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  • Rep. Brat Statement on Trump Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON – As a member of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement following the release of President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget: “President Trump’s budget is a serious attempt to bring federal spending under control. During the eight years of the Obama Administration, never once did Democrats even offer a budget that balanced in 75 years or reduced spending. The request sent to Congress by the White House marks a bold and decisive shift away from ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Keeping the Promise to Lower Health Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) made the following statement following the successful passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House of Representatives: “There is no debate that Obamacare is failing under its own weight. Too many Virginia families on Obamacare have seen double-digit premium increases year after year. Just this week Virginia saw another health insurance provider exit the marketplace due to skyrocketing prices, reducing the choices available to Virginia families. ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act: “I could not support this bill because it is a win for Democrats and a loss for Conservatives. This week Senator Schumer was smiling and gloating on every front page. President Trump has even said as much. We have a Republican in the White House and control of both chambers of Congress yet this legislation fails to include key conservative re... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement in Support of Revised Health Care Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) provided the following statement regarding the MacArthur amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA): “The American Health Care Act does not fully repeal Obamacare. It is not the bill I wanted to see considered on the House floor. In fact, I cosponsored a comprehensive Freedom Caucus-backed repeal and replace plan introduced earlier this year. After good faith discussions with both House Leadership and the White House, it became clear that conservatives w... Read more

  • Brat, Cassidy Introduce Legislation to Reverse Offshore Drilling Ban on Federal Land
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) introduced the Outer Continental Shelf Energy Access Now (OCEAN) Act. A companion bill was also introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). This legislation will reverse executive actions issued by the Obama administration to ban millions of acres of federal land from offshore drilling by exploiting the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA). The OCEAN Act would revise OCSLA and slightly modify the Antiquities Act to ensure they are no longer abu... Read more

  • Daines, Brat Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Bring Integrity to Federal Budget Process
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and U.S. Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) today introduced bicameral legislation that would require congressional budgetary scorekeepers to account for interest costs incurred on borrowed funds needed for legislative proposals. The Budgetary Accuracy in Scoring Interest Costs (BASIC) Act will include the cost of debt in both Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) analysis so that Congress can have the full picture of ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat and Rep. Moulton introduce Legislation to Increase Access to U.S. Legal History
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) introduced the bipartisan Statutes at Large Modernization Act, H.R. 1729. This legislation will require the U.S. Statutes at Large to be placed online in a digital and searchable format, just like the U.S. Code. By modernizing these legal statutes, the American people will have easy access to legal and permanent evidence of U.S. laws. Currently the U.S. Statutes at Large are not available online in a searchable, non-proprietary ... Read more

  • Reps. Brat, Titus Introduce Commodity Checkoff Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics

    WASHINGTON - Reps. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and Dina Titus (D-Nev.) introduced the Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act of 2017 (OFF Act) Tuesday. This legislation will work to bring much needed transparency and accountability back to the federal government’s checkoff programs. Checkoff programs operate under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and participation is mandatory. These programs collect funds from small local farmers to the largest factory operated producer for eggs, bee... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) made the following statement after House Leadership pulled from the floor of the House of Representatives the American Health Care Act. "Over the past few days, I joined with conservative colleagues in the House to negotiate in good faith and find common ground with President Trump and White House staff. Those discussions with the President were positive, constructive, and moved the legislation in the right direction. However, the initial construction of this ... Read more

  • Reps. Brat, Murphy, and Knight Introduce Bipartisan Commercial Market Representatives Clarification Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, introduced H.R. 1597, the Commercial Market Representatives Clarification Act of 2017. Rep. Steve Knight (R-Calif.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, also joined as an original cosponsor. This legislation will give a clear job description to Commercial Marketing Repres... Read more

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