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  • Rep. Brat Statement on Attorney General Sessions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “The Department of Justice has been politically-tainted for eight years under the leadership of Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, now Attorney General Sessions is restoring integrity to the Department of Justice. “AG Sessions was one of the first individuals to reach out to me after my election, and I consider him to be a true personal friend. He is the principled man we need in such a key p... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Committee Passage of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), a member of the House Budget Committee, voted yes on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution introduced by Chairman Diane Black. The Budget Resolution passed the committee and now can go to the House floor. The Budget sets the overall discretionary spending caps for the fiscal year, and it serves as a vehicle for Republicans to consider tax reform legislation that will only need to meet a 51-vote threshold in the Senate under a procedure known as reconciliatio... Read more

  • Reps. Brat and Titus Introduce Bill to Limit Testing on Dogs at the Department of Veteran Affairs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) introduced H.R. 3197, the Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species Act (PUPPERS Act). This bipartisan legislation will prohibit the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) from conducting medical research that causes significant pain or distress to dogs. This year the Office of Research Oversight at the Department of Veterans Affairs found evidence of extensive violations of federal animal welfare re... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Votes on Immigration Enforcement Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON - On June 29, 2017 the House of Representatives voted to pass two key pieces of immigration legislation introduced by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte. Rep. Brat (R-Va.) voted to pass H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act which will strengthen current law and combat policies that shield unlawful and criminal immigrants from federal immigration enforcement. The House also passed with Rep. Brat’s support H.R. 3004, Kate’s law enhances penalties for deported felons who reenter th... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Supports Passage of Career and Technical Education Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Education and Opportunity

    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Brat (R-Va.), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. This legislation aims to update federal policy to empower more Americans to enter the workforce with the skills and knowledge they need to compete for in-demand jobs across our country. “According to countless employers across my district, the workforc... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Applauds Passage of VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House passed the bipartisan VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, S. 1094 by a vote of 368-55. The legislation now heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. “One of the earliest promises made by President Trump was to bring much-needed accountability and reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is clear the President cares deeply about quality of care our veterans receive when they re... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Supports Passage of Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act by a vote of 233-186. The Financial CHOICE bill repeals the job-killing regulations put in place by the Dodd-Frank Act. “The first step any farmer, small business owner, entrepreneur, or family must take to transform their dreams into reality is accessing a loan. Unfortunately, the compliance and regulatory burdens enacted by Dodd-Frank severely limit len... Read more

  • Rep. Brat and Rep. Murphy Introduce Legislation to Remove Barriers to Capital for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) introduced the bipartisan Veteran Small Business Export Promotion Act. This legislation codifies the current policy of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to waive the SBA loan program’s up-front fee for export-specific loans of up to $150,000 for borrowers who are veterans or their spouses. This policy was started in 2013, and while renewed annually, it is set to expire on September 30, 2017. This bill will build upon th... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on U.S. Leaving Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Environment

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement following the announcement by the White House that the United States is ceasing implementation of the non-binding Paris Accord. “The Paris Accord was never a binding agreement yet it forced America to penalize our own economy and workers while the rest of the world did little to comply with its standards. I believe this historic act is a step closer to restoring America’s economic independence. The best way to care for our enviro... Read more

  • Autumn Jefferson from J.R. Tucker High School Recognized in 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    GLEN ALLEN – Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) announced that Autumn Jefferson from Henrico, Virginia won first place in the 2017 Seventh Congressional District’s Congressional Art Competition for her self-portrait piece entitled, “Falling Into Autumn.” Her piece will be displayed for the entirety of this year in the U.S. Capitol amongst other student’s artwork from around the country. In addition to the overall winner, honorable mentions were awarded to one student in each county participating in the compe... Read more

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