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Byrne Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

2018/03/12

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today announced the details of the First Congressional District Art Competition for area high school students.

The competition is open to all high school students who reside in the First Congressional District. All entries must be an original concept, two-dimensional, no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep when framed , weigh no more than 15 lbs., and be within the following categories:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Prints: lithographs, silk screen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Collages (must be two dimensional)
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs

The art competition will be judged by independent art experts, and the winning piece of art will be displayed in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Interested artists should work with their local high school and art teacher when submitting their artwork. All artwork must be submitted to the Mobile Museum of Art between the hours of 3:30-5:00 pm on March 28th and 29th. No artwork will be accepted after 5:00 pm on March 29th.

More information about the Congressional Art Competition and the necessary submission forms can be found online at Byrne.House.Gov/ArtCompetition.

Those with questions about the Congressional Art Competition should contact Congressman Byrne’s Mobile office at 251-690-2811.

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Making Congress Work Again

2018/03/12

Anyone who has followed Congress over the last twenty years knows that things have been pretty dysfunctional. While I believe our Founding Fathers intended for the Legislative Branch to be deliberative, I think they would be troubled by how broken things have become.

One of the top drivers of the dysfunction is the budget and government funding process. Did you know that the last time Congress passed a budget and all twelve government funding bills on time was 1994?

Instead, we have found ourselves in a very dangerous cycle of governing from one funding crisis to the next. At the same time, two-thirds of federal spending is on autopilot as the national debt and federal spending continues to grow. We must do better. 

I am tired of just talking about how the process is broken. We need less talk and more solutions, so I introduced the Protecting Our Children’s Future Act.  I chose this title because getting our budgeting and spending right really is all about the future of our country.

Our legislation reforms the Congressional budget process to make things work again. Just as important, it lays out a process that would make it easier to cut spending and reduce the deficit.

First, our bill moves to a biennial budget timeline. This means that the budget and funding bills would cover two years instead of just one. This would allow Congressional committees to spend more time overseeing how money is spent, and it will create fewer opportunities for budgetary holdups.

Second, the bill subjects all government funding bills to the reconciliation process. This would result in just a 51-vote majority being needed for passage in the Senate if funding bills stay within the budget. President Trump has proposed some major cuts to federal spending over the last two budget cycles.  Unfortunately, Democrats have held many of these cuts hostage with a filibuster. Our bill would end this practice.

Third, our bill puts in place a “No Budget, No Pay” provision for all Members of Congress. Members of Congress would not be paid until a budget passed out of the House and Senate. American families must have a budget. If Congress fails to do so, then we should not be paid.

Fourth, we need a budget timeline that more accurately reflects the calendar. For example, the current time frame expects a newly elected President to submit their budget proposal right after being sworn in. Instead of the fiscal year beginning in October, we would start the calendar on January 1 each year. Our bill would make the process much more realistic and simplistic.

Fifth, the bill shifts most mandatory spending to discretionary. This would take all spending other than Social Security retirement benefits, Medicare, TRICARE, and veteran programs off autopilot.  Congress cannot do its most important job to allocate federal resources if two-thirds of the budget is outside the spending process.

Finally, the bill moves to zero-based budgeting.  All programs and expenditures would have to be justified by agencies from the ground up at the beginning of each budget cycle. No longer would a program or agency be assumed an automatic increase. Every taxpayer dollar would have to be justified.

If you are like me, you probably think these changes sound pretty commonsense. Well, they are. We need to stop making things so confusing and complicated and just use a little more commonsense.

By doing so, we can rein in federal spending, reduce the national debt, and create a more efficient federal government. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support the Protecting Our Children’s Future Act, and let’s make Congress work again.

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Byrne Celebrates Alabama Company Giving Tax Reform Bonuses

2018/03/09

Today, Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) visited Overseas Hardwoods Company in Stockton, Alabama and helped hand out bonus checks to their employees. The bonuses come in response to passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December.

All non-management employees received a $1,000 bonus, and the company also announced plans to expand their business operation.

Congressman Byrne said: “Another day, another positive announcement thanks to passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. When I voted for the tax reform bill, I did so because I wanted to put more money in the pockets of hardworking men and women in Southwest Alabama. That is exactly what is happening. I applaud Overseas Hardwoods for investing in their employees and for continuing to play such an important role in our local economy.”

