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.

More on Education

Apr 12, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today issued the following statement in response to Finis St. John, IV, being named chancellor of the University of Alabama System on Friday during a meeting of its board of trustees.

Mar 31, 2019 Blog

There is an old expression that goes, “the worst day of fishing beats the best day of working.”

As an avid fisherman myself, I can certainly understand the feeling behind that saying.

But, sometimes, fishing is the worst thing to be doing, especially when there is important work to be done.

This past week, in the wake of the Mueller report finally being completed, Democrats hung the “Gone Fishin’” sign outside the Capitol.

Mar 21, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, today praised an Executive Order from President Trump protecting students First Amendment rights on college campuses.

Mar 14, 2019 Press Release

An education policy proposal introduced by Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) was included in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.

Mar 10, 2019 Blog

“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.

Feb 28, 2019 Press Release

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.

Jan 6, 2019 Blog

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.

Dec 30, 2018 Blog

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.

Oct 2, 2018 Press Release

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.

Oct 1, 2018 Press Release

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.