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

May 28, 2017 Blog

Ryan Owens was like many other high school students at Illinois Valley Central High School. He was a huge sports fan and excellent athlete who played on different teams throughout his childhood.  

Unlike other high school students, Ryan did not spend his time preparing for college or the workforce. Instead, he dreamed of something bigger than that. He dreamed of becoming a Navy SEAL. As one of Ryan’s high school friends put it, “He always talked about the greatest thing he could do was serve his country.”

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) voted today in favor of a government funding bill for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017. 

Apr 30, 2017 Blog

We are now over 100 days into the Trump Presidency and this era of unified Republican government. Despite what some in the mainstream media may say, a lot has been accomplished.

In fact, more bills have been signed into law by President Trump in his First 100 Days than any President since Harry Truman. Many of these bills have focused on rolling back costly and unnecessary government regulations. All told, cutting these regulations is estimated to save around $18 billion a year.

Apr 6, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to U.S. airstrikes in Syria.

Byrne said: "President Trump was right to respond to Assad's barbaric and inhumane actions against men, women, and children in Syria. It appears the strikes were targeted and successful, and I want to share my gratitude and appreciation with the service members  who planned and executed the strikes.

Apr 6, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to U.S. airstrikes in Syria.

Byrne said: "President Trump was right to respond to Assad's barbaric and inhumane actions against men, women, and children in Syria. It appears the strikes were targeted and successful, and I want to share my gratitude and appreciation with the service members  who planned and executed the strikes.

Mar 12, 2017 Blog

Over the last five years, our nation’s military has seen funding cuts while being asked to do more and more around the globe. This has resulted in a severe readiness crisis.

For example, some of our Marines have been forced to get parts for their F-18s off of planes in a museum. That is simply absurd and deeply troubling.

Just as bad, less than one-third of Army forces are at acceptable readiness levels for ground combat. And our pilots are getting less training than many of our adversaries.

Mar 8, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today voted in favor of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017.

The bill includes funding for three more Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), which are built in part by Austal USA. Austal employs over 4,000 people at their shipyard in Mobile.

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.