Article I, section 9, clause 7 of the Constitution says that “no money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by law.” That provision of the Constitution outlines one of the most important tools of Congress: the “power of the purse.”Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement regarding today’s Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.
Byrne said: “I have always believed that marriage should be defined as the union between one man and one woman. I believe today’s decision threatens what should be exclusive state jurisdiction over matters pertaining to marriage.”Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement regarding today’s King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision.
Byrne said: “Today’s ruling does not change the fact that Obamacare is an unworkable law that is hurting far too many families across Southwest Alabama and the United States. I will continue to push for a full repeal of the law and work toward patient-centered health care solutions that aren’t run by the federal government.”Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today delivered a speech from the House floor honoring the nine Americans who were killed in last week’s shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina, church.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), as a member of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, today recognized faith-based organizations for the positive impact they have on local communities across the United States.Read More
At the APM Container Terminal in downtown Mobile on Sunday, the first parts for the new Airbus A320 assembly line arrived. Local residents lined the streets as the parts paraded from the Port of Mobile to the Airbus facility at Brookley Field.
Just a few days prior to the ceremony, I was in France for the 2015 Paris Air Show. The Air Show is the premier aviation event in the world that brings thousands of companies, industry leaders, and elected officials together and allows companies to show off their latest products.Read More
In collaboration with the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence, today the bipartisan Congressional Singapore Caucus was re-launched, with new co-chairs, Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL). The goal of the Caucus will be to strengthen the political, military, and economic relationship between the two countries, and engage more Americans and policymakers on the promise of Singapore and Asia.Read More
The world’s economy is now more interconnected than ever before, with 96% of customers located outside of the United States. If we are going to stay competitive on the world stage and grow our economy, then we must look for new ways to engage in trade.
That’s why the United States is currently in negotiations with a number of Pacific Rim and South American countries located on the Pacific regarding a new free trade agreement. Similar talks are ongoing with our allies in Europe.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted in favor of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which helps facilitate the consideration of free trade agreements.
TPA is not a trade deal itself, but instead, a way for Congress to set the negotiating guidelines which the President must adhere to when negotiating trade agreements. The United States is currently in negotiations with a number of Pacific Rim and South American countries located on the Pacific regarding a new free trade agreement. Similar talks are ongoing with our allies in Europe.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted in favor of H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2016. The bill includes funding for three more Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), which are built in part by Austal USA in Mobile.
Last month, Congressman Byrne, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, helped champion the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to passage in the House. The NDAA authorized the construction of three additional ships while today’s funding bill actually provides the funds for the LCS program.Read More
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Bradley Byrne was born and raised in Mobile, just a few miles from the site where his great-great-great grandfather, Gerald Byrne, settled in the 1780’s.
After completing his undergraduate studies at Duke University, Byrne received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. He has practiced law in Mobile for more than 30 years, always active in the local community through various service and economic development organizations.
Byrne served as a member of the Alabama State Senate representing District 32 from 2003 to 2007. Byrne was elected to Congress in December 2013, to complete the term of Congressman Jo Bonner, who announced his retirement in May 2013. Congressman Byrne was elected to his first full term on November 4, 2014.
In Congress, Byrne has established himself as an effective legislator by successfully advocating for local interests while also championing a smaller, less invasive federal government. Byrne is a member of the House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Natural Resources, and House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Byrne has been married to the former Rebecca Dukes of Montgomery for over 30 years. Rebecca is the President and CEO of The Community Foundation of South Alabama, and they are the parents of four children: Patrick, Kathleen, Laura, and Colin. Bradley and Rebecca welcomed the birth of their first grandson, MacGuire Arthur Byrne, on September 4, 2014. Bradley lives in Fairhope where he and his family are members of St. James Episcopal Church.
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