In Alabama, we have our veterans’ backs

November 12, 2017

By Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

Dedication. Honor. Commitment. Sacrifice.

Those are the traits that come to mind when I think about our nation’s veterans. I saw these qualities lived out every day by my dad. Boadman Nettles Ivey, my father, served in WWII as part of a field artillery division. From him I learned to love my country, to offer myself to serve my fellow citizen and to stand up for what is right, even when doing so might be difficult.
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Roy Moore addresses Tuscaloosa’s American Christian Academy

November 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore spoke to the student body at Tuscaloosa’s American Christian Academy. Moore discussed the sacrifice that America’s veterans have made and the importance of acknowledging God in his keynote speech to the school body in their Veterans Memorial Day Service.

“This is an exciting time in our country, because so many people are turning back to what America is about,” Judge Moore said.

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Entry to Alabama State Parks now free for all veterans

November 9, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Just a few days before Veterans Day, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that admission to Alabama State Parks for all veterans will now be free.

The program, launched along with the Alabama Legislature and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, began on Nov. 1. It will give veterans free access to state parks, park facilities, boat ramps and the Gulf State Park Pier.

“I am so proud that as a state we can stand up together and show our support of veterans,” Ivey said. “This new policy is just another mark in the long history of Alabama supporting our military men and women. More than 1 in 10 Alabamians are veterans and there is still so much that we can do to give them the respect they deserve. I hope this small token will show each distinguished member of our military family how appreciative we are of their service to our country.”

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Streamlined process makes it easier for veterans to update their status on driver’s licenses

November 7, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

An interim Alabama House committee tasked with making driver’s license offices more accessible and procedures more streamlined has announced a change that will make it easier for military veterans to update their status on their licenses just in time for Veterans Day.

State Rep. Randall Shedd, chairman of the Committee on Driver’s License Review, announced new procedures that will allow veterans to update their veteran status at their local probate office instead of waiting in line at one of the state’s few driver’s license offices.

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Honoring Our Veterans

November 6, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne

On November 11, we will celebrate Veterans Day and honor those who have served our nation. This is a day set aside to share our deep appreciation with all those, from the Battle of Yorktown to the War on Terror, who have fought to keep us safe and to protect the values we hold dear.

There is really something remarkable about serving our country. It means that an individual is willing to give up their own life so that others may have the opportunity to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Honor Veterans in Your Hometown

November 6, 2017

By U.S Rep. Martha Roby

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, the armistice ending World War I was signed. Originally known as Armistice Day, Congress later passed and President Dwight Eisenhower signed a resolution officially designating November 11 as Veterans Day. Now, every year, Americans pause on this special day to recognize all those, young and old, who have served our country in uniform. While we should honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans every day, this holiday provides a unique opportunity for us to come together as a nation and pay tribute to the men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedom.

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House passes Legislation strengthening whistleblower protections

October 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, October 16, 2017, U.S. Representative Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, wrote in an email to constituents that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill protecting federal whistleblowers from retaliation.

Congresswoman Roby wrote, “I’m proud to report that last week the House unanimously passed legislation that will strengthen penalties for those who retaliate against federal employee whistleblowers, add protections and opportunities for whistleblowers placed on probation, and ensure that all federal employees have a greater knowledge of whistleblower rights and protections.”
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Roby supports Whistleblower Protection Act

October 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of legislation that would secure greater protections for federal whistleblowers and increase penalties against those who retaliate against them.

S.585, the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act, strengthens penalties for those who retaliate against federal employee whistleblowers, adds protections and opportunities for whistleblowers placed on probation and ensures all federal employees have a greater knowledge of whistleblower rights and protections.

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Strange applauds President’s signing of Veterans Legislation

August 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 12, 2017, President Trump signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act S.114, sponsored by Senator Dean Heller (R-Nevada).

According to the White House the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 authorizes and appropriates $2.1 billion to the Veterans Choice Fund, extends certain authorities as a partial offset for this appropriation, authorizes 28 major medical facilities leases, and changes a number of VA authorities related to personnel.

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Cutting through the noise

July 31, 2017
Bradley Byrne

US Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

There has been a lot of noise coming out of Washington and in the national news media. If you listen to all the noise, you would think the only thing happening in our nation’s capital is staffing drama at the White House and an ongoing Russia investigation.

Those topics consume the national headlines day in and day out. Sadly, that narrative does not match the reality of what is happening in the House of Representatives. In fact, we are getting our work done and following through on our promises.
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