We must invest in an "all-of-the-above energy" energy strategy which helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil. We should continue to responsibly grow and expand offshore energy production in the Gulf. A strong energy strategy leads to smaller energy bills for families and more jobs for Americans.
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In Alabama, we have a lot to be proud of. From our best-in-the-nation Pre-K programs to our championship caliber football teams to our booming economy, there is no shortage of things for our residents to take pride in.
One thing we often forget is our outstanding natural resources. From our forests to our waters, Alabama is blessed with an abundance of natural resources that provide a diverse base from which we can produce energy. It is very easy to take for granted our easy access to and the reliability of energy in Alabama.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that the Department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States --76,967,935 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Those were the words of President Donald Trump during a recent ceremony in the White House Rose Garden to announce he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord.
The United States should have never entered into the agreement in the first place, and I applaud President Trump for getting us out of the rotten deal.
Rolling back regulations, rules, and red tape that are limiting opportunities for the American people and small businesses has been an important priority for me in Congress. But what exactly is being done about it?
Well, there is actually a little known and little used law that allows Congress to remove certain government regulations.
In 1996, Republicans passed something known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The CRA is a tool that allows Congress to review rules and overturn harmful ones issued by federal agencies.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today highlighted action in the House of Representatives to roll back costly, burdensome, and unnecessary government regulations.
Congress is using an expedited process established under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to do away with these regulations. The Congressional Review Act allows Congress to pass a resolution of disapproval that prevents a federal agency from implementing a rule without Congressional authorization.
I am so proud to live on the Gulf Coast. From our delicious food to the abundant natural resources, our part of the country is unlike any other.
My family has called this area home since the 1780s. My family has always enjoyed fishing, swimming, boating, and just spending time on the Gulf. It has become a way of life for my family, just like it has for so many others.
For some people, the Gulf also provides for economic well-being, whether through the commercial seafood industry or our booming tourism industry.
From health care to national security, people are worried about the direction our country is headed. That is certainly what I hear at my town hall meetings in Southwest Alabama, but the same is true all around the United States. According to Real Clear Politics, 65% of Americans believe our country is headed in the wrong direction.
When you are frustrated, it is simple to spend all your time complaining about what is wrong. In other words, it is easy to be against something.
Last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin orchestrated a major power play in an effort to exert control over Ukraine, a sovereign nation to Russia’s west. After the citizens of Ukraine ousted their Russian-backed president, Putin sent Russian troops into Ukraine and eventually annexed a portion of Ukraine, known as Crimea.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted in favor of legislation to end the ban on crude oil exports. Earlier in the week, Byrne spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about the economic and national security benefits of ending the decades-old ban.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today spoke out in favor of two bills designed to ease the regulatory burden on the American people.
Congressman Byrne’s remarks came while he was managing debate on the rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015, and H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015.