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Bradley Byrne

Bradley Byrne is a Republican United States Congressman representing Alabama's First Congressional District. He is married to his wife of more than 30 years (Rebecca) and the father of four children.

Recent Posts:

Questions Linger on Taliban Prisoner Exchange (Bradley Byrne)

June 16, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne     |   Letters to the Editor

Two weeks ago, five mid to high-ranking Taliban officials were exchanged for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held captive in Afghanistan for the past five years. I don’t blame President Obama for wanting to bring home an American prisoner of war, but I do have serious concerns about how it happened. ItContinue Reading

Committee Passage of Fisheries Bill Means Relief (Bradley Byrne)

June 2, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne     |   Letters to the Editor

So often, it seems that Washington operates outside of the realm of common sense. The Red Snapper issue is no different, with the federal government refusing to sample on reefs for this reef fish, hurting our coastal communities. Thankfully, last week the House Natural Resources Committee, of which I am a Member, passed the StrengtheningContinue Reading

A Time to Build (Bradley Byrne)

May 19, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne     |   Letters to the Editor

Last week was National Transportation Week – an excellent opportunity for our community to have a discussion about transportation needs in Southwest Alabama. Most of us agree that our most pressing need is to build a new I-10 bridge that is able to handle increased vehicle traffic as we continue to attract more businesses toContinue Reading

Bipartisan Support for LCS Means Alabama Jobs (Bradley Byrne)

May 12, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne     |   Letters to the Editor

Last week, the House Armed Services Committee considered the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that the committee passes every year to authorize funding and set policy for the military. The scope of this legislation is so wide, it typically takes well over 12 hours to complete committee consideration of the bill. Last Wednesday, weContinue Reading

A Busy District Work Period (Bradley Byrne)

April 27, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne     |   Letters to the Editor

This month, Members of Congress were given an Easter District Work Period of two weeks to travel home and be with their families, but also to spend two weeks hearing directly from their constituents on issues that matter to the future of our country. Every chance I get to spend time at home, I planContinue Reading

Red Snapper Season on the Line (Bradley Byrne)

April 23, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne     |   Letters to the Editor

On March 27, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that the federal government failed to properly regulate the established quotas for Red Snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Based upon this finding, earlier this month the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted in an emergency meeting to shorten theContinue Reading

House Passes Responsible, Balanced Budget (Bradley Byrne)

April 14, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne     |   Letters to the Editor

Our country is on an unsustainable fiscal course. On our current trajectory, the debt will reach nearly 170% of our national Gross Domestic Product by 2040. In just 10 years, we will spend more on servicing the debt than we will on national defense. With China already holding $12.3 trillion of our debt, a 47%Continue Reading

Vibrant Maritime Economy Means Alabama Jobs

April 7, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne     |   Letters to the Editor

“Whoever rules the waves rules the world.” Alfred Thayer Mahan, an American naval strategist and historian once called the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century, wrote these words as he referred to the importance of projecting power abroad through naval dominance. This mantra still holds true today not only as we build ourContinue Reading

Ukraine an Opportunity and a Test (Bradley Byrne)

March 31, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne     |   Letters to the Editor

As the situation in Ukraine has unfolded over the past weeks, I have watched closely as a member of the House Armed Services Committee. I am gravely concerned with developments that continue to expose this Administration’s dangerously anemic foreign policy. Ukraine is a sovereign nation whose people have demonstrated a strong desire to align themselvesContinue Reading

Checks and Balances Crucial for Good Governance (Bradley Byrne)

March 17, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne     |   Letters to the Editor

Last week, the House of Representatives focused our efforts on legislation to target executive overreach, fulfilling our constitutional responsibility as a check on the power of the Executive Branch. The Founding Fathers constructed our government in three branches, giving each the duty and the authority to provide checks on the other, so that no oneContinue Reading