Group advocates for paid family and medical leave

February 6, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Family and Medical Leave Act was passed 25 years ago. The National Partnership for Women and Families celebrates this milestone but says that the country urgently needs a national paid leave plan.

“Twenty-five years ago today, our nation took a major step toward a more equitable and family friendly future when the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) became law,” said Debra L. Ness, the president of the National Partnership for Woman and Famiies. “It was the country’s first national law ever to recognize the challenges working people face when children are born or adopted, or serious health issues arise. The FMLA advanced women’s equality in the workplace, but it was only a first step. Today, with the country in the midst of another historic conversation about gender equality, paid leave is essential to creating the kind of lasting change women, families, businesses and the next generation need.”

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Opinion | Back on the Road in Southwest Alabama

January 30, 2018
Bradley Byrne

By U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne

I always appreciate the opportunity to get out of Washington, D.C. and spend time with the people I represent in Congress. Our most recent District Work Week was unfortunately cut short by the frivolous government shutdown, but thankfully I was still able to get back to Southwest Alabama for a number of town hall meetings and other important events.

It was a real treat to be able to celebrate my 100th in-person town hall meeting by holding a “100th Town Hall Tour” with stops in Chatom, Grove Hill, Jackson, Creola, East Brewton, and Frisco City. These town hall meetings are always a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from the people I represent in Congress.

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Roby introduces Balanced Budget Amendment

July 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 27, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) filed a bill to introduce a new amendment to the United States Constitution requiring that the United States balance the Federal Budget.

H.J.Res. 114, would amend the US Constitution that, if passed and ratified, would require Congress to annually pass a balanced budget. Roby has introduced similar Legislation each Congress since being elected.

Congresswoman Roby said, “For far too long our Federal government has operated far beyond its means. It is irresponsible and dangerous to continue down this fiscal path.”
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Why doesn’t Alabama care about Alabama?

December 28, 2016

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Here we are, at the end of another year. Sunday starts 2017, a year of uncertainty.

What we do know is that Alabama doesn’t really progress much more than in the bottom 50 of the United States. Frankly, we never have.

And that is what’s on my mind.

Why do we allow our state to be a bottom feeder? Why do we not do what we have to do to make Alabama, a state with amazing resources, with great beauty, with fabulous people, do what’s right? Read More

Worley Says Clinton Fought For Working Families Her Entire Career

August 15, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, August 11, Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton was in Warren, Michigan, where she delivered a major economic speech. Ms. Clinton spoke about her commitment to fight for working families and build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.

Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley said, “Secretary Clinton has been fighting for working families throughout this campaign and her entire career. Her economic plan will ensure a strong economy with millions of new jobs and better pay for American workers.”
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Palmer Says that We Should Get our Fiscal House in Order

March 21, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, March 16, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) voted to pass the Republican budget out of the House Budget Committee, where he is a member, but says that he will not support it on the floor of the House unless changes are made.

Congressman Palmer released a written statement after the House Budget Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. Rep. Palmer said, “My vote for the budget in the Committee today should not surprise anyone. I kept my word to the Chairman that if I were placed on the Committee, I would support moving the process forward for full House consideration.”
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Republican Candidates Debate in Miami

March 14, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 10, the Alabama Constitutional Conservatives held another presidential debate watching party. The Republican candidates for President of the United States gathered for yet another debate, this time in Miami on CNN.

Ohio Governor John Kasich said, “I am for immigration without immigration I would be running for President of Croatia.” Kasich said that he has built a strong economy in Ohio and created 400,000 jobs.
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Byrne Wants More Information about Syrian Refugees being Resettled in Mobile

September 23, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

bradley-byrneOn Tuesday, September 22, 2015, US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) sent a letter to the State Department demanding answers to serious questions about the screening process that Syrian refugees must undergo before being brought to the United States.

According to information released by Congressman Byrne’s office, Secretary of State John Kerry (D) announced over the weekend that the administration of President Obama (D) will increase the number of worldwide refugees accepted into the United States to 100,000, which is a significant increase over the current cap of 70,000. This announcement comes in response to the migrant crisis in Europe brought on by the fighting in Syria and Iraq.
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Byrne to Hold Senior Citizen’s Resource Fair and Roundtable

August 21, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, August 21, United States Congressman Bradley Byrne (R) from Montrose will be holding a special event on National Senior Citizens Day at the James P. Nix Center in Fairhope.

Representative Byrne said in a written statement, “Baldwin County, the Fairhope area in particular, enjoys a large community of active and involved retirees. My office has assembled a great collection of resources and groups which will be present to assist seniors in various areas including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Medicare, and the Social Security Administration. I am looking forward to hosting the roundtable and having a great discussion on issues that matter most to our area’s seniors.”
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SOS Announces New Voter Registration Efforts That May Help Democrats in 2016

January 8, 2014

By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, Project Vote, and several other voting rights advocacy groups have announced an agreement with Secretary of State Jim Bennett that will involve Medicaid, Social Security, and other public programs actively providing those who sign up or change their address with voter registration forms.

The Secretary of State has said that the plan is necessary to further comply with the National Voter Registration Act, or motor voter act, which aims to promote voter registration and participation. He also said it would avoid future litigation costs on the issue.
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