I believe transportation is a fundamental responsibility of Congress outlined in the Constitution. Having a reliable, safe transportation system is critical to economic development and commerce. We have a major transportation need in the heart of the First District: I strongly support construction of a new I-10 bridge over the Mobile River.
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Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump came before Congress and the American people to deliver his first State of the Union Address. President Trump presented an optimistic, unifying vision for the United States and called on Republicans and Democrats to work together for the betterment of America.
Many people have described the speech as a “pep rally for America,” and I tend to agree with that analysis. President Trump highlighted several things that make our country so great, but he also didn’t shy away from the challenges we still face.
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.
I always appreciate the opportunity to get out of Washington, D.C. and spend time with the people I represent in Congress. Our most recent District Work Week was unfortunately cut short by the frivolous government shutdown, but thankfully I was still able to get back to Southwest Alabama for a number of town hall meetings and other important events.
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 (R-AL) today applauded the announcement of two Department of Transportation grants for airports in Southwest Alabama.
Mobile Regional Airport will receive a $2,200,000 grant to rehabilitate runways, reconstruct runway lighting, and acquire aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles. Bay Minette Municipal Airport will receive a $930,000 grant to rehabilitate runways.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) testified before the House Appropriations Committee Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee today in support of the I-10 Bridge project.
In his remarks, Byrne highlighted the challenges posed by the current tunnel system, as well as the serious economic and public safety concerns. He pledged to work with President Trump to boost our nation’s infrastructure.
Over the last few weeks, reporters with television cameras have stood watch in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City to see who is coming and going from meetings with President-elect Donald Trump.
Most of the visitors are there to talk to the President-elect about opportunities to serve in his administration, and based on the announcements so far, it is safe to say that President-elect Trump is putting together a great team.
Last Tuesday, the American people went to the polls to elect the people they want to lead our country, and the outcome of the election was pretty clear.
Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, and Republicans will continue to control both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Complete Republican control of the federal government has only happened 16 out of the past 100 years.
Congressman Bradley Byrne today celebrated news that the City of Mobile will receive a $14,465,044 grant from the federal Department of Transportation for the “One Mobile” project.
The “One Mobile” project will reconstruct Broad and Beauregard Streets. The money comes in the form of a TIGER Discretionary Grant.