Last month, Xante Printers in Mobile also gave out bonuses checks to their employees in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Click here for more information on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Click here for a list of the hundreds of companies around the United States that have given bonuses, raised wages, or increased benefits due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Byrne, Delaney Introduce the Don’t Tax Higher Education Act

2018/03/09

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Congressman John Delaney (D-MD) have introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal the excise tax on endowments that was included in the tax reform bill signed into law last year. The tax bill passed last year creates a 1.4% excise tax on net endowment income for institutions with large endowments. Because the legislation did not include threshold adjustments for inflation, it is likely that more and more institutions will be subject to the tax in the future.

The Delaney-Byrne Don’t Tax Higher Education Act eliminates the tax on endowments. The Delaney-Byrne bill is supported by the American Council on Education, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

“While the impact of the excise tax on college endowments may be small today, I worry about future growth and expansion of this misguided tax on higher education. We should all be looking for ways to increase access to higher education, and endowments play a very important role in funding scholarships, student aid, and important research initiatives. As we continue working to build and train the workforce of the 21st Century, we must be doing more – not less – to improve higher education in America, and I am proud to partner with Congressman Delaney on this bipartisan legislation,” said Congressman Bradley Byrne.

“America’s colleges and universities are one of our singular assets as a country. We lead the world in higher education and it gives us an incredible advantage in today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy. We should be leaning into these advantages, not undermining them,” said Congressman Delaney. “Colleges and universities rely on their endowments to provide essential funding for financial aid, support difference-making research and teaching and effectively manage complex long and short term costs. I’m proud to work with Congressman Byrne on this bipartisan bill that ends the tax on higher education.”

 “We applaud Representatives Delaney and Byrne for their commitment to eliminating this unnecessary and misguided tax. Our tax policy should encourage donors to make charitable gifts supporting wider access through scholarships, research and academic programs at colleges, universities and independent schools. It should not penalize donor generosity by taxing the endowed charitable gifts of donors, redirecting critical funds away from supporting the important work of educational institutions,” said Sue Cunningham, President and CEO of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

“The new excise tax on endowments at private colleges and universities will simply result in fewer dollars available for scholarships, student services, research, and college and university operating expenses at the impacted institutions. Eliminating this tax is a sound policy step squarely in the public interest,” said John Walda, President and CEO, National Association of College and University Business Officers.

“The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities fully supports Rep. Delaney's efforts to repeal the endowment tax.  This new excise tax on private college endowments is an unprecedented intrusion into charitable giving.  Private colleges rely on alumni gifts to support our students and missions the same way public colleges rely on the full faith and credit of the states.  It's an unfair attack on one sector of higher education, creates a dangerous precedent of taxing charities, and does nothing to help students,” said Dr. David L. Warren, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

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Byrne, Mitchell Introduce Major Budget Reform Legislation

2018/03/08

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) today introduced legislation to fundamentally reform the broken Congressional budget process in an effort to rein in spending, control the national debt, and make the process work more efficiently.

Rep. Byrne and Rep. Mitchell both served on the Debt Ceiling Working Group, formed last year by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to come up with ideas to control federal spending. The legislation, known as the Protecting Our Children’s Future Act of 2018, incorporates many ideas from the working group.

Congressman Byrne said: “Instead of just continually saying that the Congressional budget process is broken, it is time we take action to fix the problem. The Protecting Our Children’s Future Act represents a wholesale reform of the way Congress handles taxpayer money and brings the process in line with the realities of today’s federal government. We cannot continue to govern from one budget crisis to the next, and this legislation would ensure Congress is able to better exercise the power of the purse while also reining in wasteful spending.”

Congressman Mitchell said: “For too long, our government has been bogged down by short-term spending bills that are bad policy and bad politics. This is a direct result of Congress not having the adequate tools to budget and appropriate effectively.  It’s time we fix our nation’s antiquated, broken budget process with a more practicable system that runs on realistic timelines. The Protecting Our Children’s Future Act will allow Congress to responsibly budget for the future and rein in out of control spending – one of the top reasons I ran for Congress.”

