Despite Alabama’s growth in manufacturing, agriculture remains the top industry in the state, as well as the top industry right here in Alabama’s First Congressional District. The economic impact of agriculture in our state is over $70 billion. Here in Southwest Alabama, over 102,000 jobs are connected to agriculture and forestry.
In Congress, I have made it a top priority to support agriculture. From voting in favor of the 2014 Farm Bill to helping push back against costly regulations, I am constantly looking for ways to make life easier for our farmers and foresters.
In order to better understand the issues facing the industry, I recently held my second annual “Ag Matters” tour of farms and forests in Southwest Alabama. I was honored to be joined on the tour by Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture John McMillan and representatives from the Alabama Farmers Federation and the Alabama Forestry Association.
We kicked things off in Baldwin County at Sirmon Farms near Belforest. I checked out their sweet potato and hydroponic lettuce operations, visited one of their cotton fields, and rode in the cotton picker.
From there, we headed over to Canfor/Scotch-Gulf’s lumber mill in Mobile. They also have mills in Jackson and Fulton. I learned about the need for the Forest Service to make more timber available for purchase, which is good for the lumber mills but also helps keep the forest healthy.
Next, we headed up to Washington County to check out timber harvesting near Chatom. Our foresters continue to face a range of challenges associated with the Endangered Species Act. I believe it is important we reform the Endangered Species Act to make sure it is based in actual science and does not place unnecessary burdens on our foresters. In fact, healthy forest management is actually good for many of these species.
After spending dinner with the Baldwin County Farmers Federation, we kicked off the next day at AGRI-AFC in Atmore. When thinking about agriculture, it is easy to forget all the different businesses that support our farmers. AGRI-AFC provides crop nutrient and crop production products, in addition to agronomic services. Science is very important to ensure the soil is healthy and ready for planting.
Next, we visited Brooks Farms near Uriah. It was harvest time for cotton, and I was able to check out their cotton gin. Cotton farmers faced another difficult year due to low prices. Farmers hoped the federal Department of Agriculture would designate cottonseed as an “other oilseed,” which would have provided assistance through farm bill programs. Sadly, they failed to make that designation, but I will continue pressing for the change to be made.
While in Monroe County, we visited Harrigan Lumber in Monroeville. Over 90% of the total workforce in Monroe County is connected to agriculture and forestry. I talked with the Harrigan family about the need to improve skills training and fight back against burdensome regulations from the Department of Labor.
We wrapped things up in Clarke County at Silver Creek Forests near Whatley. I observed an operation where they spray a solution on the clear cut to kill species that would compete with the loblolly pine, which they were preparing to plant. It was helpful to learn more about healthy forest management practices.
Overall, it was a very informative few days of learning more about the challenges our farmers and foresters face on a daily basis. The “Ag Matters” Tour simply reaffirmed my commitment to fighting for agriculture throughout my time in Congress.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today applauded an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development regarding their Community Facilities Relending Program.
United Bank, based in Atmore, Alabama, has been selected to serve as a lender for the new Community Facilities Relending Program. The program allows USDA Rural Development to make direct loans to community lending institutions who then re-loan the funds to eligible applicants to acquire, maintain, build, or renovate essential community facilities.
United Bank’s loan totals $40,000,000, which will now be re-loaned to local communities. This is the largest Community Facilities Relending Program loan in the United States.
The program targets rural communities with high and persistent poverty rates. Public bodies, community-based nonprofit corporations, and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for the loan program. The specific funds will be available to counties in Southwest Alabama and Northwest Florida.
Byrne said: “I applaud the efforts of the United States Department of Agriculture to help our rural communities in Southwest Alabama. These rural communities face many distinct challenges, and this loan program will allow them to make critical investments in infrastructure to improve the quality of life for local residents.
“I’m especially pleased a local bank, United Bank in Atmore, has been selected to serve as the community lending institution, and I look forward to following the impact the program has on Alabama’s rural communities.”
Funds from the loan program can be used on a range of essential community facilities or equipment including healthcare facilities, town halls, courthouses, child care centers, fire departments, police vehicles, libraries, food pantries, and more.Read More
Last week was the third anniversary of the disastrous Obamacare rollout. What followed was a broken website, cancelled health care plans, higher deductibles, and fewer doctors.
Three years later, the same problems remain. American families are faced with fewer and fewer health care options, and premiums continue to increase on many plans. Many healthy, younger Americans are content paying the fine for not having health care instead of choosing a plan they cannot afford.
