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  • 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

  • Survey Question of the Week
    Posted in Survey on July 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    Survey Question of the Week Should Congress limit the immigration of individuals from known hot-spots of terrorism? Every day we are seeing more and more news reports on the growing threat of terrorism. The threat of terrorist attacks have become the new norm for many European countries, especially those who practice open-border immigration policies. I recently took action to combat radical Islamist terrorism and illegal immigration in the United States. These bills are important steps towards p... Read more

  • Brat optimistic on bills to limit immigration, funding for radical Islam
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    Congress is slowly coming around to the need to enhance national security, according to Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, which makes him optimistic about four bills he proposed this month that would tighten immigration controls and cut off funding for terrorist groups. "Even Paul Ryan is messaging this week that we have to crack down on illegal immigration, as he's running his own race," Brat told the Washington Examiner, referring to the primary election campaign Speaker Ryan is waging against conserva... Read more

  • RELEASE: statement from Rep. Dave Brat on the "Detain and Deport" Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) introduced two bills last week, H.R. 5826, the Detain and Deport Act, and H.R. 5825, the Illegal Alien Criminal Notification Act. Read more

  • Rep. Brat introduces 2 Homeland Security anti-terrorism bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    In the wake of the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, Rep. Dave Brat introduced two bills in order to better protect the U.S. homeland from the threat of radical Islamist terrorism. Read more

  • Survey Question of the Week
    Posted in Survey on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Survey Question of the Week Do you support measures to secure the southern border including the construction of a wall? This week I cosponsored H.R. 4034, the Secure Fence Restoration Act of 2015, which would require the entire southwest border fence to be completed by no later than December 31, 2017. This bill also prohibits the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture from restricting the activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Federal land and authorizes CBP to conduct search... Read more

  • NEWS IN BRIEF: Brat cosponsors border fence legislation
    Posted in In the News on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    Brat cosponsors border fence legislation Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on United States v. Texas Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics, Immigration

    “Today was a victory for the American people and our founding document, the Constitution. President Obama’s executive actions on amnesty were illegal. The Supreme Court decision today reiterates the separation of powers and highlights that only Congress writes law - the executive branch does not.” Read more

  • Survey Question of the Week
    Posted in Survey on May 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Survey Question of the Week Do you support legislation to deport illegal aliens with a felony criminal conviction? Recently, the House Judiciary Committee heard from families on the lasting impacts of illegal immigration on their communities. The House Judiciary Committee also released disturbing information showing that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 19,723 criminal aliens with a total of 64,197 convictions in fiscal year 2015. Do you support legislation to deport illeg... Read more

  • Restoring Article I Constitutional Powers to Congress
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on April 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics, Immigration

    Rep. Dave Brat spoke on the floor of the House regarding Texas V. U.S. and President Obama's unconstitutional actions on immigration. Read more

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