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  • Rep. Brat Supports Passage of Career and Technical Education Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Education and Opportunity

    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Brat (R-Va.), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. This legislation aims to update federal policy to empower more Americans to enter the workforce with the skills and knowledge they need to compete for in-demand jobs across our country. “According to countless employers across my district, the workforc... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Supports Passage of Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act by a vote of 233-186. The Financial CHOICE bill repeals the job-killing regulations put in place by the Dodd-Frank Act. “The first step any farmer, small business owner, entrepreneur, or family must take to transform their dreams into reality is accessing a loan. Unfortunately, the compliance and regulatory burdens enacted by Dodd-Frank severely limit len... Read more

  • Rep. Brat and Rep. Murphy Introduce Legislation to Remove Barriers to Capital for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) introduced the bipartisan Veteran Small Business Export Promotion Act. This legislation codifies the current policy of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to waive the SBA loan program’s up-front fee for export-specific loans of up to $150,000 for borrowers who are veterans or their spouses. This policy was started in 2013, and while renewed annually, it is set to expire on September 30, 2017. This bill will build upon th... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on U.S. Leaving Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Environment

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement following the announcement by the White House that the United States is ceasing implementation of the non-binding Paris Accord. “The Paris Accord was never a binding agreement yet it forced America to penalize our own economy and workers while the rest of the world did little to comply with its standards. I believe this historic act is a step closer to restoring America’s economic independence. The best way to care for our enviro... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Trump Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON – As a member of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement following the release of President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget: “President Trump’s budget is a serious attempt to bring federal spending under control. During the eight years of the Obama Administration, never once did Democrats even offer a budget that balanced in 75 years or reduced spending. The request sent to Congress by the White House marks a bold and decisive shift away from ... Read more

  • Brat, Cassidy Introduce Legislation to Reverse Offshore Drilling Ban on Federal Land
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) introduced the Outer Continental Shelf Energy Access Now (OCEAN) Act. A companion bill was also introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). This legislation will reverse executive actions issued by the Obama administration to ban millions of acres of federal land from offshore drilling by exploiting the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA). The OCEAN Act would revise OCSLA and slightly modify the Antiquities Act to ensure they are no longer abu... Read more

  • Reps. Brat, Murphy, and Knight Introduce Bipartisan Commercial Market Representatives Clarification Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, introduced H.R. 1597, the Commercial Market Representatives Clarification Act of 2017. Rep. Steve Knight (R-Calif.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, also joined as an original cosponsor. This legislation will give a clear job description to Commercial Marketing Repres... Read more

  • Rep. Brat: President Trump Sets Optimistic Tone and Aggressive Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Jobs and Economic Growth, National Security, Budget and Fiscal Issues , Tax Reform, Education and Opportunity

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress: “I applaud the optimistic vision and aggressive agenda the President shared in his speech to the American people and Congress tonight. There are real issues facing our country and the Virginia communities I represent. I believe President Trump provided solutions for how we can move our nation forward. We must enact meaningful reforms to promote economic growth. Und... Read more

  • Sen. Flake and Rep. Brat Reintroduce the Universal Savings Account Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) introduced H.R. 937, the Universal Savings Account Act with Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) as original cosponsors. A companion bill, S. 232 was also introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). This legislation will make it easier for Americans to save money by allowing Americans of all income levels to create an account where they can put up to $5,500 per year of post-tax income. These accounts are free of additional taxes.... Read more

  • Brat Votes to Rollback Job-Killing Obama Regulation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after voting in favor of a resolution of disapproval in the House of Representatives to repeal the Obama Administration’s Stream Protection Rule. H. J. Res 38 uses a tool called the Congressional Review Act to overturn last minute regulations issued from the previous administration under an expedited process. The stream protection rule was issued in the last several weeks of the Obama Administration and if implemented, would rewrite 4... Read more

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