In other words, Obamacare appears to be collapsing. The law was written with such haste and without bipartisan input, and now we are seeing the law’s fatal flaws unravel before our eyes, and the American people are suffering.
I’ve always said that we need to do more than just be opposed to Obamacare. In fact, it would be irresponsible to only point out the law’s failures without working on an alternative that solves the problems.
As House Republicans worked on our “Better Way” agenda over the last year, we decided to focus one of our planks on health care. You see, health care continues to be one of the top concerns facing every American family and small business.
Our “Better Way” plan is built around one common principle: in a confident America, everyone has access to quality, affordable health care.
First and foremost, our plan acknowledges that Obamacare is beyond repair. We cannot simply try to patch and repair Obamacare’s failures. We must completely repeal the failed law. Our plan puts the emphasis on patient-centered care instead of a larger government bureaucracy.
A major component of our “Better Way” plan is to give Americans more choices when it comes to health care. We need to spur competition and innovation, which in turn will help drive down costs. We do this by making health care portable and offering a refundable tax credit to help you buy insurance on the individual market.
Our plan would also allow for health insurance to be sold across state lines. Again, this will open up competition and help reduce costs.
We must also ensure that health care is available to Americans with pre-existing conditions, so our plan says that every American, no matter their health status, has the comfort of knowing they cannot be denied coverage.
For young Americans, our plan would continue to allow dependents up to the age of 26 to stay on their parents’ health care plan. This is important for young people who may still be struggling to get ahead in our sluggish economy.
Another important component of our “Better Way” plan is to ensure that doctors, hospitals, nurses, and health care providers are allowed to freely exercise their conscience. We won’t force individuals to offer services that are against their beliefs. Just as important, our plan makes clear that no federal money can be used to perform abortions.
A major piece of our plan is built on spurring medical innovation and research. This includes removing barriers to collaboration and accelerating drug research and development. We do this by cutting down on regulations and red tape while also reforming the National Institutes of Health.
Finally, our plan protects and preserves Medicare. Our plan ends the raid on Medicare Advantage plans and ensures Medicare remains strong for today’s seniors. For the next generation, our plan makes reforms and offers new options to ensure Medicare continues to be a viable and fiscally sound option.
You can learn more about our “Better Way” plan for health care by visiting Better.gop. I encourage you to take a look at the plan and share your thoughts with me.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, today applauded passage of legislation in the House of Representatives to delay the Obama Administration’s “overtime regulation.”
On Wednesday evening, the House passed H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act. The bill would require a six-month delay of the Obama Administration’s new regulation that would double the salary threshold for overtime eligibility.
Congressman Byrne spoke on the House floor in support of the legislation, and he outlined real examples of how the change would negatively impact Alabama businesses, organizations, and families.
The bill was supported by a number of groups including the National Federation of Independent Business, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Association of Community Colleges, American Lodging and Hotel Association, National Restaurant Association, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, International Franchise Association, and Associated Builders and Contractors,
The bill passed by a vote of 246 to 177.
A transcript of Congressman Byrne’s remarks in support of his legislation can be found below.
Byrne said: “I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I rise in support of this legislation to require a six-month delay in the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.
“This is an ill-advised regulation that will result in hardworking Americans losing their jobs and less economic growth.
“Don’t just take my word for it. Let’s look at what some actual business leaders and organizations had to say about the change.
“Richard, a businessman in Birmingham, says that he ‘will cut back on employee hours as much as possible since raising their compensation is not any option.’
“Ability Alliance of West Alabama, which provides assistance to more than 600 intellectually disabled individuals, wrote that ‘the untenable financial pressure resulting from the proposed changes would force us into disastrous service reductions and program closures.’
“Greg from Vinemont, Alabama is much more direct. He writes that he ‘will have to lay people off to meet the overtime demands.’
“First Heritage Credit LLC wrote to the Department of Labor that ‘Increased costs cannot simply be passed on, and the proposed rule will mean fewer branch openings, fewer new hires, and fewer lending options to the communities we serve.’
“Our nation’s education institutions will be hit especially hard by this change. A representative from the University of Alabama wrote that the ‘proposed regulation puts more pressure on the educational system as a whole. Institutions will either reduce the level of services and programs or will be required to maintain services and programs with inadequate staffing. Regardless, the quality of education will suffer.’ All told, this change will cost the University of Alabama System $17 million dollars in just the first year.
“These are just a few stories about the reality of the overtime change. These are real people and real families who will suffer.
