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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sen. Flake and Rep. Brat Reintroduce the Universal Savings Account Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) introduced H.R. 937, the Universal Savings Account Act with Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) as original cosponsors. A companion bill, S. 232 was also introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). This legislation will make it easier for Americans to save money by allowing Americans of all income levels to create an account where they can put up to $5,500 per year of post-tax income. These accounts are free of additional taxes.... Read more

  • 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 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

  • Obama Did Not 'Fix' Economic Mess Left by Republicans
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    This op-ed was posted on Newsmax. It's time to put an end to the media-backed myth that President Barack Obama "fixed the economic mess left behind by Republicans." Every day, liberal talking heads and narrative spinners continued with their fictional account of what caused the financial crisis. Was it caused by the financial industry? By the Republicans? By deregulation? No, no, and no. And now, Larry Summers is weighing that President-elect Donald Trump's deregulatory efforts will cause yet "a... 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

  • Rep. Brat on Ruling to Block "Overtime Rule"
    Posted in Press Releases on November 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after a federal judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s unlawful new Overtime Rule: "I applaud the court's decision to block the implementation of this disastrous job-killing regulation. Businesses here in the 7th District and around the nation will now have time while we work towards repealing the rule entirely. This onerous regulation would more than double the salary threshold for an employee to be en... Read more

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