From flood insurance to Red Snapper to the RESTORE Act, I have made it a priority to advocate on behalf of Coastal Alabamians. As a member of the Coastal Communities Caucus, I have continually fought for Alabama's coastal economy. In fact, I introduced H.R. 981, the Red Snapper Regulatory Refrom Act. This commonsense bill would repeal inflexible quotas and empower the Gulf States.
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Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today announced legislation to ensure members of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard retirees are paid during the current government shutdown.
The bill, known as the Always Ready Act, was formally introduced by Congressman Byrne on January 9th and provides funding for members of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard retirees.
With 2018 behind us, it is time to start looking at what you can expect from Washington in 2019. Under Republican leadership, we in Congress aimed to make America better off, and thanks to our many victories through conservative policies, we accomplished that goal.
Under Democrat control, there is no telling what craziness will come out of the House of Representatives.
2018 was a landmark year in many ways for Alabama and the United States. From defense funding to town halls, agriculture to Red Snapper, there was much to celebrate this year and much to anticipate in the next. Join me as we take a look back at the past year.
I kicked things off in January by celebrating my 100th Town Hall Meeting in Grove Hill. I always enjoy meeting the folks in our area and hearing about the issues that matter most to them. This year, I hosted 25 town hall meetings throughout Southwest Alabama.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today celebrated news that the Army Corps of Engineers is dedicating $4 million to place dredge material in the expanded Sand Island Beneficial Use Area (SIBUA). The Army Corps also obtained environmental clearances to expand the SIBUA.
Congressmen Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement upon learning that NOAA Fisheries published a new rule to increase the annual catch limits and annual catch targets for the Red Snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico.
Some of the greatest sporting events in history have come down to the wire. Those bottom of the ninth, fourth and inches, double overtime plays are what stand out in our memories as the greatest successes or the worst defeats in sports history.
Similarly, we here in Washington are entering our own home stretch of the 115th Congress. It has been a long year filled with many victories for the people of Alabama, but there is still work to be done.
Next year, the game will change completely. With Democrats taking control of the House, things will be different.
I know this may be hard for you to believe, but there was a major, bipartisan victory in Congress last week that failed to gain any of the attention it deserved. I want to highlight some of the progress we made last week and explain why it should matter to those of us back in Alabama.
Last week, both the House and the Senate passed a funding bill that covered three very important parts of our government: military construction and veterans services, energy and water development, and Legislative Branch operations.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) recently threw his support behind H.R. 6771, the Domestic Offshore Energy Reinvestment Act of 2018, which would increase the amount of revenue from oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico that is available to the Gulf states.
The bill, which was introduced by Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA), amends the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) to increase the amount of oil and gas revenue that is made available to Gulf states like Alabama. The bill advanced out of the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an government funding bill for the Department of Interior and related agencies, which includes an amendment from Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) to protect a critical funding source for Gulf Coast states, including Alabama.
Byrne’s amendment would prohibit any efforts to redirect funds allocated under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). GOMESA is the federal legislation that creates a revenue sharing agreement between Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for federal oil revenue from drilling off their coasts.
Down here on the Gulf Coast, fishing is a way of life for many people. It is a tradition that spans generations and is one way we bond with our family and friends.
In fact, some of my fondest memories happened while casting a reel. I remember my father showing me how to bait a hook and teaching me about the patience of waiting for a bite. I enjoy carrying on that tradition with my kids.