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  • Rep. Brat Leads Bipartisan Letter to End Painful VA Dog Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics, Healthcare, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) led a bipartisan letter with 51 of their colleagues to support defunding the painful and wasteful experiments on dogs at the Department of Veteran Affairs. In it, the Members requested that the House Appropriations Committee include the Brat-Titus amendment in their Fiscal year 2019 spending bill. Last July the Brat-Titus Amendment received unanimous support in the Making America Secure Appropriations Act that passed the House. Thi... Read more

  • Brat, Adams Inquire about SBA Support for HBCU Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Opportunity

    Washington, D.C.— Congressman Dave Brat (R-VA) and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC), members of the Small Business Committee, sent a letter to the U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro this week requesting that he instruct the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate whether Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are receiving adequate support from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help develop successful entrepreneurs. The letter requests that the GAO review: S... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on School Shootings and Enhancing Security
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement in light of ongoing investigations into the Parkland, Florida school shooting. “As a nation, we continue to mourn with the families of the victims and survivors in Parkland, Florida. As we process the feelings of horror and anger in the immediate aftermath of such an unspeakably tragic event, it is important to have a civil and constructive dialogue about what our public policy solutions should be. This was a senseless act of car... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Introduces Bill to Stimulate Travel and Tourism
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), a member of the bipartisan Travel and Tourism Caucus introduced H.R. 5000, the Free to Fly Act. The consumer-oriented Free to Fly Act repeals a restriction that hinders investment in U.S. airlines. This restriction, an outdated relic from the Great Depression, artificially caps foreign ownership in U.S. airlines at 25 percent, which increases the cost of capital and limits consumer choices. The Free to Fly Act would also require any foreign U.S. ai... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Reckless Government Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued a statement following passage of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement in the House of Representatives. The bill would override federal spending caps and increase federal spending by over $300 billion over the next 18 months. “I opposed this budget deal because it is generational theft and leaves our country with trillion dollar deficits for the indefinite future. The drafting of this 652-page bill excluded the entire House from the deal-making discussions, a... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Release of House Intelligence Memo on Abuses of Power at FBI and DOJ
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics, National Security

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat issued the following statement in response to the memo released by the House Intelligence Committee on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation. “During a time when movies like The Post are praised for their depictions of the media chasing down the truth about government actions, it is startling to see so many individuals opting for the narrative of ‘just trust the government,’ leading up to the release o... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address. “Tonight we heard optimism for the future of our country. This optimism is rooted in the strength of the American people. “It has been over a year since Americans across the country gave Republicans control of the House, Senate and White House. The pro-growth agenda implemented by the President and Congress has set our country on a path of strong economic growt... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on White House Immigration Framework
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat released the following statement after the White House released their Framework on Immigration Reform and Border Security. “The White House amnesty plan may capture the wishes of the Washington establishment, but it does not represent the promises President Trump made to the American people. Giving amnesty beyond DACA recipients opens us up to fraud and corruption, as those who never signed up for the program attempt to become eligible. If you ask voters in states like Ohi... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Passage of Legislation to Reopen the Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat released the following statement after passage of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through February 8, 2018 after a three-day federal government shutdown. “Even though the House passed all of its 12 spending bills last September, the Senate has failed to find 60 votes to pass a single bill. This Washington gridlock is why we were placed up against yet another funding deadline crisis. Last week, 96% of House and Senate Republicans voted to pass le... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement regarding the lapse in federal government appropriations. “Let me be clear: I want to find a long-term solution to spending issues and immigration reform, but first Democrats must vote to reopen the government. “Three times in the last four months Democrats in the Senate have supported continuing resolutions to keep the doors of the federal government open and to pay our troops. For Democrats to suddenly oppose a non-controversia... Read more

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