“I think this change should be reworked altogether, but if that is not an option, we should at least delay this rule in order to provide relief to these businesses and organizations.”Read More
The House of Representatives today approved an amendment from Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) calling for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform a Gulf Coast Oyster Bed Recovery Assessment.
Byrne’s amendment to the Water Resources and Development Act was adopted by a voice vote. Final passage on the legislation is expected later this evening.
The oyster industry in Alabama and across the Gulf Coast has been negatively impacted by a range of issues dating back to Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Recent flooding has also negatively impacted Gulf oyster beds.
A transcript of Congressman Byrne’s remarks in support of his legislation can be found below.
Byrne said: “My straightforward amendment calls for the Army Corps of Engineers to perform a Gulf Coast Oyster Bed Recovery Assessment.
“Over the last twenty years, the oyster industry on the Gulf Coast has faced some serious challenges.
“Hurricane Katrina destroyed so many of our oyster reefs. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill blanketed many oyster growing areas and resulted in substantial harvest reductions.
“More recently, flooding in 2011 and earlier this year produced increased freshwater discharges into many parts of the Gulf and threw off the mix of fresh and saltwater that oysters need to thrive.
“In 2001, oyster landings in the Gulf totaled 25.5 million pounds. In 2014, which is the most recent data available, oyster landings in the Gulf were down to 19.9 million. This is a dangerous decline that really impacts our oystermen and the overall coastal economies.
“This industry is especially important for the Gulf Coast. The oyster industry generated nearly $100 million in oyster landings by fishermen in the Gulf States in 2014.
“And we aren’t just talking about the oystermen themselves. Having a successful oyster industry also benefits processors, restaurants, transportation, tourism, wholesalers, and retailers.
“Mr. Chairman, I have visited with our local oystermen, and they are really struggling. It is heartbreaking to hear their stories. This is their livelihood, but also a way of life for these Americans. We can and we must do more to support their industry.
“My amendment would pave the way for a partnership between the Army Corps of Engineers and the Gulf States to explore ways to improve future prospects for oysters. The assessment will address the beneficial use of dredged material in providing substrate for oyster bed development.
“Similar work has been done with the oyster industry in the Chesapeake Bay, and it has been a great success.
“I also want to point out that improving the oyster beds on the Gulf will also benefit the ecosystem and environment as a whole. As filter feeders, oysters provide significant water quality benefits and as important prey species they support finfish such as redfish and other species further up the food chain.
“States have already been working to improve conditions for the oyster industry through the use of BP settlement money, but further partnerships with the Army Corps of Engineers will go a long way.
“I appreciate Chairman Shuster and his staff for working with me on this amendment, and for all his work on the underlying bill.
“Ultimately, I urge my colleagues to stand up for our Gulf Coast oystermen and support my amendment.”Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the signing of a peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Byrne said: “The signing of the peace agreement is a huge victory for the people of Colombia and will allow the healing process to move forward. Colombia is a textbook example of how the United States can help promote peace and democracy through steady and focused diplomacy.
“Just because the agreement is signed, our efforts cannot and should not end. The United States must continue to stand with Colombia as they implement the agreement.”
Byrne has been a leading voice in Congress on issues relating to Colombia. He has visited Colombia to learn more about the economic, military, and diplomatic relationship between the two countries. In July, he delivered a speech from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the peace process.
The peace agreement will now go before the people of Colombia for a vote of ratification.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will host his annual Academy Night for high school students on October 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile.
Academy Night gives local students an opportunity to learn about attending one of our nation’s military service academies. Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), and U.S. Naval Academy will be on hand.
Byrne said: “One of the most rewarding parts of my job is being able to nominate young men and women to attend our nation’s prestigious military service academies. I encourage all interested students, parents, and teachers to join us on October 3rd to learn more about the nomination process and visit with representatives from the service academies.”
In order to attend most of the service academies, students must have a nomination. Congressmen, Senators, the Vice President, and the President are the only ones who can nominate a student to a service academy. That said, just having a nomination will not guarantee that a student is admitted.
The event is open to all high school students, parents, and teachers in Alabama’s First Congressional District. If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact Rep. Byrne’s Baldwin County office at 251-989-2664.
What: Academy Night 2016
When: Monday, October 3rd, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal School; Dr. Monte L. Moorer Theatre; 161 Dogwood Lane; Mobile, Ala.Read More
On June 24, 2015, President Obama stood in the Roosevelt Room of the White House and said “I am reaffirming that the United States government will not make concessions, such as paying ransom, to terrorist groups holding American hostages.”
