Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama


Education is a passion of mine, and I want to see Alabama students lead the nation in academic success. In Congress, I am pushing for policies that return decision-making authority back to the state and local entities. We should empower teachers, administrators, and parents on the front lines to make decisions that fit the needs of each individual child while focusing on lasting reforms that reduce duplicative and ineffective programs.

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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 28, 2018 Blog

I always appreciate the opportunity to get out of Washington, D.C. and spend time with the people I represent in Congress. Our most recent District Work Week was unfortunately cut short by the frivolous government shutdown, but thankfully I was still able to get back to Southwest Alabama for a number of town hall meetings and other important events.

Oct 2, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, today introduced legislation to allow for greater innovation in higher education.

Sep 26, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee and former chancellor of Alabama’s two-year college system, issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ remarks today on free speech and college campuses.

Sep 25, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, attended a special ceremony at the White House today for the signing of a Presidential Memorandum to promote STEM education.

The Presidential Memorandum calls on the Department of Education to devote at least $200 million of its grant funds each year to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, including computer science.

Sep 12, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will host his annual Academy Night on Monday, October 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT.  The annual event brings together students, parents, and teachers from Alabama's First Congressional District to learn more about attending one of our nation's military service academies and the nomination process.

What: Academy Night 2017

Who: Representatives from our nation's military service academies 

When: Monday, October 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT

Aug 31, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, will host Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in Mobile, Ala. to learn more about the range of education opportunities in Southwest Alabama.

During her time in Mobile, Secretary DeVos will visit ACCEL Day and Evening Academy, Alabama’s first tuition-free public charter school; the AIDT Maritime Training Center, which helps train workers for Austal USA and other shipbuilding jobs; and Council Traditional School, a kindergarten through 5th grade school in the Mobile County School System.

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.

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.