Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Federal Spending

We must stand up to bloated federal spending and unbalanced budgets. I support a Balanced Budget Amendment to get federal spending under control. I also have introduced the Sunset Act, which would get rid of unnecessary and wasteful federal agencies and departments. The culture of spending in Washington must be stopped starting with reforms to wasteful federal programs.

More on Federal Spending

Sep 17, 2017 Blog

Arguably, Congress’s most important power is the power of the purse.  Through funding bills, Congress has an important opportunity to set the direction of the government. Founding Father James Madison called it “the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people”. 

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after voting in the favor of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. The bill provides funding for the entire federal government for Fiscal Year 2018.

Byrne said: “The House has now done our job and passed all twelve of the government funding bills before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th. This funding bill reflects the will of the House and makes tough choices regarding funding priorities.

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after voting against a legislative package including a three month Continuing Resolution to fund the government, a three month increase in the debt ceiling, and a three month extension of the flood insurance program.

Jul 30, 2017 Blog

There has been a lot of noise coming out of Washington and in the national news media. If you listen to all the noise, you would think the only thing happening in our nation’s capital is staffing drama at the White House and an ongoing Russia investigation.

Those topics consume the national headlines day in and day out. Sadly, that narrative does not match the reality of what is happening in the House of Representatives. In fact, we are getting our work done and following through on our promises.

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 11, 2017 Blog

Last week in Washington, all eyes were on the Senate Intelligence Committee where former FBI Director James Comey was sent to testify. The hearing was a media circus. News outlets used countdown clocks in the lead up to the “big moment.”

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.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) voted today in favor of a government funding bill for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017. 

Mar 16, 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: “I applaud President Trump and his administration for their commitment to scaling back the federal government. It is critical that we roll back the federal bureaucracy and ensure taxpayer money is being used in an efficient and effective manner. I am also pleased to see the President focus on increasing funding for our nation’s military.

Jan 4, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today introduced House Joint Resolution 14, a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.

The bill marks the first piece of legislation introduced by Congressman Byrne in the 115th Congress, which officially convened on January 3rd.