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  • 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

  • Rep. Brat on FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton: 'No One is Above the Law'
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics, National Security

    Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the announcement that the FBI is going to review "pertinent" emails to the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private server: "I am glad the FBI has chosen to review new evidence in its investigation of Hillary Clinton. The American people are desperate to see her face the consequences that any other person who mishandled classified information would face. Today's decision was a small step in returning faith in our ... Read more

  • Congress Overrides President Obama’s Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after Congress voted to override the president’s veto of S. 2040, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. “Today Congress acted in a bipartisan manner to support the families of 9/11 victims by overriding President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The families of America’s deadliest terrorist attack deserve the truth and I am happy that we were able to support the cause of justice today. This action is long ove... Read more

  • Rep. Brat on Awarding Pablo Rivera the Congressional Gold Medal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Rep. Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement after presenting the Congressional Gold Medal to Mr. Pablo Rivera: “I am proud to have honored Pablo Rivera with the Congressional Gold Medal today. Mr. Rivera’s distinguished service as a member of Puerto Rico’s 65th Infantry Regiment is humbling and will forever be remembered with great pride and appreciation.” Puerto Rico’s 65th Infantry sailed to Korea in September, 1950. The unit informally decided to call themselves the “Borinqueneers”, a ... Read more

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