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  • Rep. Brat Votes to Fund Federal Government and CHIP
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement following passage of H.J.Res. 123, the Continuing Appropriations Act. “Today we voted to keep the federal government open and ensure necessary funding is available for the Children’s Health insurance Program. This was an important step to maintain momentum, and it allows us to keep our eye on the prize and pass tax reform legislation that will produce economic growth. “During the course of GOP conference discussions on how to w... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Supports Mandatory Anti-Harassment Training and Congressional Accountability Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement upon passage of H.Res. 630, legislation to require all employees of the House of Representatives, including Members of Congress, to take anti-harassment training in workplace rights and responsibilities. Rep. Brat is an original cosponsor of the legislation introduced by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.). “Today, we took an important step to address the serious issue of sexual harassment in the congressional workplace. While my office s... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Votes for Historic Tax Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat issued the following statement following passage of the Tax Reform and Jobs Act, H.R. 1 in the House of Representatives by a vote of 227-205. “Today’s vote is a historic accomplishment for Republicans. We are acting to keep our promise to the American people that we would deliver pro-growth economic policies and give the American people a little more in their take home pay. Wages have been stagnant for decades and economic growth has been anemic and job creation has been f... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Introduces American Labor, Wages, and Sovereignty Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) announced the introduction of the American Labor, Wages, and Sovereignty Act (American LAWS Act), H.R. 4340 with Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Tx.). The legislation contains provisions to eliminate the visa lottery program, end chain migration, and institute mandatory E-Verify. Rep. Brat released the following statement: “It is time to move towards an immigration policy that serves our national interest and puts Americans’ jobs, safety, and sovereignty first. For... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Votes on Legislation to Save Local Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Save Local Businesses Act, H.R. 3441. This legislation will relieve small businesses of the burdensome and onerous new joint employer rule. This rule created an unbearable legal scrutiny that crippled franchisees and franchisers. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 242 to 181. “As a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, this bill is a bold step towards defending... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Supports Passage of CHIP Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today Rep. Dave Brat voted in support of H.R. 3922, the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act which passed the House of Representatives 242-174. The legislation provides for five years of federal appropriations for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through fiscal year 2022. It also contains $1 billion for Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program, extends funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) for two years, and extends several public health programs by two years. The bill ... Read more

  • Tax Reform Bill Hits the Target on Delivering Results to Middle Class Families
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat released the following statement after House Republicans released the full text of their tax reform legislation, H.R. 1 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. "Republican plan keeps all the promises we made. Under almost every conceivable scenario, the middle class will see a real tax cut and America will become competitive again in the world economy. “A family of four making $59,000 a year will keep an additional $1,182 of their income in the form of a tax cut. That is roughly c... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Supports Key Legislation to move Tax Reform Forward
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues , Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) voted in support of the Senate Amendment to H. Con. Res. 71, the budget resolution for fiscal year 2018. This legislation provides a mechanism known as reconciliation which allows the House and Senate to consider critical tax reform legislation under expedited procedures. “Time is of the essence. This vote today is Congress signaling to the American people that we are committed to keeping the promises we made to deliver pro-growth tax reform and get our econom... Read more

  • 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

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