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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Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today expressed his concerns about recent actions by China in Africa, specifically actions in the Republic of Djibouti.
Djibouti recently illegally seized control of the Doraleh port terminal by presidential decree, and some reports indicate Djibouti plans to gift the facility to the Chinese government. Congressman Byrne fears this aggressive expansion into Africa could hinder U.S. military and intelligence efforts to operate in the strategic choke point in the Horn of Africa.
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.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after voting in favor of legislation to end dangerous budget cuts to our military.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address.
Congressman Byrne said: “The ‘state of our Union’ is strong. From a booming economy to greater respect around the globe, President Trump, his administration, and Congress have been able to turn our country around in a very short period of time. The good news is that things are just getting started.
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.
Last week, we recapped major highlights from the past year, so this week I want to look ahead at some of the important things to watch for in 2018.
2018 is an election year, and the midterm elections for all House members and the one-third of the United States Senate will be held in November. I expect a very busy legislative session in the run-up to the midterms.
As we head into 2018, I want to take a minute to look back at some of the highlights from a very busy and productive 2017.
2017 marked the start of a new era in Washington, D.C. as President Donald Trump was sworn in. With the House and the Senate both in Republican hands, this led to the rare occurrence of a totally unified federal government.
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.
I understand why people are so frustrated with politics these days. The American people want action, and it may not seem like much is actually getting accomplished. I share those concerns, but my frustration is not connected to my work in the House of Representatives. Despite the media’s infatuation with relitigating the 2016 election, there are very substantive bills that pass out of the House almost every week.
Yesterday, Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced bipartisan legislation that would place jurisdiction over war powers issues, including authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF), under the Congressional Armed Services Committees. These matters are currently under the jurisdiction of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.