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  • SBA Office of Advocacy Hosts Local Small Business Owner Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    GLEN ALLEN - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) and members of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy met with small business owners across the 7th Congressional District. The event served as a forum for business owners to discuss the regulatory burdens they face. A packed room of over fifty individuals attended the event from a diverse group of industries to share ideas and input for deregulation. Attendees included surveyors, fire protection, IT, financial services, banking, landscapers, tr... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Disaster Appropriations Bill and Need for NFIP Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement regarding H.R. 2266, the Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act. The bill includes $36.5 billion for hurricane response aid and a $16 billion bailout of the National Flood Insurance Program. Rep. Brat opposed the legislation which passed the House by a vote of 353-69. “There was no way way to anticipate or plan for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Nate. These storms created devastation for millions of Ameri... Read more

  • House Passes Budget Resolution to Move Tax Reform Forward
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) voted in support of the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 which passed 219-206 in the House of Representatives. Appropriations legislation for the upcoming fiscal year has already set FY18 funding levels. The significance of this bill is that it includes reconciliation instructions for pro-growth tax reform. Rep. Brat serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and released the following statement: “This budget resolution is evidence of the hard work put in by ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Pro-Growth Tax Reform Framework
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement of support for the Republican framework for tax reform. "Today our Republican Conference produced the basic outline of a pro-growth tax package that reduces rates across the board and that will stimulate our economy for years to come. We are off to a very promising start on this package because we have all worked together with ideas coming from the House, Senate, and White House. I pledged to vote for tax reform if Republican L... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Visits Virginia Union University for Constitution Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    RICHMOND - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) visited Virginia Union University to celebrate Constitution Day and deliver brief remarks. “I spent nearly two decades in the classroom, so it was good to be with students at Virginia Union. We had a lively discussion regarding the three pillars our country was founded upon and made us great -- the Judeo Christian tradition, the rule of law, and free markets. I enjoyed sharing about my time in Congress and how economics and ethics guide my decision-making. The e... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Opposes Spending Legislation Lacking Fiscal Responsibility
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House voted to pass legislation to raise the debt ceiling with no reforms, provide hurricane disaster funding, and fund the federal government through December 8, 2017. “Earlier this week I supported hurricane disaster relief that came to the floor as a clean bill. However, jamming a bill through Congress that included a clean debt ceiling increase without even discussion or debate about spending reforms is not good gov... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Halting Unlawful Executive Overreach on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) made the following statement responding to Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that the White House is rescinding the Obama Administration’s unlawful DACA program: “What makes our country great is that we were founded on the rule of law and the balance of power between three branches of government. If we allow DACA to continue, the legislative process simply becomes a pretense. Even President Obama admitted a policy like DACA would be both unwise and u... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Support for Securing the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    Rep. Brat issued the following statement in support of securing the U.S. border: “The American people placed their trust in the President and Republicans in Congress last November with the expectation that we would finally take action to secure the border. Our country is the melting pot of the world and I support legal immigration, but legal immigrants and American workers should not have to compete with illegal aliens for jobs. Our country was founded upon the rule of law and it is important th... Read more

  • Brat Celebrates New Jobs in Orange
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    ORANGE - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) attended and made brief remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Lohmann Specialty Coatings, LLC, a German-owned global company. At the event Rep. Brat met with local leadership of the company as well as Lohmann President Steven De Jong. Their discussions included how the United States can work to increase wages by enhancing productivity of workers. The key to success is the partnerships Lohmann is fostering with local educators to promote technical training, app... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Attends Small Business Roundtable Discussion
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    HENRICO - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) participated in a Small Business Challenge facilitated by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Before the roundtable discussion, Rep. Brat toured James River Air Conditioning Company in Henrico where the event was held. Over a dozen local business leaders representing the construction, retail, automotive, and service industry attended. Participants shared how the decisions made by policymakers and federal employees in Washington D.C. influenc... Read more

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