One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the world’s largest, deadliest, and costliest war to that date drew to an end. The guns that boomed over field and forest in Europe fell silent.
World War I was over.
Over 116,000 Americans had lost their lives.
At a recent church service, the sermon focused on the 12th chapter of Mark’s Gospel, which describes Jesus’ answer to a question from a scribe about which Commandment is “first of all.” Jesus replies with the Shema: “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your streng
This past week, I had the pleasure of visiting many fine farmers and foresters throughout Southwest Alabama to learn more about the incredible work they do on a daily basis. This was part of my annual “Ag Matters” agricultural tour, which brings me to farms and forests in each of the six counties that make up Alabama’s First Congressional District.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) recently introduced legislation to create a pathway toward securing our borders by building a wall on the southern border of the United States.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will launch his Fourth Annual “Ag Matters” Tour of farms and timberland throughout the First Congressional District on October 23rd and October 24th. The “Ag Matters” tour will draw attention to the important impact agriculture has on Alabama’s economy and highlight some of the major issues facing Alabama’s farmers and foresters.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will hold three town hall meetings around Southwest Alabama in the month of October. The town hall meetings will be held in Lillian (10/22), Saraland (10/25) and Bayou La Batre (10/29).
There are very few places in the United States that can boast the sort of diverse infrastructure we have here in Alabama. There are 11 interstates, over 3,000 miles of freight rail, 5 commercial airports, and more than 132,000 miles of rivers and stream channels in our state.
One of the things we pride ourselves on as Alabamians is taking care of each other. Not only should this mean we take care of those we know or our next-door neighbors, it should also mean taking care of all those throughout our region, especially those experiencing hardships.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee, led 83 of his House colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta calling for the modernization of the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.
The 113th United States Congress began on January 3, 2013.