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  • 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

  • Rep. Brat Supports Passage of Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act by a vote of 233-186. The Financial CHOICE bill repeals the job-killing regulations put in place by the Dodd-Frank Act. “The first step any farmer, small business owner, entrepreneur, or family must take to transform their dreams into reality is accessing a loan. Unfortunately, the compliance and regulatory burdens enacted by Dodd-Frank severely limit len... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Trump Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON – As a member of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement following the release of President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget: “President Trump’s budget is a serious attempt to bring federal spending under control. During the eight years of the Obama Administration, never once did Democrats even offer a budget that balanced in 75 years or reduced spending. The request sent to Congress by the White House marks a bold and decisive shift away from ... 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

  • Brat on the CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook Report
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook: "Today's report from the Congressional Budget Office underscores how out-of-control spending in Washington has gotten as a result of President Obama's failed policies. Our national debt is projected to reach a staggering $30 trillion by 2027, while the economy is projected to grow at a sluggish 1.9 percent. Luckily, with President Trump at the helm, ... Read more

  • Brat Votes to Begin Obamacare Repeal Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to begin the repeal process for Obamacare: "Today’s vote was not easy for me because it pits many of the principles I hold dear against the ability to repeal Obamacare. I believe that a full repeal of Obamacare is necessary in order to begin to unravel its stranglehold on our small businesses, families, healthcare, and one-fifth of the economy. President Obama promised that the Affordable Care ... Read more

  • Congress needs to say ‘no’ to Obama’s lame duck spending bill
    Posted in Op-Eds on September 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    This op-ed was shared by TheBlaze. The American people have demanded action and accountability from Washington. Yet Congress is preparing to negotiate a big, unaccountable spending package during President Barack Obama’s lame duck — while we ignore our $600 billion deficit. Lame duck sessions historically pass some of the worst legislation. That’s why they’re called lame. Last year, the House produced what Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) called a “crap sandwich.” This year we look likely to approve ... Read more

  • Rep. Brat on latest CBO numbers: By 2027, there won't be a dollar left for roads, bridges, education, or military ...
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    In 2008 the Federal debt held by the public was equal to 39 percent of gross domestic product; now it is 75 percent of GDP and on track to rise to 86 percent of GDP in 2026 and to 141 percent in 2046, according to new projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Read more

  • Pyrrhic Progress
    Posted in Articles on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congressional Ethics, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    "We don't want any funny business, especially in a lame duck," said Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., in explaining why he opposes negotiating a catchall spending package shortly after the November elections. Read more

  • House Budget Committee Holds Hearing on Budgeting and Fiscal Goals
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    PRICE: Thank you. Mr. Brat, you're recognized for five minutes. BRAT: All right. Thank you Mr. Chairman. I got a balanced- budget amendment thing here. I need John and Bill and Jim to vote for so I'm going to try to be nice today, but you all got my blood pressure up with other comments that I can't let pass, so I'll do a one-minute version on and that, on what can be done. Just as a reminder, current GDP growth is 0.8 percent right now, 38,000 jobs last month. Infrastructure is a great thing. W... Read more

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