bradley Byrne
Alabama Political Reporter

With Christmas fast approaching, I want to take time to reflect on two important thoughts: the need to count our blessings and the importance of sharing those blessings with others.

Last week, I stopped by the WKRG studios in Mobile to donate a few toys to their annual toy drive. I was blown away to see a warehouse packed full of toys that will make their way to children in need. It was

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Early picks show priorities of Trump administration

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By Congressman Bradley Byrne

Over the last few weeks, reporters with television cameras have stood watch in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City to see who is coming and going from meetings with President-elect Donald Trump.

Most of the visitors are there to talk to the President-elect about opportunities to serve in his administration, and based on the announcements so far, it is safe to say that President-elect Trump is putting together

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A bill that can save lives

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Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

I met a young boy named Gabe Griffin a few years back at Battleship Park in Mobile. His family and friends had organized a cross country bike ride that started in Oregon and ended on Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

The goal of the ride was to raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare disease in young boys that causes your muscles to weaken rapidly. Despite suffering from Duchenne, Gabe was thrilled

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Bentley turns to Survey Monkey for Sessions replacement

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The appointment to replace Senator Jeff Sessions rests squarely on the shoulders of Governor Robert Bentley.

In a recent email obtained by the Alabama Political Reporter, Bentley’s Appointments Director, Will Edwards, asks the members of the State’s Republican Party Executive Committee for input on the appointment of Sessions’ successor:

“Dear Alabama Republican Party Executive

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Local Schools are Making a Difference

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Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

There is something really fun and exciting about visiting with students in our local schools. From the elementary student who just wants you to read a book with them to the high school student looking for college advice, the visits are always special.

With the House out of session for the month of October, I had the pleasure to spend quality time in a number of our local schools. I visited Clarke County

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Nothing Affordable About the “Affordable Care Act”

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By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

In 2008, then Senator Barack Obama famously said, “In an Obama administration, we will lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.”

You don’t have to be a health insurance expert to know that was a lie. All around the First District of Alabama, I talk to folks who are hurting because of the burdensome cost of health insurance under Obamacare.
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Agriculture Matters

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By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

Despite Alabama’s growth in manufacturing, agriculture remains the top industry in the state, as well as the top industry right here in Alabama’s First Congressional District. The economic impact of agriculture in our state is over $70 billion. Here in Southwest Alabama, over 102,000 jobs are connected to agriculture and forestry.

In Congress, I have made it a top priority to support agriculture

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