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), Chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee, today called on the Senate to pass his bill, the Save Local Business Act.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after voting in favor of the government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2018.
Today, Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) visited Overseas Hardwoods Company in Stockton, Alabama and helped hand out bonus checks to their employees. The bonuses come in response to passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December.
All non-management employees received a $1,000 bonus, and the company also announced plans to expand their business operation.
No matter the size of the business, the number of workers it employs, or the industry it supports, workplace safety is the responsibility and should be a chief priority of all businesses. Every worker deserves a safe and healthy workplace.
When I voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last year, I did so with a key principle in mind: money is better off in the hands of the American people than the coffers of the federal government.
Our pro-growth bill cut taxes for people from every walk of life. Whether it was the small business owner from Brewton, the single mom from Monroeville, or the retired couple in Foley, our tax reform bill was all about putting more money in your pocket.
Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump came before Congress and the American people to deliver his first State of the Union Address. President Trump presented an optimistic, unifying vision for the United States and called on Republicans and Democrats to work together for the betterment of America.
Many people have described the speech as a “pep rally for America,” and I tend to agree with that analysis. President Trump highlighted several things that make our country so great, but he also didn’t shy away from the challenges we still face.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address.
Congressman Byrne said: “The ‘state of our Union’ is strong. From a booming economy to greater respect around the globe, President Trump, his administration, and Congress have been able to turn our country around in a very short period of time. The good news is that things are just getting started.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling in favor of Bombardier in their ongoing dispute with Boeing over production of their C Series aircraft. Last year, Airbus and Bombardier announced a new partnership to build the C Series aircraft in Mobile. The new partnership will serve U.S. customers.
Approximately 46 million people call rural America home, according to information from the Department of Agriculture. These rural communities make up the backbone of our state and play a substantial role in the overall American economy.
Unfortunately, rural communities are facing some serious challenges. For the first time on record, the rural population in our country is shrinking. Job growth since 2011 has been below that of urban areas, and the economic recovery has been much slower for rural areas.
Last week, we recapped major highlights from the past year, so this week I want to look ahead at some of the important things to watch for in 2018.
2018 is an election year, and the midterm elections for all House members and the one-third of the United States Senate will be held in November. I expect a very busy legislative session in the run-up to the midterms.