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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Education is an amazing tool. It can transform the lives of both the young and old. A quality education empowers the powerless and provides opportunities in otherwise bleak circumstances. It can provide a path out of poverty.
I think of Abraham Lincoln, who famously walked miles to borrow books from neighboring towns and farms. Despite being poor, he used what little money he made from farm chores and labor to buy candles. He spent many long nights reading books by dim candlelight to achieve the life he wanted for himself.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) spoke today during an Education and Labor Committee hearing Democrats called “Growing Up in Fear: How the Trump Administration’s Immigration Policies Are Harming Children.” After stumping the Democrat witnesses on the costs of illegal immigration to our schools, Congressman Byrne criticized the Democrats for attacking President Trump for enforcing immigration laws without asking about the cost of failing to enforce the law.
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.
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.
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.
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.