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  • Rep. Brat Reacts to Va. Gov. Northam’s Veto of Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dave Brat, a former economics professor, reacted to the news Virginia Governor Ralph Northam vetoed a bill banning sanctuary cities, which passed both of the state’s legislative chambers. The bill was a single sentence: “No locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws.” Rep. Brat released the following statement: “Public safety should be an easy priority for Americans to rally around. Lax enforc... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Votes No On Omnibus Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Jobs and Economic Growth, National Security, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Rep. Dave Brat voted no on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. In reaction, he released the following statement: “Republicans spent all year calling for spending to remain constant – the only exception was a small increase in defense spending to get our military back up to par. We were hoping to stick together and find a way to pass our spending bills with 218 Republican votes in the House. But, as usual, we needed nine Democrat votes in the Senate, so s... 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 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 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

  • 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 Votes on Immigration Enforcement Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON - On June 29, 2017 the House of Representatives voted to pass two key pieces of immigration legislation introduced by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte. Rep. Brat (R-Va.) voted to pass H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act which will strengthen current law and combat policies that shield unlawful and criminal immigrants from federal immigration enforcement. The House also passed with Rep. Brat’s support H.R. 3004, Kate’s law enhances penalties for deported felons who reenter th... Read more

  • The Hill: Putting the American Worker First
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    This Op-Ed appeared in The Hill. One thing is clear: the United States’ immigration policy should serve first and foremost the interests of the American worker. When I came to Congress, the promise I made to my constituents was to examine where our immigration laws are falling short. This was the same message Donald Trump carried during his presidential campaign: Our laws should always put the American worker first. The current system for H-1B visa workers does not put the interests of our count... Read more

  • Brat Reintroduces Bill to Hold Immigration Authority Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after reintroducing the Use Spending for Congressional Immigration Supervision Act, which makes the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) subject to appropriations instead of being able to fund itself directly through user fees: "Now, with a new administration in the White House, it is more important than ever that Congress reasserts the power of the purse and holds government agencies accountable. While most agencies are subj... Read more

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