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

Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after voting to end the shutdown of the federal government.

Congressman Byrne said: “This shutdown was meaningless and petty. Senate Democrats shut down the federal government over illegal immigration, but thankfully they caved after realizing the blame was squarely on their shoulders.

Jan 20, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to Senate Democrats shutting down the federal government over illegal immigration.

Congressman Byrne said: “The so-called ‘resistance’ and Senate Democrats have shut down the entire federal government and put health care for over 85,000 Alabama children at risk over an unrelated illegal immigration issue. This is petty and ridiculous, and I call on Senate Democrats to stop with the political games, come back to the negotiating table, and join us in passing a funding bill.”

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

Representatives Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Martha Roby (R-AL), Mike Rogers (R-AL), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Mo Brooks (R-AL), and Gary Palmer (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to House passage of H.R. 195, the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, a funding bill to prevent a government shutdown and provide a six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as All Kids in Alabama.

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today delivered a fiery speech from the floor of the House of Representatives urging Congressional Democrats to stop holding military funding hostage to advance their immigration agenda.

Dec 21, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne issued the following statement after voting in favor of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through January 19, 2017.

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.