This position shouldn’t have been too surprising because it has long been the position of the U.S. government to not pay ransoms to terrorist organizations or groups. The reasoning behind this is that paying ransoms just further encourages kidnappings and puts more Americans at risk.
Despite this reassurance, on January 17, 2016, an unmarked cargo plane landed at a European airport. On this plane were wooden pallets stacked with unmarked, foreign currency– $400 million worth to be exact. Who was waiting at the airport to accept this money? The Islamic Republic of Iran.
On the same day this payment occurred, several Americans who had been held prisoner in Iran were released. This was clearly a ransom payment and broke the decades old policy of the United States not paying ransom.
Making matters worse, the payments did not stop there. All told, the United States paid Iran $1.7 billion. The money was related to a decades old dispute about an Iranian arms sale, but the payment was clearly related tied to the release of U.S. prisoners.
I have a slew of concerns with this ransom payment.
First, by giving money to Iran, the United States is supporting the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. Iran has a clear track record of supporting terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas. Iran is clearly no friend of the United States or our allies.
Second, the United States should never pay a ransom – and this payment was clearly ransom. Some in the Obama Administration claimed the payment was just a “settlement.” If that was the case, then why was the payment made the same day the prisoners were released?
Iranian officials have said the payment was a ransom. In fact, an Iranian general is quoted as saying that “the money was returned for the freedom of the U.S. spy and it was not related to the [nuclear] negotiations.”
On top of that, an official with President Obama’s Justice Department raised concerns that the cash payment to Iran would send a signal that the United States had changed our policy on paying ransom. This isn’t some conspiracy theory. The fact that this was a ransom payment has been confirmed by Obama Administration officials.
The third major concern I have with the ransom payment is that it was made in cash. The payment could have been done by a wire transfer, which would have made it easier to track what Iran does with the money.
Given Iran’s history of money laundering, the cash payment is especially concerning. According to an international body responsible for combating money laundering known as the Financial Action Task Force, the “physical transportation of currency” is “one of the main methods used to move criminal assets, launder money and finance terrorism.”
Given all of these concerns, I am pleased to report that last week the House of Representatives passed a bill with bipartisan support that would prohibit any future ransom payments to Iran.
Our bill would also require a 30-day Congressional notification and review of any future settlements related to the U.S. Iran Claims Tribunal. This way Congress will have an opportunity to review any future payments.
Ultimately, we need to stop empowering Iran and instead start weakening them. By putting our foot down, the American people and our allies in the Middle East will be safer and stronger.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted last night in favor of H.R. 5931, the Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act.
The bill would prohibit future cash payments to Iran until the nation stops sponsoring terrorism and is no longer involved in money laundering. The bill also requires 30-day Congressional notification and review of any future settlements related to the U.S. Iran Claims Tribunal.
In a speech from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Byrne helped lead debate on the bill. In his remarks, Byrne outlined a series of concerns with the cash payments to Iran.
Byrne said: “Iran is no friend of the United States, and their efforts have resulted in the deaths of U.S. citizens and service members. So why in the world is the United States sending them cash payments in the first place?
“Ultimately, the United States cannot continue to give in to Iran. Whether it is their nuclear program or their kidnapping of U.S. citizens, we simply cannot keep making ‘deals’ with Iran in which the Ayatollah benefits and the American people suffer.”
The legislation passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 254 to 163.
Below is a complete transcript of Rep. Byrne’s remarks in support of the legislation.
Byrne said: “On June 24, 2015, President Obama stood in the Roosevelt Room of the White House and said “I am reaffirming that the United States government will not make concessions, such as paying ransom, to terrorist groups holding American hostages.”
“This position shouldn’t have been surprising. It has long been the position of the U.S. government to not pay ransoms to terrorist organizations, for doing so only encourages further kidnappings and puts more American lives at risk.
“Despite this reassurance from President Obama, on January 17, 2016, an unmarked cargo plane landed at a European airport. On this plane were wooden pallets stacked with unmarked, foreign currency– $400 million worth to be exact. Who was waiting at the airport to accept this money? Iran.
“On that exact same day, several Americans who had been held prisoner in Iran were released.
“That, Mr. Speaker, is a ransom payment.
“Since then, we have learned that the full U.S. payment to Iran totaled $1.7 billion. The money was related to a decades old dispute about an Iranian arms sale.
“There are a lot of concerning issues at play here.
“First, by giving money to Iran, the United States is supporting the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.
