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  • 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

  • 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

  • Rep. Brat on FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton: 'No One is Above the Law'
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics, National Security

    Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the announcement that the FBI is going to review "pertinent" emails to the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private server: "I am glad the FBI has chosen to review new evidence in its investigation of Hillary Clinton. The American people are desperate to see her face the consequences that any other person who mishandled classified information would face. Today's decision was a small step in returning faith in our ... Read more

  • Congress Overrides President Obama’s Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after Congress voted to override the president’s veto of S. 2040, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. “Today Congress acted in a bipartisan manner to support the families of 9/11 victims by overriding President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The families of America’s deadliest terrorist attack deserve the truth and I am happy that we were able to support the cause of justice today. This action is long ove... Read more

  • Rep. Brat on Awarding Pablo Rivera the Congressional Gold Medal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Rep. Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement after presenting the Congressional Gold Medal to Mr. Pablo Rivera: “I am proud to have honored Pablo Rivera with the Congressional Gold Medal today. Mr. Rivera’s distinguished service as a member of Puerto Rico’s 65th Infantry Regiment is humbling and will forever be remembered with great pride and appreciation.” Puerto Rico’s 65th Infantry sailed to Korea in September, 1950. The unit informally decided to call themselves the “Borinqueneers”, a ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat on the Phyllis Galanti Arboretum Dedication
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement following the Phyllis Galanti Arboretum Dedication: "I was honored to attend the Phyllis Galanti Arboretum Dedication today at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. I can think of no other individual as deserving of this dedication as Phyllis Galanti, a tireless advocate for the rights of prisoners of war. Her efforts brought international awareness to the plight of U.S. POWs and the campaign to free them. It is especially fitting th... Read more

  • Survey Question of the Week
    Posted in Survey on September 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Survey Question of the Week Should a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate the Clinton Foundation's alleged pay-to-play practices? Foreign governments and individuals are prohibited from giving money to political candidates to avoid the appearance or reality of outside influence in U.S. leadership. Recent reports that Clinton Foundation donors received access to then-Secretary Clinton have made it unclear where the Clinton Foundation ended and the State Department began. Evidence of thi... 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

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