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  • Washington Times: Why Recission is a Must
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    The following op-ed appeared in the April 13, 2018 edition of The Washington Times. Conservatives are horrified by the staggering $21 trillion in debt as well as the trillion dollar deficits we are running each year as a result of the latest omnibus bill and spending trajectory. Last month, my office’s phones were ringing off the hook with constituents dismayed that Washington is once again dramatically growing the size of government and their kids’ debt bill. Adhering to the principles that I r... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Strongly Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 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 strongly supporting a balanced budget amendment. Last year, Rep. Brat introduced a balanced budget amendment (H.J. Res. 119). “I am supportive of efforts to pass a balanced budget amendment for several reasons: it would codify Congress’s responsibility for fiscal responsibility, it would restore the balance of power away from the executive branch back ... Read more

  • 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

  • Fox News: Omnibus spending bill puts an unacceptable debt burden on the American people
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    The following op-ed appeared March 29, 2018 on FoxNews.com. My constituents did not send me to represent them in the U.S. House in Washington to grow the size of government. We are bankrupting our country and placing a tremendous financial burden on our children. How big? A total of $21 trillion – $21,000,000,000,000. Yes, that big. Life can pull you in many directions. That’s why we focus on you, so you can focus on life. The omnibus spending bill we just passed increases spending by over $400 ... 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 Leads Bipartisan Letter to End Painful VA Dog Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics, Healthcare, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) led a bipartisan letter with 51 of their colleagues to support defunding the painful and wasteful experiments on dogs at the Department of Veteran Affairs. In it, the Members requested that the House Appropriations Committee include the Brat-Titus amendment in their Fiscal year 2019 spending bill. Last July the Brat-Titus Amendment received unanimous support in the Making America Secure Appropriations Act that passed the House. Thi... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Reckless Government Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued a statement following passage of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement in the House of Representatives. The bill would override federal spending caps and increase federal spending by over $300 billion over the next 18 months. “I opposed this budget deal because it is generational theft and leaves our country with trillion dollar deficits for the indefinite future. The drafting of this 652-page bill excluded the entire House from the deal-making discussions, a... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Passage of Legislation to Reopen the Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat released the following statement after passage of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through February 8, 2018 after a three-day federal government shutdown. “Even though the House passed all of its 12 spending bills last September, the Senate has failed to find 60 votes to pass a single bill. This Washington gridlock is why we were placed up against yet another funding deadline crisis. Last week, 96% of House and Senate Republicans voted to pass le... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement regarding the lapse in federal government appropriations. “Let me be clear: I want to find a long-term solution to spending issues and immigration reform, but first Democrats must vote to reopen the government. “Three times in the last four months Democrats in the Senate have supported continuing resolutions to keep the doors of the federal government open and to pay our troops. For Democrats to suddenly oppose a non-controversia... Read more

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