Economy and Jobs
For too long, we have been content to sit back and nibble around the edges of the issues weighing down our economy. The result is a stagnant recovery where wages aren't growing, new investment and jobs are leaving the country, and many are still struggling to find work. I refuse to accept this version of America as ‘the new normal.’ It’s time for bold action. What the country needs now more than ever are leaders that are willing to plant the flag for bold ideas that will move our country forward and put Americans back to work. Obvious ways to improve our economy include approving the Keystone XL pipeline, ending the Obama Administration’s "War on Coal," providing regulatory relief to business, and improving access to capital. These are common-sense proposals, many with bipartisan support, that deserve action today.
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Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today celebrated passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the first major overhaul of our nation’s tax code since 1986. The bill passed by a vote of 227 to 205.
When I ran for Congress, I made clear that I wanted to be a workhorse, not a showhorse. That means my focus has been on actually getting results instead of just talking about problems. We were able to get a big result last week when the House passed my bill, the Save Local Business Act.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Vice-Chairman of the House Seapower Subcommittee, helped secure authorization for the construction of three Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) in the final version of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) released today. The Independence-class version of the LCS is built by Austal USA in Mobile.
The House today passed the Save Local Business Act, a bill introduced by Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL). Byrne serves as Chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee.
Today, Congressmen Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Mike Thompson (D-CA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), and Randy Hultgren (R-IL) introduced the Career Advancement Through New Skills Act, legislation that would incentivize employers to invest in their employees, giving them the necessary training to close the skill gap that exists between employers’ needs and employees in many industries.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to Airbus announcing a new partnership with Bombardier and the addition of a second Final Assembly Line in Mobile.
Last week, the House took a big step toward long overdue tax reform when we passed our budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The budget is important because it opens up the process by which we can bypass a Democrat filibuster and pass tax reform with 51 votes in the Senate.
The Committee on Education and the Workforce today approved legislation from Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) to clarify what constitutes a “joint employer” to provide certainty and stability for workers and job creators.
Byrne’s bill, the Save Local Business Act, was approved out of committee on a 23 to 17 vote. The bill currently has 95 co-sponsors, including bipartisan support from three Democrats.
Byrne serves as Chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to a new $299,995 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The grant will support the Innovation PortAL program, which will use the funds to create, launch, and administer a seed fund for entrepreneurs in the Gulf Coast region.
America has the most powerful Navy the world has ever seen. For centuries, our sailors have provided peace and stability around the globe. With over eighty percent of the world’s population living within sixty miles of the sea and ninety percent of world trade moving by sea, a strong and capable U.S. Navy is critical to a bountiful economy and the wellbeing of humanity.