“Iran uses their money and resources to support groups like Hezbollah, Hamas, and other radical terrorist groups in Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
“Iran is no friend of the United States, and their efforts have resulted in the deaths of U.S. citizens and service members. So why in the world is the United States sending them cash payments in the first place?
“Second, the United States should never pay a ransom. I know they claim that the $1.7 billion payment was a ‘settlement,’ but let’s get real for a minute. The payment was made on the exact same day the Americans were released.
“Let’s look in the dictionary for a minute. Ransom is defined as ‘a sum of money or other payment demanded or paid for the release of a prisoner.’ That is exactly what happened here.
“Iran knows it was a ransom payment. An Iranian general is quoted as saying that ‘the money was returned for the freedom of the U.S. spy and it was not related to the [nuclear] negotiations.’
“So Iran knows it was a ransom, the American people know it was ransom. Well how about the State Department?
“When pushed on this topic by the media, a Statement Department spokesman said that it wasn’t ransom but rather ‘leverage.’ What is the difference?
“The American prisoners in Iran were not released until the cash payments occurred. You can try to hide the truth by calling it ‘leverage’ or a ‘coincidence.’ But the fact is this payment was a ransom.
“Just ask the Obama Justice Department. Press reports indicate that Assistant Attorney General John Carlin raised the concern that the cash payment to Iran would send a signal to Iran and the world that the U.S. had changed its ransom policy.
“This isn’t some radical conspiracy theory we are talking about here. This is the exact same concern raised by President Obama’s own Justice Department.
“Since this ransom payment occurred, Iran has detained several more foreign citizens, including Americans, French, British, and Canadian citizens. Sadly, I expect our Iranian friends are already making their ransom demands.
“The third major concern I have is that the payments were clearly done in way to hide them from the American public. The payments were made in cash.
“According to an international body responsible for combating money laundering known as the Financial Action Task Force, the ‘physical transportation of currency’ is ‘one of the main methods used to move criminal assets, launder money and finance terrorism.’
“If this whole ordeal was public and on the ‘up and up,’ then why did the U.S. make this payment in cash?
“Now, the Obama Administration originally said that the payment had to be in cash because financial sanctions prevent us from engaging in wire transfers with Iranian banks.
“Well, turns out that isn’t true. In fact, on at least two occasions, the U.S. has made wire transfers to the Iranian government.
“According to Politico, in July 2015, the U.S. sent Iran approximately $848,000 to settle a claim over architectural drawings. The wire transfers didn’t stop there though. The U.S. wired Iran almost $10 million in April of this year to pay for 32 metric tons of heavy water.
“Here is another issue with the cash payments: Iran has a track record of money laundering and making cash payments will result in it being even harder to track their illicit activity.
“Cash does not have an electronic signature, so the money could eventually become untraceable. This will make it almost impossible for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to track where the money is going.
“In other words, the cash could be transferred to a group like Hamas or Hezbollah and the United States may never know. That is deeply troubling.
“So, Mr. Speaker, this legislation makes one thing crystal clear: the United States government is not in the business of paying ransom.
“Specific to Iran, the legislation would prohibit future cash payments to Iran until the nation stops sponsoring terrorism and is no longer involved in money laundering.
“To boost transparency and accountability, the legislation also requires 30-day Congressional notification and review of any future settlements related to the U.S. Iran Claims Tribunal. This way Congress will have an opportunity to review any future payments instead of them being secretly executed in the dark of night.
“Ultimately, the United States cannot continue to give in to Iran. Whether it is their nuclear program or their kidnapping of U.S. citizens, we simply cannot keep making ‘deals’ with Iran in which the Ayatollah benefits and the American people suffer.
“We need to stop empowering Iran and instead start weakening them. We must stop giving in to Iran and start standing up to Iran. By putting our foot down, the American people and our allies in the Middle East will be safer and stronger.”Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today announced a major federal grant for the Daphne Innovation and Science Complex (DISC).
The grant was awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), an agency under the U.S. Department of Commerce. The total EDA investment will be $846,583.
Byrne said: “I am pleased to see yet another federal grant being award to help boost economic development in Southwest Alabama. The DISC project is an important tool to help spur growth in the technology and science industry on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. I am committed to continuing to assist with this project as it moves forward.”
The DISC project will help promote job creation in the technology and science sector, as well as enhancing growth in the aviation, aerospace, maritime, and healthcare industries in Southwest Alabama.
According to EDA, their grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the application’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility, and the availability of funds.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 Rules, 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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