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.

More on Economy and Jobs

Sep 21, 2017 Press Release

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.

Aug 13, 2017 Blog

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.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

Today, at a press conference with small business owners and workers, Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and colleagues introduced the Save Local Business Act. The legislation rolls back the extreme joint employer scheme to protect American jobs and entrepreneurship.

Congressman Byrne’s bill has bipartisan support from 29 co-sponsors, including House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC).

Jul 23, 2017 Blog

President Trump recently devoted a week to celebrating the importance of “Made in America” products with special events at the White House. I was pleased to see the President shining a spotlight on the many first-class items produced here in the United States.

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), vice chairman of the House Seapower Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the future of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.

Byrne said: “Last week, the House passed a strong National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorized the construction of three more Littoral Combat Ships. This was a positive development that showed the strong, bipartisan support for this critical Navy program.

Jun 25, 2017 Blog

You have probably read the stories about how Republicans and Democrats can never get along and how it has caused absolutely nothing to get done in Washington. While that may make a good narrative for the media, it is not accurate.

In fact, just this past week, Congress came together in a bipartisan way to pass bills that will help put the American people back to work.

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee, today celebrated passage of  H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act.

The bipartisan bill passed the House this afternoon on a voice vote.

Jun 11, 2017 Blog

Last week in Washington, all eyes were on the Senate Intelligence Committee where former FBI Director James Comey was sent to testify. The hearing was a media circus. News outlets used countdown clocks in the lead up to the “big moment.”

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act.

Jun 4, 2017 Blog

“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Those were the words of President Donald Trump during a recent ceremony in the White House Rose Garden to announce he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord.

The United States should have never entered into the agreement in the first place, and I applaud President Trump for getting us out of the rotten deal.