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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Early picks show priorities of Trump administration

December 12, 2016
Bradley Byrne

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 a great team.
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Rogers Looking to Protect the Homeland

September 27, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, US Representative Mike Rogers (R-Saks) emailed residents of the Third District with his thoughts about the growing threat from ISIS-inspired terror attacks in our country.

Congressman Rogers wrote, “Here in the United States, this past weekend, the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City was rattled by a bomb that sent 29 people to the hospital and undetonated bombs were found by a train stop in New Jersey.”
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Looking Back on 2015

December 28, 2015
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

2015 was packed full of major developments for Southwest Alabama. As the year draws to a close, I thought it would be a good time to review some of the highlights.

One of the first votes the House of Representatives took in 2015 was on my bill to repeal Obamacare in its entirety and instead move forward with patient-centered healthcare reform that isn’t run by the federal government. My bill passed the House by a vote of 296 to 186.
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Rep. Roby Named Chairwoman of Subcommittee on Military Oversight and Investigations

January 23, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery announced on Tuesday that she was appointed the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and investigations for the powerful House Armed Services Committee.

Congresswoman Roby said “I’m grateful for the opportunity and responsibility to chair the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.  It is a tremendous honor to chair a subcommittee, particularly one so critical to ensuring our military operates with efficiency and effectiveness.  Now is a crucial time for our military. The ever-changing landscape means more uncertainty for our warfighters and policymakers at the Pentagon. It is as important as ever that the House Armed Services Committee fulfill its military oversight role and make sure we provide for the common defense of this great nation. I look forward to working with Chairman McKeon and my colleagues on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in this new capacity.”
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