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  • Rep. Brat Introduces Resolution Honoring Mt. Zion Baptist Church on its 160th Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Today, Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) announced he introduced a resolution in Congress (H. Res. 1112) to honor and congratulate Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Orange County, Va. upon the occasion of its 160th anniversary. “Mt. Zion should take pride in its rich, meaningful history. From its inspiring beginnings to becoming a pillar in its community, Mt. Zion has been home to generations of faithful disciples living out the Gospel,” said Rep. Dave Brat. “It is an honor to recognize ... Read more

  • Legislation Authored by Reps. Brat and DeSaulnier to Renew the Congressional Award for Young Americans Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Today, Representatives Dave Brat (R-VA) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) announced that their bipartisan bill, the “Congressional Award Program Act of 2018,” to reauthorize the Congressional Award program for five years unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The program, which is a non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive program to honor young Americans who set and accomplish their own goals, was scheduled to expire on October 1, 2018. “I am grateful my colleagues ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Votes to Make Tax Cuts Permanent
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs, Taxes, and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Dave Brat, member of the House Budget Committee and a former economics professor, voted to pass H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act. Upon its passage in the House, he released the following statement: “The evidence is in: tax cuts are working for our economy. Consumer optimism is up, consumer spending is up, household income has reached record highs and unemployment is reaching record lows. “In the Seventh District, the average family now has... Read more

  • Chairman Roe and Rep. Brat Host Public Town Hall on Veterans’ Affairs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    HENRICO, Va. — Chairman Phil Roe (TN-01) and Rep. Dave Brat (VA-07) hosted a public town hall hosted by Henrico County to discuss how Congress is helping veterans. The town hall highlighted the success of the VA MISSION Act, a landmark piece of veterans legislation that was signed into law by the president earlier this year. Chairman Roe was the author of the VA MISSION Act. "I’m grateful for Rep. Brat and his steadfast efforts to support our nation’s veterans, and it was a pleasure meeting and ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Votes For Additional Economic Growth
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs, Taxes, and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Dave Brat, voted to approve the Family Savings Act (H.R. 6757) and the American Innovation Act (H.R. 6756). After these measures were passed in the House, Rep. Brat released the following statement: “The Republican agenda is battle-tested. It’s proven,” said Rep. Dave Brat. “Lower taxes, more savings and fewer unnecessary regulations means more jobs, more growth, more pay. Today, we voted on two pieces of legislation to put more money back in the hands of people who best... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Releases Statement Explaining His ‘No’ Vote on Cromnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Brat, co-chair of the Waste-Cutters Caucus and member of the Budget Committee, released a statement explaining why he voted ‘NO’ on H.R. 6157. Brat cited too much spending and lack of wall funding as reasons why the spending package did not receive his support. “In March, I voted no on a massive spending package that contained unacceptably high spending levels. I explained then that Republicans had called for spending to remain constant, except for an appropriate increas... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Votes to Adopt Resolution Condemning Voting by Noncitizens and Illegal Immigrants
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON — Tonight, Rep. Dave Brat, chairman of the Congressional Constitution caucus, released the following statement: “Tonight, I voted to adopt H.Res. 1071 that states that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues and dilutes the voting power of United States Citizens. “Unbelievably, San Francisco allows non-citizens, including illegal immigrants, to vote in school board elections if the person has a child under age 19. This practice is antithetical to the integrity of Americ... Read more

  • Reps. Brat and DeSaulnier Introduce Bill Reauthorizing the Congressional Award Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Reps. Dave Brat (VA-07) and Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) introduced a bill titled the “Congressional Award Program Reauthorization Act of 2018.” The bill would reauthorize Congress’ only charity for 5 more years through October 1, 2023. The program was previously set to end on October 1, 2018. “Goal-setting and achieving those goals is an essential experience for American teenagers,” said Rep. Dave Brat. “One of my favorite aspects of being a professor was helping you... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Issues Statement On Constitution Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Dave Brat, chairman of the Constitution Caucus, released the following statement commemorating September 17th, Constitution Day. “America’s written Constitution is evidence of the unparalleled political genius of our founders. They understood humans were capable of great things if they worked towards the common good. But, sometimes, certain corrupt factions would arise and, if left to their own devices, would chase selfish ambitions without regard to the common good. And so, th... Read more

  • Representatives Wagner and Brat Host Public Forum on Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Trafficking

    HENRICO, Va. — Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-02) and Rep. Dave Brat (VA-07) attended a public forum hosted by Richmond Community Church to discuss how Congress is fighting to end human trafficking. The forum featured expert panelists who explored the impact of trafficking on communities across the country. Experts included Special Agent in Charge Adam Lee from the Richmond FBI Field Office and Rosalinda Rivera, Executive Director of New Life for Youth. Rep. Wagner, an anti-trafficking champion and the aut... Read more

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