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

Oct 14, 2018 Blog

There are very few places in the United States that can boast the sort of diverse infrastructure we have here in Alabama. There are 11 interstates, over 3,000 miles of freight rail, 5 commercial airports, and more than 132,000 miles of rivers and stream channels in our state.

Oct 3, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee, led 83 of his House colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta calling for the modernization of the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Sep 27, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarding a $1,531,346 grant to the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce to help with the acquisition and renovation of the former Threaded Fasteners Building in Mobile to house Innovation PortAL.

Sep 23, 2018 Blog

Since Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last year, the American economy is booming, and Alabama families have more money in their pockets. By lowering taxes and simplifying the tax code, we have unlocked our economic potential and made life better for hardworking Americans.

The economic numbers speak for themselves: higher wages, lower unemployment, more jobs, bigger paychecks, employee bonuses, and much more. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the average family in Southwest Alabama will see their tax bill decrease by $2,187 a year.

Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to issue a new rule regarding the joint-employer standard.

Sep 9, 2018 Blog

When you turn on the TV or log onto your computer these days, you are bombarded with negative news stories about the latest s0-called scandal from Washington.

I’ve said it before, but I believe it is so true: we need to tune out the noise from the national news media and look at what is actually happening. The U.S. military is being rebuilt, and our communities are becoming safer. But, nowhere is the positive direction of our country more apparent than when it comes to the economy.

Sep 5, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) spoke today at a press conference with leadership from the House of Representatives about his “Better Off Now” Town Hall Meeting Tour and lessons he learned while traveling throughout Southwest Alabama.

Jul 27, 2018 Press Release

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).

Jul 25, 2018 Press Release

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.

Jul 15, 2018 Blog

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.