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  • Brat Continues To Listen to Constituents
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    HENRICO, CULPEPER, AND ORANGE COUNTIES, Va. -- Today, Congressman Dave Brat is completing another round of Mobile Office Hours in Henrico, Culpeper and Orange counties. “The mobile office hours this August have given me an opportunity to meet with constituents across the political spectrum on a variety of issues including healthcare, immigration, the budget, tax reform and foreign policy. This civil dialogue and constructive exchange of ideas has given people who may not agree with me on an issu... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Kicks Off Summer Mobile Office Hours
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    LOUISA, GOOCHLAND – Today, Rep. Brat met with 30 constituents from Louisa and Goochland counties as part of a series of mobile office hours in all 10 counties of the 7th District this August. Rep. Brat has already made over 350 official stops and spoken with tens of thousands of Virginians throughout the Seventh District in the past 18 months at community events, schools, businesses, civic organizations and more. Today’s mobile office hours represent a continuation of Rep. Brat’s commitment to ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Releases Statement Following Resolution Backing ICE Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON -- Congressman Dave Brat released the following statement following the passage of H. Res. 990: "Today, I was proud to join my colleagues in the House of Representatives approving a resolution expressing support for the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of ICE. "The brave men and women of ICE fight valiantly to keep our communities safe and maintain the integrity of the immigration system. They fulfill dangerous missions like rescuing exploited children and vi... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Releases Statement Following the Helsinki Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Brat released the following statement: “The United States should stand unequivocally opposed to a foreign government meddling in our elections in any form or fashion. Unfortunately, for eight years the Obama Administration operated as if Russia was not a major geopolitical threat. Their foreign policy failures emboldened Putin to take aggressive actions around the World and set the stage for where we are today. While we must maintain open diplomatic relations,... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Announces Support of Rep. Lamar Smith for Legislation Addressing Family Separations at Border
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Brat announced today the support of Rep. Lamar Smith, former House Judiciary Committee Chairman and former Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, for his legislation that would unite parents and children arriving at the border, H.R. 6195. This legislation is companion to the popular Senate bill Sen. Cruz introduced on June 19th. “Thanks to Congressman Dave Brat for taking the initiative to address the crisis on our southern border. Im... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Applauds President's Pick for SCOTUS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Brat released the following statement: "The Supreme Court serves as a check against the other branches of government. Judge Kavanaugh is the one of the most qualified individuals in the country to serve on the Supreme Court. He is a brilliant leader amongst his peers, a graduate of Yale Law School, and a distinguished lecturer at Harvard Law School. Of his 48 clerks, 39 have gone on to clerk at the Supreme Court. He has enjoyed a long, impressive career of pub... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Introducing Protect Kids and Parents Act to Keep Illegal Immigrant Families Together
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brat released the following statement: “Since I came to Congress, I have advocated for immigration laws that would secure our homeland and preserve the rule of law. The goal is to protect us from the criminal elements who seek to cross our borders and engage in drug or gang activity and often human trafficking. Fixing our broken system will also allow us to stand up for the American worker and turn off the magnet causing a surge of migrants illegally crossing into ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Reacts to Immigration Reform Bill Failure
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brat released a statement following the failed vote on the Goodlatte compromise immigration reform bill (H.R. 4760) in the U.S. House of Representatives: “History has proven that amnesty without real border security begets more amnesty. We need to make sure we turn off the magnet drawing illegal immigrants to illegally cross our borders – otherwise, we’ll be back to where we are today in the next 5 or 10 years. We need a permanent solution. The only bill strong eno... Read more

  • House Passes Rep. Brat’s Bill Addressing the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Opioid Crisis

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed a bill introduced by Rep. Dave Brat, H.R. 5889, the Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act of 2018. This bill helps children in families battling addiction by getting vital information to caregivers that work with those children. The information helps promote whole-family and multi-generational approaches, including trauma-informed practices to prevent or mitigate longer-term negative impacts. “This bill encourages a whole-fam... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Applauds Passage of Rescission Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dave Brat applauded the passage of H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act: “This package helps claw back unneeded federal spending and helps provide taxpayers’ relief from the massive omnibus spending package that got signed into law. It’s a good first step, but I hope there will be many more steps taken soon. I look forward to more conversations with my colleagues and the White House about how to substantially relieve the debt burden loo... Read more

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