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  • Rep. Dave Brat Earns Award for Conservative Voting Record
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues , Tax Reform, Education and Opportunity

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) released its 47th Annual Federal Ratings of Congress and announced that Rep. Dave Brat is among the recipients of ACUF’s Award for Conservative Excellence. Each year, ACUF produces an annual scorecard based on the voting records of members in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. All members of Congress are issued a score and awards are presented to those members who score an 80 percent or higher. Rep. Brat (100% ACU... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rep. Brat Votes for Government Funding Bill and CHIP Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Immigration, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House voted to pass legislation to fund the federal government through February 16, 2018 and authorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. “Conservatives negotiated in good faith throughout conversations on this spending bill to do the right thing and keep our promises to the American people. The bill we passed today will ensure our troops are paid and the federal government remains open. It al... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Supports Continuing Resolution and CHIP funding through March
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement after passage of legislation to fund the federal government through January 19, 2018 and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through the end of March. “Every year at Christmas federal spending legislation is rarely fiscally responsible when there is pressure to leave town. This short-term spending legislation ensures our government is funded and open while we continue to negotiate a long-term budget path. While ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Calls for Senate Action on CHIP Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement after joining with Reps. Bob Goodlatte (Va.-06), Rob Wittman (Va.-01), Scott Taylor (Va.-02), Tom Garrett (Va.-05), and Barbara Comstock (Va.-10) to send a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuch Schumer (D-NY) calling for swift passage of the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY Kids Act to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). “I have every confidence that both the H... Read more

  • Joint Column: U.S. Senate Must Act on CHIP
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    The following joint op-ed appeared in the November 30, 2017 edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. More than 8 million low-income children in the United States depend on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for health coverage. That includes 66,000 children and 1,100 pregnant women here in Virginia. Under Virginia’s CHIP program, thousands of children have received immunizations, annual checkups, and preventive screenings that detect illnesses like cancer and heart defects before they... 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

  • GOP health plan heals failing system, lowers costs
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    The following joint op-ed appeared in the June 4, 2017 edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. By any measure, the Affordable Care Act — commonly known as Obamacare — has failed to deliver on its promises to lower costs, increase access to care, and expand choice. In fact, the exact opposite has occurred. Since 2013, average Virginia residents buying health insurance on Obamacare’s insurance marketplace have seen a 77 percent increase in their monthly premiums. Small businesses have opted to hir... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Keeping the Promise to Lower Health Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) made the following statement following the successful passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House of Representatives: “There is no debate that Obamacare is failing under its own weight. Too many Virginia families on Obamacare have seen double-digit premium increases year after year. Just this week Virginia saw another health insurance provider exit the marketplace due to skyrocketing prices, reducing the choices available to Virginia families. ... Read more

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