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

Jan 13, 2020 Blog

You may not have known his name, but the most dangerous man in the Middle East has finally received justice for a lifetime of brutality.

Before being taken out by an American airstrike, Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was a Major General in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and commander of its extra-military, clandestine Quds Force. He left his stain on this world by organizing, training and leading terrorist groups across the Middle East and beyond.

The blood on his hands included that of at least 600 Americans and thousands more.

Jan 9, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) released the following statement following the House’s adoption of a politically motivated war powers resolution designed to discredit President Trump for using his Constitutional powers to eliminate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) released the following statement after the House passed the hyper-partisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“The open warfare inside the House Democratic Caucus is now jeopardizing our national security. Instead of continuing a 58-year tradition of passing a bipartisan defense authorization bill, Democrats spent this week jamming through dozens of Democratic amendments to make an already weak bill more appealing to progressives who care more about liberal ideology than defending American interests.

Jun 13, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) released the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee reported the National Defense Authorization Act out of committee by a vote of 33 to 24.

May 15, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne released the following statement after the U.S. Army’s Materiel Command selected the Anniston Army Depot as the primary location for Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (AMPV) repairs.

Feb 26, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted against a resolution that would prohibit President Donald Trump from declaring a national emergency at the southern border.

Congressman Byrne said: “Democrats are trying every trick in the book to stop President Trump from securing our southern border. It is very disappointing that Democrats are so committed to attacking our President that they are refusing to support commonsense border security measures, like building a wall.

Feb 18, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today announced his service academy nominations. As a Member of Congress, Congressman Byrne can nominate students from Alabama’s First Congressional District for appointment to the United States Air Force, Naval, Military (West Point), and Merchant Marine Academies.

Feb 17, 2019 Blog

Before the new Congress began at the start of this year, I made a prediction: with the new Democrat majority, we could expect crazy season from the left, with Democrat members taking every chance they could to undermine President Trump.

I don’t claim to have a crystal ball, but I think I hit the nail on the head in this case.

So far in just the first month and a half of the 116th Congress, the Democrat Party has become the Obstructionist Party: they have stood in the way of strong national security measures, our American values, and President Trump.

Feb 14, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency regarding the situation at the southern border.

Byrne said: “I wish it hadn’t come to this point, but the Democrats have left President Trump with no choice. There is a true crisis at the southern border, and I support President Trump 100% in this decision because border security is national security.” 

Feb 3, 2019 Blog

One of the highest honors from my time in Congress has been the many interactions I’ve had with members of our nation’s armed forces and our veterans.

Throughout the long history of the United States, countless Americans have served our country honorably in the military. Many made the ultimate sacrifice.