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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An education policy proposal introduced by Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) was included in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
This question is probably the single most-asked question of any child throughout the world. Here in the United States, many children are able to achieve their dreams through hard work, dedication, and a quality education.
But, for some here in our own country, hard work and dedication are not enough when it comes to circumstances out of their control like where they live or how much their family makes. Too many students find themselves stuck in failing schools.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today announced the introduction of the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act. This legislation will give students and parents in Alabama and around the country the freedom they deserve to make educational decisions that are right for them.
With 2018 behind us, it is time to start looking at what you can expect from Washington in 2019. Under Republican leadership, we in Congress aimed to make America better off, and thanks to our many victories through conservative policies, we accomplished that goal.
Under Democrat control, there is no telling what craziness will come out of the House of Representatives.
2018 was a landmark year in many ways for Alabama and the United States. From defense funding to town halls, agriculture to Red Snapper, there was much to celebrate this year and much to anticipate in the next. Join me as we take a look back at the past year.
I kicked things off in January by celebrating my 100th Town Hall Meeting in Grove Hill. I always enjoy meeting the folks in our area and hearing about the issues that matter most to them. This year, I hosted 25 town hall meetings throughout Southwest Alabama.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement in response to the City of Mobile, the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency, and the Alabama State Department of Education receiving grants from the Department of Justice to support school safety.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) recently honored Dr. Gary Branch, former President of Coastal Alabama Community College, on his retirement after 37 years leading the school.
In the official Congressional Record, Byrne recognized the remarkable achievements of Dr. Branch throughout his nearly four decades of service to Southwest Alabama. Under Dr. Branch, Coastal Alabama Community College (CACC) has truly become a leading example of post-secondary education throughout the state and the country.
The House returns to session this week after the month-long August District Work Period, and there are many important legislative items that need our attention.
August was a busy time back in Southwest Alabama listening to the people I have the honor of representing. I appreciate all those who took time to visit my office, attend a town hall meeting, or host me at their business. I look forward to taking back all I learned to Washington as we address the range of issues before us.
Over the next few weeks, students across Southwest Alabama will head back to school. The start of a new school year always comes with special emotions for students, parents, and teachers.
In Washington, I am the only Member of Congress from Alabama who serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, which has jurisdiction over K-12 education. Through this position, I am able to advocate for our local teachers, students, and parents.
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.