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  • Brat Votes to Rollback Job-Killing Obama Regulation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after voting in favor of a resolution of disapproval in the House of Representatives to repeal the Obama Administration’s Stream Protection Rule. H. J. Res 38 uses a tool called the Congressional Review Act to overturn last minute regulations issued from the previous administration under an expedited process. The stream protection rule was issued in the last several weeks of the Obama Administration and if implemented, would rewrite 4... Read more

  • Brat Leads Letter in Support of Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Opportunity

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after leading a letter signed by 15 members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) in support of Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary: "Too many children in America are locked into failing schools because they live in the wrong zip code. Betsy DeVos is the person to change that. She will end the status quo and return pow... Read more

  • Brat on the CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook Report
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook: "Today's report from the Congressional Budget Office underscores how out-of-control spending in Washington has gotten as a result of President Obama's failed policies. Our national debt is projected to reach a staggering $30 trillion by 2027, while the economy is projected to grow at a sluggish 1.9 percent. Luckily, with President Trump at the helm, ... Read more

  • Brat Reintroduces Bill to Hold Immigration Authority Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after reintroducing the Use Spending for Congressional Immigration Supervision Act, which makes the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) subject to appropriations instead of being able to fund itself directly through user fees: "Now, with a new administration in the White House, it is more important than ever that Congress reasserts the power of the purse and holds government agencies accountable. While most agencies are subj... Read more

  • Brat to Chair Small Business Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after being named Chairman of the Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access Subcommittee: "I am thrilled by the opportunity to chair the Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access Subcommittee. We have such a unique opportunity to provide regulatory relief for small businesses, and to slash the ever-growing maze of regulations that have burdened them for the past eight years. I am excited about getting to work to help small businesses ar... Read more

  • Brat Votes to Begin Obamacare Repeal Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to begin the repeal process for Obamacare: "Today’s vote was not easy for me because it pits many of the principles I hold dear against the ability to repeal Obamacare. I believe that a full repeal of Obamacare is necessary in order to begin to unravel its stranglehold on our small businesses, families, healthcare, and one-fifth of the economy. President Obama promised that the Affordable Care ... Read more

  • Brat Votes for Regulatory Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017: "Very few people know how to navigate the punishing maze of regulations and rules against small businesses that the executive branch imposed over the last several years. Today's important legislation will create transparency and accountability so as that agencies will be accountable for the true cost or negative burdens their rules impose on the economy and the Americ... Read more

  • Brat Votes to REIN In Executive Branch
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017, and H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act to limit the executive branch from usurping Congressional authority to create new rules and regulations: "By passing this critical legislation, Congress is ensuring that last-minute Obama administration regulations do not usurp the power of Congress to create laws. The Midnight ... Read more

  • Brat, Flake Reintroduce HSA Expansion Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) introduced H.R. 247 the Health Savings Account Expansion Act. A companion bill was also introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) "American workers and families deserve the best health coverage, care and options tailored for their specific needs," said Rep. Dave Brat. "This bill equalizes the tax treatment for health insurance and care between different ways of paying for it. Instead of having to get coverage approved from the governmen... Read more

  • Rep. Brat on the 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON,D.C. - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement regarding the beginning of the 115th Congress: "I'm excited about the opportunities that lay before the 115th Congress. Now that the country is united behind Republican leadership in the House, Senate, and White House, we can begin moving quickly on a positive agenda that will unite this country and get Americans working again. I always ask for a commitment from leadership to pursue the agenda I was sent by my constituents to wo... Read more

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