At this very moment, the national debt sits at over $18 trillion dollars, and it shows no signs of going down anytime soon. Our spending problems are reaching crisis level, and we are set to leave behind a catastrophe for the next generation.
Take my grandson MacGuire for example. Before his first birthday, his share of the national debt is already over $40,000. We cannot turn a blind eye to this problem and pretend that it will just get better. Congress must get serious about reining in spending.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted against legislation that would fund the nation’s highway system through October 29 and take $3 billion from the VA Choice Card program to solve other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
H.R. 3236, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act, passed the House today by a vote of 385 to 34. Congressman Byrne could not support the legislation because it only offered short-term fixes to address serious issues.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today outlined how out-of-control federal spending is reaching crisis level and could result in a catastrophe for the next generation.
Congressman Byrne talked specifically about means based entitlement programs, which include Medicaid, Obamacare, food stamps, and other welfare programs. Byrne noted that spending on these programs has ballooned in recent years, despite improvements in the economy.Read More
As the proud father of four children (and a new grandfather), I have great appreciation for the value of a human life. Every child deserves the opportunity to live a long and prosperous life.
That’s why I was so angered by a recent video in which abortion doctors from Planned Parenthood talked casually about harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted to cut off grant funding to “sanctuary cities” who refuse to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today spoke out in favor of two bills designed to ease the regulatory burden on the American people.
Congressman Byrne’s remarks came while he was managing debate on the rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015, and H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015.Read More
Over the past 20 months, the United States, China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, and Germany all took part in talks with Iran over the future of their nuclear program. The talks were defined by missed deadline after missed deadline and lots of conflicting reports.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted against a short-term funding patch for the Highway Trust Fund and insisted that Congress instead come up with a long-term funding solution for our nation’s highway system.
Byrne said: “At some point we have to draw the line on these short-term highway funding bills, and I think that time has come. By continually putting off tough decisions, we are being fiscally irresponsible and making it impossible to move forward with large scale infrastructure projects like the I-10 bridge over the Mobile River.Read More
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the announced nuclear agreement between the United States, Iran, France, China, United Kingdom, Russia, and Germany.
Byrne said: “From the start of these talks I have warned that President Obama and his negotiating team were desperate for a foreign policy victory, and I fear the safety of Americans and our allies in the Middle East will be at greater risk because of this deal.Read More
Whether you are from Brewton, Frisco City, or Robertsdale, you probably remember the summer of 2010 and the BP oil spill. The scenes on our Alabama beaches were heartbreaking as oil glistened in the water and tarballs washed ashore.
From the waitress at the restaurant in Atmore to the gas station owner in Loxley, families and small businesses from throughout Southwest Alabama were negatively impacted by the lack of tourism. Many parts of our area are still dealing with economic and environmental challenges brought on by the oil spill.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.
Instead of cutting the #ChoiceCard program, Congress should be expanding it to give more veterans the option of private care.
Too many veterans are stuck in the failing #VA system, and they deserve access to private doctors and hospitals.
On Friday Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for their newest Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV): the USNS Carson City. The JHSV is a versatile
Check out this cool story and video about the oyster farming being done on Alabama's Gulf Coast. The Shellfish Laboratory at Auburn University
Today is the last day for two of my summer interns: Jill and Cole. Jill's family is from Mobile, and she is a student at the University of Texas.
President Obama talks a lot about wanting to help fix the problems in the VA system, but he recently threatened to veto a bill designed to make
Did you catch the Gulf Shores Lifeguards this morning on Good Morning America? They won the Lifeguard Surf & Turf contest! I am always excited