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  • 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

  • Pascrell, Brat, Khanna, Gosar Bill Addresses Abuses in Visa Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Dave Brat (R-VA), Ro Khanna (D-CA), and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) introduced the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017. The legislation would close loopholes in the H-1B and L visa programs to reduce fraud and abuse, provide protections for American workers and visa holders, and require more transparency in the recruitment of foreign workers. This bipartisan legislation would overhaul the H-1B and L-1 visa programs to protect workers and... Read more

  • Rep. Brat: President Trump Sets Optimistic Tone and Aggressive Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Jobs and Economic Growth, National Security, Budget and Fiscal Issues , Tax Reform, Education and Opportunity

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress: “I applaud the optimistic vision and aggressive agenda the President shared in his speech to the American people and Congress tonight. There are real issues facing our country and the Virginia communities I represent. I believe President Trump provided solutions for how we can move our nation forward. We must enact meaningful reforms to promote economic growth. Und... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Chairs First Hearing on the Health of the Small Business Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today Rep. Brat (R-Va.) gaveled in his first hearing as Chairman of the Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access Subcommittee in the 115th Congress. The Subcommittee received testimony from small business leaders and academic researchers on overall economic conditions, the strength of the job market, and challenges small businesses face. As the only member of Congress with a PhD in Economics, Rep. Brat issued the following statement: "In the last eight years, the economy grew at an ... Read more

  • Legislation Cosponsored by Rep. Brat to Ensure Access to VA Records Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) made the following statement after H.R. 512, the WINGMAN Act passed with his support in the House of Representatives on February 13, 2017. Congressman Brat was an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill which will eliminate the burdensome requirement of having the Department of Veterans’ Affairs serve as the middleman for routine casework requests made by certified congressional staff on behalf of local veterans. “With over 55,000 veterans in my district, my offi... Read more

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