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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Teachers hardly get the credit they deserve for the challenging jobs they do every day. Not only do they educate our children, but teachers also provide guidance, support, and serve as positive role models for the next generation. Their efforts and sacrifices should not go unnoticed.
America’s Armed Forces are made up of young men and women who bravely answered the call of service and have accepted the challenge of defending our great nation.
As a Member of Congress, I have the distinct privilege each year of nominating outstanding young individuals from Southwest Alabama to attend our nation’s military service academies. This process of nominating the next generation of servicemen and women is one of the most rewarding parts of being a Congressman.
For much of the year, the safety of our students rests in the hands of the faculty, staff, and resource officers at our schools. Without a shadow of a doubt, the people who know best how to protect our schools are the teachers, parents, administrators, police officers, and students in their own communities.
In February, the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida resonated throughout our communities, highlighting a disturbing trend of individuals who clearly show signs of grave mental instability falling through the cracks.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Congressman John Delaney (D-MD) have introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal the excise tax on endowments that was included in the tax reform bill signed into law last year. The tax bill passed last year creates a 1.4% excise tax on net endowment income for institutions with large endowments. Because the legislation did not include threshold adjustments for inflation, it is likely that more and more institutions will be subject to the tax in the future.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, today commended President Donald Trump’s appointment of Johnny Taylor to serve as Chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.