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  • 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 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 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 Pro-Growth Tax Reform Framework
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement of support for the Republican framework for tax reform. "Today our Republican Conference produced the basic outline of a pro-growth tax package that reduces rates across the board and that will stimulate our economy for years to come. We are off to a very promising start on this package because we have all worked together with ideas coming from the House, Senate, and White House. I pledged to vote for tax reform if Republican L... Read more

  • House Freedom Caucus members: Karl Rove, stop blaming us for dysfunction in Congress
    Posted in Op-Eds on September 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Tax Reform

    The following joint op-ed appeared in the September 19, 2017 edition of the Washington Examiner. Karl Rove's recent column blaming the House Freedom Caucus for Washington dysfunction was wrong and misguided. It is unfortunate that he has chosen to exert this swamp-like influence. Contrary to Rove's piece, the House Freedom Caucus does not exist to obstruct our leadership. Rather, we do our best to listen to our constituents and fight for what they believe in. We are not beholden to our party or ... Read more

  • Brat Celebrates New Jobs in Orange
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    ORANGE - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) attended and made brief remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Lohmann Specialty Coatings, LLC, a German-owned global company. At the event Rep. Brat met with local leadership of the company as well as Lohmann President Steven De Jong. Their discussions included how the United States can work to increase wages by enhancing productivity of workers. The key to success is the partnerships Lohmann is fostering with local educators to promote technical training, app... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Attends Small Business Roundtable Discussion
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    HENRICO - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) participated in a Small Business Challenge facilitated by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Before the roundtable discussion, Rep. Brat toured James River Air Conditioning Company in Henrico where the event was held. Over a dozen local business leaders representing the construction, retail, automotive, and service industry attended. Participants shared how the decisions made by policymakers and federal employees in Washington D.C. influenc... Read more

  • 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

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