House makes regulatory reform a top priority

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By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

$1,000,000,000,000. That’s the estimated total cost of regulations issued by the Obama Administration. These regulations have resulted in over 754,000,000 hours of paperwork.

These numbers are pretty remarkable. The wide range of regulations cover everything from energy to agriculture to the environment.

In addition to having a negative effect on all those directly impacted, the regulations have a larger

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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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Obama’s Israel policy draws criticism from some

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, December 26, 2016, State Representative Tim Wadsworth (R-Arley) criticized the decision by outgoing President Barack H. Obama (D) to refuse to veto a UN Security Council resolution denouncing Israel on Christmas Eve. Rep. Wadsworth wrote that the, “United States abstained in the passage of Resolution 2334 against Israel. The Resolution condemns Israel from building settlements in lands

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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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Shelby supports NDAA raising soldiers’ pay

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, December 8, 2016, the US Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 Conference Report. US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) said that the NDAA gives America’s fighting men and women their largest pay increase in six years.

Sen. Shelby said in a statement, “I believe that one of Congress’ most important responsibilities is to ensure that

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Enemies From Within

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By Perry Hooper Jr.

Our enemies have long preached that the only way we as a people could be defeated, would be from within. Four more years of the disastrous polices implemented by the Obama administration and promised by a potential Clinton Administration could just about do the trick. From social engineering that has wrecked havoc on the American Family, to economic policies that has made it impossible for far too many hard working

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Shelby Says Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Should be Subject to Congressional Appropriations Process

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, a US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unconstitutional. US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama), who has been a longtime critic of the CFPB and it’s unique structure, commented on the ruling.

“For years I have argued that supporters of Dodd-Frank sacrificed our

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Byrne Opposes new Overtime Rule

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) , applauded passage of legislation in the House of Representatives to delay the Obama Administration’s controversial “overtime regulation.”

Congressman Byrne said on the floor of the House, “I rise in support of this legislation to require a six-month delay in the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.”

Rep

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Brooks Votes to Slow Growth of Costly Regulations

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 21, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) voted in favor of HR3438, the Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act. HR3438 would postpne any federal regulation imposing an annual cost of more than $1 billion until the judicial review process is complete. Congressman Brooks is a co-sponsor of the REVIEW Act.

Congressman Brooks said in a statement

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Roby Says that Homeland Security Dropped the Ball

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) in an email to constituents commented on reporting that 850 immigrants who were supposed to be deported instead were granted US citizenship.

Congresswoman Roby said, “Amid the attacks around the country and the growing tension, there was some unnerving news from the Department of Homeland Security: more than 850 immigrants

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