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  • 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

  • Rep. Brat Introduces WIC Improvement Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat issued the following statement after introducing the WIC Improvement Act, H.R. 3529. This legislation would allow for multivitamin dietary supplements to be included in WIC food packages. The Special Supplemental Nutrition for Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC provides nutritional food, education, and services to eligible low-income women. The program gives beneficiaries monthly benefits to be used to supplement their families diets. “The goal of WIC i... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Attorney General Sessions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “The Department of Justice has been politically-tainted for eight years under the leadership of Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, now Attorney General Sessions is restoring integrity to the Department of Justice. “AG Sessions was one of the first individuals to reach out to me after my election, and I consider him to be a true personal friend. He is the principled man we need in such a key p... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Amendment Passes House to Defund Harmful Dog Testing at VA Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat issued the following statement after his bipartisan amendment to the Making America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018 passed the House floor unanimously on Wednesday. The Brat Amendment was cosponsored by Reps. Dina Titus, Ted Poe, Ro Khanna, Brian Mast, and Ted Lieu. The amendment would prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from funding medical experiments on dogs that causes significant pain or harm. After the Los Angeles VA Medical Center halted planned tests ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Committee Passage of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), a member of the House Budget Committee, voted yes on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution introduced by Chairman Diane Black. The Budget Resolution passed the committee and now can go to the House floor. The Budget sets the overall discretionary spending caps for the fiscal year, and it serves as a vehicle for Republicans to consider tax reform legislation that will only need to meet a 51-vote threshold in the Senate under a procedure known as reconciliatio... Read more

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