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  • 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 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

  • Rep. Brat Applauds Passage of VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House passed the bipartisan VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, S. 1094 by a vote of 368-55. The legislation now heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. “One of the earliest promises made by President Trump was to bring much-needed accountability and reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is clear the President cares deeply about quality of care our veterans receive when they re... 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

  • Legislation Cosponsored by Rep. Brat to Ensure Access to VA Records Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) made the following statement after H.R. 512, the WINGMAN Act passed with his support in the House of Representatives on February 13, 2017. Congressman Brat was an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill which will eliminate the burdensome requirement of having the Department of Veterans’ Affairs serve as the middleman for routine casework requests made by certified congressional staff on behalf of local veterans. “With over 55,000 veterans in my district, my offi... Read more

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