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  • 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

  • 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

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