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  • Rep. Brat Helps Orange County Make Major Strides Implementing Rural Broadband
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Orange, Va. -- Today, Congressman Dave Brat congratulated Orange County on making major strides in implementing rural broadband. The Office of Rep. Brat helped Orange County receive a waiver from the FCC allowing them to complete their fiber installation. “Access to high-speed internet is integral to the future of Virginia’s 7th District. Our kids need it for their education. Our businesses need it to stay competitive in the 21st century. Our families need it to access the online marketplace. My... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Introduces New Bill Designed To Protect Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, DC — Today, Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) announced he is introducing a new veterans bill titled, “Tally Bill.” The bill would bring VA independent contractors under the medical malpractice procedures for other federal employees and increase accountability for both employees and contractors who provide care to our veterans. The "Tally Bill" is named after Brian Tally, a former Marine who experienced misdiagnosis, neglect, and malpractice at the VA that led to lifelong spinal injuri... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Celebrates New Law Addressing Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Opioid Crisis

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Dave Brat released the following statement: “Yesterday, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act was signed into law by President Trump. This comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic included my legislation that recognizes early childhood trauma related to substance abuse and will help promote whole-family and multi-generational approaches in treating opioid addiction. In Virginia, drug overdoses kill more people than motor vehicle accidents and gun deaths. This human ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Takes Part in Opioid Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Opioid Crisis

    Chesterfield, Va. -- Today, Congressman Dave Brat had the opportunity to co-host an open, honest conversation with Sheriff Karl Leonard and 100 inmates in recovery from opioid abuse. “As a Christian, we love the least of these -- we visit those in prison. As a Member of Congress, one of the most moving experiences I have in this job is talking with recovering men and women fighting to rebuilding their lives. Sheriff Leonard has become one of the leading voices in our community for his efforts co... Read more

  • 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

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