Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Defense and National Security

There is no greater responsibility of Congress than to provide for the national defense. With our nation's military men and women facing such a wide range of global challenges, it is important we make sure our Armed Forces have the resources to be successful in keeping the American people safe. I have repeatedly pushed back against deep cuts to our military and have actually urged for us to increase the size of our naval fleet. A strong Navy and keeping the sea lanes open is critical to a successful global economy.

More on Defense and National Security

Feb 17, 2017 Press Release

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) recently announced that Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will serve as Vice Chair of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, convened a hearing today to examine federal wage and hour policies in the 21st Century economy. This was Byrne’s first hearing as Chairman.

Feb 12, 2017 Blog

The shipbuilding industry has always been critically important to those of us living on and around the Gulf Coast. Our area has a proud tradition of building warships and supporting the military.

For example, we build the Littoral Combat Ship and Expeditionary Fast Transport at Austal in Mobile. Important military vessels are also built at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula and Eastern Shipbuilding in Panama City.

Feb 1, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding Iran’s recent test of a ballistic missile and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s public comments on the issue.

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and leader on seapower issues, released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Philip Bilden to serve as Secretary of the Navy.

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.

Jan 17, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s decision to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information.

Jan 11, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, addressed the Surface Navy Association’s 29th Annual National Symposium today and stressed the importance of advocating for a larger fleet.

Jan 8, 2017 Blog

The United States has no stronger ally than Israel. Our relationship has always been strong, both economically and militarily. Israel plays an especially important role in helping us combat radical Islamic terrorism in the Middle East.

In other words, Israel serves as a beacon of hope, freedom, and opportunity in a very dangerous part of the world.  That is why support for Israel has always been a bipartisan priority shared by Democrats and Republicans.

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) voted today in favor of House Resolution 11, which objects to the United Nations (UN) Security Resolution relating to Israel. The House resolution calls the UN action an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace.

House Resolution 11 passed on a bipartisan vote of 342 to 80.