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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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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More options for working families

April 10, 2017
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (Al-1)

In the early part of 2017, much of the focus in Congress has been on rolling back damaging policies of the Obama Administration. We have had real success in these efforts, stopping flawed regulations covering everything from education to the Second Amendment to Planned Parenthood.

I think it is critically important we continue looking to reverse regulations and policies that do not work. At the same time, it is also important that we advance our own solutions that will make life better for hard working families.
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What’s next for health care?

March 27, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

Last week was a hectic and monumental week at the US Capitol. As we prepared to mark the 7th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, President Trump was pushing the House to pass his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Known as the American Health Care Act, the bill would have repealed Obamacare, ended the government mandates, cut taxes, lowered premiums, reduced the deficit, and transferred control over health care from the federal government to the individual states.
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Why Obamacare must go

March 20, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

“In a death spiral.” Those are the words Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, one of our nation’s largest insurance companies, used to describe the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

When I first ran for Congress in 2013, repealing and replacing Obamacare was a top priority. I introduced a bill to repeal the law, which passed the House but never reached the President’s desk. Unfortunately, with President Obama in the White House, our efforts never succeeded. Even when we finally got a repeal bill to the President’s desk, he vetoed it.
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Stopping a Federal Power Grab

March 6, 2017
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

American workers deserve responsible, commonsense policies to ensure safe and healthy working conditions. They deserve a federal government that holds bad actors accountable, and a government that takes proactive steps to help employers improve safety protections and prevent injuries and illnesses before they occur.

For years, Republicans have called on the )Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to reject a top-down approach to worker protections and instead, collaborate with employers to identify gaps in safety and address the unique challenges facing modern workplaces. Unfortunately, under the Obama Administration, our concerns primarily fell on deaf ears.
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Taking better care of our veterans

February 28, 2017
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

I’ve held over 75 town hall meetings since being elected to Congress, and these meetings allow me to get a feel for what issues are most important to the people I represent. At every single town hall meeting, I get at least one question about problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

We have all read different stories about the VA in the newspapers – stories about secret wait lists, VA employees stealing drugs, veterans dying while waiting for care, and doctors overprescribing pain medication.
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