Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

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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Feb 4, 2018 Blog

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.

Jan 30, 2018 Press Release

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.

Jan 26, 2018 Press Release

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.

Jan 14, 2018 Blog

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.

Jan 7, 2018 Blog

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.

Jan 5, 2018 Blog

As we head into 2018, I want to take a minute to look back at some of the highlights from a very busy and productive 2017.

2017 marked the start of a new era in Washington, D.C. as President Donald Trump was sworn in. With the House and the Senate both in Republican hands, this led to the rare occurrence of a totally unified federal government.

Dec 24, 2017 Blog

This Christmas, the American people received a gift that isn’t found underneath the tree but will be found in your pocketbook and paychecks over the coming years. I’m talking about passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents the first major overhaul of our nation’s tax code since 1986. The ultimate goal is to grow the American economy and put more money in your pockets. I firmly believe the money is better off in the hands of the American people instead of in the coffers of a bloated federal government.

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne today voted in favor of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill represents the first major overhaul of our tax code since 1986 and will result in lower taxes and a stronger American economy.

For example, the average family of four in Southwest Alabama will see their tax bill decrease by $2,187.

The bill passed by a vote of 227 to 203.

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne this morning delivered a speech in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first major reform of our nation’s tax code since 1986.

The House is expected to vote on the final tax reform package later this afternoon. Click here to read more about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The full transcript of Congressman Byrne’s remarks can be found below.

Congressman Byrne said: “I thank the Chairman for yielding and for his continued leadership.

Dec 15, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne, Chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to today’s decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to overturn the 2015 Browning-Ferris Industries decision that expanded the joint-employer standard.