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) issued the following statement in response to the City of Daphne receiving a $1.5 million grant from the Economic Development Administration to fund additional infrastructure improvements to serve the Daphne Innovation and Science Complex (DISC).
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, today celebrated passage of a landmark career and technical education (CTE) reform bill.
H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, makes reforms to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to ensure more Americans enter the workforce with the skills they need to find a good-paying job in an in-demand skill area.
Two years ago, I joined other Republican House members in unveiling our “Better Way” agenda. The agenda covered everything from national security to tax reform to the economy. It was a bold vision about a different path for America that wasn’t driven by a larger, more powerful federal government. Instead, we advocated for a better way where we got government out of the way and allowed the American people to flourish.
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.
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.