Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Bradley's Blog

Aug 11, 2020 Blog

On August 18, the U.S. will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to our Constitution which guaranteed women’s right to vote.  The women’s suffrage movement in our country began in the 1840s as women abolitionists saw the parallels between the effort to free enslaved Americans and their own desire to vote.

Aug 6, 2020 Blog

Last week was pretty frustrating in Washington.  While the House frittered away at useless Democrat messaging bills which have no chance of passage in the Senate, Speaker Pelosi refused negotiations with the Senate on a $1 trillion dollar bill to address the nation’s ongoing needs as a result of COVID-19.

Jul 27, 2020 Blog

Last week I had a virtual conference with the leaders of the local school systems in our district.  Starting a new school year is a difficult task in the best of times.  Doing so in the middle of a pandemic with the disease spreading as it is now makes this normally difficult job truly daunting.

Jul 21, 2020 Blog

The day I was sworn into Congress, a man I had never met before but had heard a lot about and admired approached me to introduce himself and welcome me to the House.  His name was John Lewis.  He told me he was born and raised in Troy, Alabama, and though he lived and represented a district in Georgia, he still felt a strong connection to our state.  He offered to help me if he could.

Jul 14, 2020 Blog

When the House returns to business next Monday, we will take up the National Defense Authorization Act I wrote about last week.  Then we will take up appropriations bills for next fiscal year, which begins October 1, and likely another Coronavirus bill.

Jul 6, 2020 Blog

Last week, the House Armed Services Committee, which I’m proud to be a member of, passed and sent to the full House the William M.

Jun 29, 2020 Blog

This weekend America will celebrate its 244th birthday.  Unfortunately, we do so in a time of a pandemic, a struggling economy, and violent protests.  But, it’s still our birthday and we should both commemorate and celebrate it.

Jun 23, 2020 Blog

Our brilliant Founders built our democracy upon two different but complimentary pillars.  The first and more obvious pillar is our constitutional system itself, what the writers of the Federalist Papers called the “new science of politics.”  Our representative democracy would not be possible without our revolutionary constitution and the laws that uphold it, separation and enumeration of

Jun 16, 2020 Blog

These last few weeks have riveted the country’s attention on police brutality.  The murder of George Floyd was an atrocity, and unfortunately it’s not the first one.  As we have so often in our history, it’s time for America to respond with appropriate and reasonable reform.  It’s not time to lose our heads, however.

Jun 8, 2020 Blog

First it was the public health experts whose projections were wrong about COVID-19.  They predicted far more spread of the disease, and death from it, than we have actually experienced.  They also predicted that those states which opened up before others would have a widespread breakout and a spike of hospitalization, and that hasn’t happened either.