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  • 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: Opioids 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

  • America’s National Debt is a Threat to America’s National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Biggs, along with 34 original co-sponsors, introduced a House resolution recognizing the national debt as a threat to national security. This resolution comes as America’s national debt is quickly approaching $22 trillion dollars, and Congress remains reluctant to cut spending and balance the budget. Congressman Biggs and several of the original co-sponsors released the following statements: “My colleagues and I have introduced this resolution because, with a natio... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Introduces Clean the Bay Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dave Brat introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives entitled Clean the Bay Resolution that would celebrate the Chesapeake Bay and commemorate the 30th annual Clean the Bay Day on June 2nd, 2018, which has become a Virginia tradition. The resolution was introduced with bipartisan members of the Virginia delegation. “One of Virginia’s greatest natural treasures and sources of industry is the Chesapeake Bay. The bay was here before us, and it will b... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Introduces Bill to Help Children of Victims of Addiction
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Opioids Crisis

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dave Brat introduced H.R. 5889, the Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act of 2018, a bill that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to disseminate information to professionals working with young children on ways to recognize children impacted by trauma related to an adults’ substance use, and how to respond in a manner that will provide the best support for the child. This information will help promote whole-family a... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Releases Statement on House Farm Bill Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Jobs, Taxes, and Economic Growth, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dave Brat released the following statement following his NO vote on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act or 2018 Farm Bill, which failed to receive enough votes to pass the House: “Our farmers and ranchers feed the United States and the world. Since the beginning of time, weather and disease threaten crops and animals. And so, it is in the interest of all Americans to make sure our food supply is secure. Food security is national security. “While the 2018 Farm... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Introduced Amendment to the Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dave Brat introduced the following bipartisan amendment, the Brat-Blumenauer-Titus Amendment No. 24, that would establish restrictions and requirements for checkoff programs to ensure greater transparency and accountability. Federal checkoff programs fall under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996. Funding for checkoff programs comes from producers, often in the form of mandatory per-unit assessment taxes. “The mandatory checkoff program h... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Reacts to the U.S. Moving Its Embassy to Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem opened. In reaction, Rep. Dave Brat released the following statement: “The United States is proud to stand behind Israel in this historic move. The American Embassy belongs in the Jewish capital. Israel can decide its own capital, and I am glad we can support their decision by moving our embassy there 70 years after President Truman recognized Israel as an independent nation. “Jerusalem has an ancient historical heritage for the Jewish peop... Read more

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