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  • Rep. Brat Reacts to Immigration Reform Bill Failure
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brat released a statement following the failed vote on the Goodlatte compromise immigration reform bill (H.R. 4760) in the U.S. House of Representatives: “History has proven that amnesty without real border security begets more amnesty. We need to make sure we turn off the magnet drawing illegal immigrants to illegally cross our borders – otherwise, we’ll be back to where we are today in the next 5 or 10 years. We need a permanent solution. The only bill strong eno... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Releases Statement on House Farm Bill Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Jobs, Taxes, and Economic Growth, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dave Brat released the following statement following his NO vote on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act or 2018 Farm Bill, which failed to receive enough votes to pass the House: “Our farmers and ranchers feed the United States and the world. Since the beginning of time, weather and disease threaten crops and animals. And so, it is in the interest of all Americans to make sure our food supply is secure. Food security is national security. “While the 2018 Farm... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Reacts to the U.S. Moving Its Embassy to Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem opened. In reaction, Rep. Dave Brat released the following statement: “The United States is proud to stand behind Israel in this historic move. The American Embassy belongs in the Jewish capital. Israel can decide its own capital, and I am glad we can support their decision by moving our embassy there 70 years after President Truman recognized Israel as an independent nation. “Jerusalem has an ancient historical heritage for the Jewish peop... Read more

  • 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, Taxes, 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 Release of House Intelligence Memo on Abuses of Power at FBI and DOJ
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics, National Security

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat issued the following statement in response to the memo released by the House Intelligence Committee on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation. “During a time when movies like The Post are praised for their depictions of the media chasing down the truth about government actions, it is startling to see so many individuals opting for the narrative of ‘just trust the government,’ leading up to the release o... 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

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