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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 Reacts to March 2018 Jobs Report
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dave Brat, member of the House Budget Committee and a former economics professor, released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s March 2018 jobs report: “The unemployment rate (4.1%) continues to rest at the lowest rate it’s been since before the Obama administration. After Republicans passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, employers felt more confident in the future than they did before. With their extra budget, over 500 companies and counting h... 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 Introduces Bill to Stimulate Travel and Tourism
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), a member of the bipartisan Travel and Tourism Caucus introduced H.R. 5000, the Free to Fly Act. The consumer-oriented Free to Fly Act repeals a restriction that hinders investment in U.S. airlines. This restriction, an outdated relic from the Great Depression, artificially caps foreign ownership in U.S. airlines at 25 percent, which increases the cost of capital and limits consumer choices. The Free to Fly Act would also require any foreign U.S. ai... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address. “Tonight we heard optimism for the future of our country. This optimism is rooted in the strength of the American people. “It has been over a year since Americans across the country gave Republicans control of the House, Senate and White House. The pro-growth agenda implemented by the President and Congress has set our country on a path of strong economic growt... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Votes to Fund Federal Government and CHIP
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement following passage of H.J.Res. 123, the Continuing Appropriations Act. “Today we voted to keep the federal government open and ensure necessary funding is available for the Children’s Health insurance Program. This was an important step to maintain momentum, and it allows us to keep our eye on the prize and pass tax reform legislation that will produce economic growth. “During the course of GOP conference discussions on how to w... Read more

  • 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

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