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

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.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018.

Byrne said: “Overall, I believe President Trump’s budget is a step in the right direction toward cutting wasteful spending, right-sizing the federal bureaucracy, and rolling back government overreach. At the same time, there are some proposals that Congress must closely examine.

Mar 9, 2017 Blog

Much has been made recently about the new Secretary of Education, Besty DeVos, and the future of our nation's education system. As a lifelong education reform advocate, I welcome the focus on education and the conversation about ways to improve educational opportunities for our students.

Feb 24, 2017 Press Release

Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus co-chairs Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) reintroduced the HBCU Capital Financing Act last week and re-launched the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus in the 115th Congress.

Jan 26, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus, praised the creation of the new Center for Advancing Opportunity.

The Center for Advancing Opportunity will focus on expanding educational, social, and economic opportunities for fragile communities through original research and direct engagement with residents.  

The Center is a project of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and is supported by a $25.6 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation.

Jan 22, 2017 Blog

When I am not casting a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives or visiting with groups in my office, a large percentage of my time in Washington is spent serving on committees.

There are currently twenty standing committees in the House, and each member of Congress serves on at least one committee. These committees are where much of the legislative work is actually done.