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  • Rep. Brat Releases Statement on Tax Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in honor of April 17, 2018, which is the last day Americans can file their federal taxes for 2017, Rep. Dave Brat released the following statement: “Out with the old, in with the new – this is the last day Americans have to file their taxes using the outdated and frustrating tax code. Next year, filing taxes will be simpler, and you’ll get to keep more of your hard-earned money. “Because federal tax withholdings in 2018, starting in January Americans are seeing more mon... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Strongly Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dave Brat, member of the House Budget Committee and a former economics professor, released the following statement strongly supporting a balanced budget amendment. Last year, Rep. Brat introduced a balanced budget amendment (H.J. Res. 119). “I am supportive of efforts to pass a balanced budget amendment for several reasons: it would codify Congress’s responsibility for fiscal responsibility, it would restore the balance of power away from the executive branch back ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Reacts to Speaker Ryan’s Decision Not to Seek Re-Election
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reacting to Speaker Ryan’s announcement he would retire, Rep. Brat released the following statement: “Today, Speaker Ryan announced that he will not be seeking reelection, and he was very clear that creating time to spend with his family was priority in his decision-making process. We all remember that he did not seek the speaker job – he knew that leadership roles are simply exhausting. “We thank Paul for his service to our country and acknowledge his leadership in passing a ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Reacts to Va. Gov. Northam’s Veto of Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dave Brat, a former economics professor, reacted to the news Virginia Governor Ralph Northam vetoed a bill banning sanctuary cities, which passed both of the state’s legislative chambers. The bill was a single sentence: “No locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws.” Rep. Brat released the following statement: “Public safety should be an easy priority for Americans to rally around. Lax enforc... Read more

  • Rep. Dave Brat Earns Award for Conservative Voting Record
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues , Tax Reform, Education and Opportunity

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) released its 47th Annual Federal Ratings of Congress and announced that Rep. Dave Brat is among the recipients of ACUF’s Award for Conservative Excellence. Each year, ACUF produces an annual scorecard based on the voting records of members in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. All members of Congress are issued a score and awards are presented to those members who score an 80 percent or higher. Rep. Brat (100% ACU... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Reacts to March 2018 Jobs Report
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dave Brat, member of the House Budget Committee and a former economics professor, released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s March 2018 jobs report: “The unemployment rate (4.1%) continues to rest at the lowest rate it’s been since before the Obama administration. After Republicans passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, employers felt more confident in the future than they did before. With their extra budget, over 500 companies and counting h... Read more

  • Announcing the 7th District of Virginia’s 2018 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Opportunity

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Office of Representative Dave Brat announced it will begin collecting submissions for the 7th District of Virginia’s 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Submissions will be collected from participating high schools in VA-07 over the course of two weeks – the deadline for submission will be April 19th. After all submissions have been collected, the Office of Representative Dave Brat will select a winner – the winner’s art will be featured in the U.S. Capitol. There ... Read more

  • U.S. Marine Corps Approves JROTC Program for Goochland High School
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Opportunity

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Marine Corps approved the conversion of Goochland High School’s National Defense Cadet Corps to a Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. When Goochland residents learned that their high school was losing its cherished National Defense Cadet Corps program, they advocated for themselves, connecting with Rep. Dave Brat’s office for help. Through hard work and determination, Goochland High School can now boast it will receive a bigger and better pro... Read more

  • Adams, Brat Granted GAO Request to Investigate SBA Support for HBCU Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Opportunity

    WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Dave Brat (R-VA), members of the Small Business Committee, announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has granted their request to investigate whether Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are receiving adequate support from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help develop successful entrepreneurs. Last month, the pair sent a letter to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro requesting that the GA... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Votes No On Omnibus Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Jobs and Economic Growth, National Security, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Rep. Dave Brat voted no on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. In reaction, he released the following statement: “Republicans spent all year calling for spending to remain constant – the only exception was a small increase in defense spending to get our military back up to par. We were hoping to stick together and find a way to pass our spending bills with 218 Republican votes in the House. But, as usual, we needed nine Democrat votes in the Senate, so s... Read more

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