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  • 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

  • Rep. Brat Votes for Government Funding Bill and CHIP Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Immigration, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House voted to pass legislation to fund the federal government through February 16, 2018 and authorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. “Conservatives negotiated in good faith throughout conversations on this spending bill to do the right thing and keep our promises to the American people. The bill we passed today will ensure our troops are paid and the federal government remains open. It al... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Supports Continuing Resolution and CHIP funding through March
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) released the following statement after passage of legislation to fund the federal government through January 19, 2018 and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through the end of March. “Every year at Christmas federal spending legislation is rarely fiscally responsible when there is pressure to leave town. This short-term spending legislation ensures our government is funded and open while we continue to negotiate a long-term budget path. While ... 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 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

  • COLUMN: Big spending feeds the D.C. swamp
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    The following op-ed appeared in the October 21, 2017 edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Big spenders in Washington have run up more than $20 trillion on our nation’s credit card with no plan to pay it back. The debt limit is a legislative tool that gives Congress the opportunity to examine how current policies affect spending, deficits, and debt — and correct course before a crisis hits. However, Congress has gotten into the bad habit of approving debt-limit increases without a single fisca... 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

  • Rep. Brat Opposes Spending Legislation Lacking Fiscal Responsibility
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House voted to pass legislation to raise the debt ceiling with no reforms, provide hurricane disaster funding, and fund the federal government through December 8, 2017. “Earlier this week I supported hurricane disaster relief that came to the floor as a clean bill. However, jamming a bill through Congress that included a clean debt ceiling increase without even discussion or debate about spending reforms is not good gov... Read more

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