Mo Brooks Interview

June 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 16, 2017, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) spoke at length with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about the major issues facing our nation. The northern Alabama Congressman is also running for the US Senate.

APR: The Senate is going to vote on a Healthcare bill this week that did not contain all of the deficit cutting measures that you and your Freedom Caucus members were able to add in to the plan when it came out of the House. Are you confident that a conference committee will be able to make a healthcare bill that you can support?
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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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Millions have poured into today’s Georgia Special Election

June 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, voters in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District go to the polls to decide whether to elect Karen Handel (R) or Jon Ossoff (D).

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Shelby County Republican Party Chair Joan Reynolds told the Shelby County Republican Women that the Mighty Alabama Strike Force had recently spent four days campaigning door to door for Republican, Karen Handel.
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Interstate 65: Alabama’s immediate infrastructure needs

June 19, 2017

By State Auditor Jim Zeigler

I do not need expensive studies and consultants to know that Alabama has immediate infrastructure needs. I experienced a major infrastructure problem Saturday afternoon.

While the inadequacy of Interstate 65 from Birmingham to Montgomery — and on all of the Beach route — may or may not be our most dangerous problem, it may well be the most immediate. It is a problem right NOW.
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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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Does Luther Strange deserve a place on the Republican ballot?

May 1, 2017

By Thomas J. Scovill

Luther Strange is Alabama’s erstwhile Attorney General and new US Senator. He seems to like his job and says he wants to compete in the August special Republican primary so he can keep it.

Strange got the job in February after nearly two months of lobbying now disgraced former Governor Bentley who appointed him to fill the vacancy created by Jeff Sessions’ resignation from the Senate to join President Trump’s cabinet. The game of musical chairs was quickly finished when Bentley appointed Steve Marshall to succeed Strange as attorney general.
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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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Senate should confirm Neil Gorsuch

April 3, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

“When we judges don our robes, it doesn’t make us any smarter, but it does serve as a reminder of what’s expected of us: Impartiality and independence, collegiality and courage.”

Those are the words of Neil Gorsuch, a current judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court.
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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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