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.

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Jul 29, 2018 Blog

Imagine the scenario: a massive earthquake strikes an impoverished island country. It is followed up by multiple aftershocks and a tsunami. Countless lives are lost and thousands more are injured. The United States and partner nations are called in to respond and help get the nation back on its feet.

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today applauded passage of the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. The NDAA sets policy and authorizes funding for the entire U.S. military. The bill passed by a strong bipartisan vote of 359 to 54.

Congressman Byrne played a leading role in the bill, as a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a member of the House-Senate Conference Committee established to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the NDAA.

Jul 18, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) recently spoke out in support of passing the Fiscal Year 2019 defense appropriations bill on time and warned about the harm of another short-term continuing resolution on our military.

Jul 15, 2018 Blog

Two years ago, I joined other Republican House members in unveiling our “Better Way” agenda. The agenda covered everything from national security to tax reform to the economy. It was a bold vision about a different path for America that wasn’t driven by a larger, more powerful federal government. Instead, we advocated for a better way where we got government out of the way and allowed the American people to flourish.

Jun 28, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted in favor of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The bill passed the House on a bipartisan vote of 359 to 49.

Earlier this year, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes defense programs. The Defense Appropriations Act provides the actual funding to support the policy and authorizations included in the NDAA.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

 On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, a bill which Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) says brings good news for Alabama. Byrne serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where he is Vice Chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee.

The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 351 to 66.

May 10, 2018 Press Release

Early Thursday morning, the House Armed Services Committee approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, a bill which Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) says brings good news for Alabama.

The NDAA sets policy and authorizes funding for the entire United States military, and it must be passed each year. This year’s NDAA passed out of the House Armed Services Committee by a strong bipartisan vote of 60 to 1.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

Congressman Byrne said: “President Obama’s decision to enter into the nuclear ‘deal’ with Iran was the biggest U.S. foreign policy mistake since the end of World War I, and it has not made America or the world a safer place. President Trump is right to exit the deal and hold Iran accountable for their reckless and dangerous actions.

Apr 20, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement regarding the relationship between the United States and Cuba and the potential opportunities under a new Cuban president.  Miguel Díaz-Canel was officially named as the new leader of Cuba on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Apr 13, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement regarding military action in Syria.

Congressman Byrne said: “President Trump is right to respond to the horrific use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria, and it is notable that two of our strongest allies have joined us in our response.  I also join President Trump in calling on Russia and Iran to reject the Assad regime’s barbaric actions.