Among the various reforms, the bill would:

  • Move to biennial budgeting in an effort to create a more realistic timeframe for the budgeting and appropriations process;
  • Subject all appropriations bills to the reconciliation process, resulting in a 51 vote majority needed for passage in the Senate if bills comply with the budget;
  • Withholds pay for Members of Congress if Congress fails to pass a conferenced budget resolutionon time – removes the incentive for Congress not comply with its legal obligation to produce a federal budget;
  • Impose a modern budget timeframe that more accurately reflects the current Congressional and Presidential calendar;
  • Repeal the Budget Control Act caps that have hurt military readiness and been used by Democrats as leverage for wasteful spending;
  • Shift most mandatory spending to discretionary with the exceptions being Social Security Old Age and Survivors benefits, Medicare, TRICARE, and veterans programs, taking almost all spending off autopilot; and
  • Implement zero based budgeting in an effort to ensure all programs and expenditures are justified by agencies from the ground up at the beginning of each budget cycle.

Click here to read the Protecting Our Children’s Future Act of 2018.

Click here for additional information on the Protecting Our Children’s Future Act.

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Byrne Expresses Concern About Chinese Actions in Africa

2018/03/06

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today expressed his concerns about recent actions by China in Africa, specifically actions in the Republic of Djibouti.

Djibouti recently illegally seized control of the Doraleh port terminal by presidential decree, and some reports indicate Djibouti plans to gift the facility to the Chinese government. Congressman Byrne fears this aggressive expansion into Africa could hinder U.S. military and intelligence efforts to operate in the strategic choke point in the Horn of Africa.

Djibouti is home to the only permanent U.S. base on the entire African continent and hosts roughly 4,000 military and intelligence personnel.

Byrne today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis outlining his concerns, and he also questioned General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of U.S. Africa Command, about China’s actions in Africa and how it could impact the United States.

Congressman Byrne said: “I am deeply troubled about recent Chinese actions in Africa and efforts to expand their influence in the region. Reports that Djibouti plans to gift a major port to the Chinese government could negatively impact the ability of U.S. military and intelligence officials to conduct critical counterterrorism operations. I encourage our military leaders to monitor the issue closely to ensure that any actions will not negatively impact our servicemembers or our important economic, military, or diplomatic efforts throughout Africa.”

Click here to read Congressman Byrne’s letter to Secretary Mattis.

Click here to watch Congressman Byrne’s questioning of General Waldhauser.

The full text of Congressman’s letter can be found below.

 

Dear Secretary Mattis:

Last week, the Republic of Djibouti illegally seized control of the Doraleh port terminal by presidential decree.  According to reports, Djibouti plans to gift the facility to the Chinese government.  While Beijing’s aggressive expansion into Africa is not new, I am concerned our military and intelligence assets and ability to operate in this strategic choke point are increasingly under threat due to China’s growing influence with President Guelleh’s government.

As you well know, Djibouti is a key location for U.S. power projection and operations.  According to the Department of Defense, Camp Lemonnier is the only U.S. permanent base on the entire African continent and is “essential to U.S. efforts in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”  The base hosts 4,000 military and intelligence personnel and serves as a key outpost for counterterrorism operations targeting AQIP, al-Shabaab, Boko Haram, the Lord’s Resistance Army and ISIS.   Home to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Djibouti hosts Special Forces, UAVs, helicopters, planes, and a 150-member rapid response force.  Established in the wake of the fatal attack on our mission in Benghazi, this unit is tasked to support and protect U.S. diplomatic personnel working in austere environments across the region. 

With these sensitive operations based out of Djibouti, I am troubled by President Guelleh’s decision to allow the Chinese to obtain land to build a massive base just miles from Camp Lemonnier.  Roughly the size of New Jersey, Djibouti is the only country in the world to host both a U.S. and Chinese naval base.  With the completion of Beijing’s first foreign military base, Djibouti is primed to host up to 10,000 troops from China – more than double the U.S. presence.  As confirmed by AFRICOM commander General Thomas Waldhauser, this is the closest to a U.S. installation that a rival has been able to build a base, raising significant “security concerns.”                                   

President Guellah’s willingness to accommodate China is further illustrated in recent reports requesting U.S. forces leave the port town to make way for the Chinese.  Many in Congress, the intelligence community, and military have warned of the impact this growing foothold will have in the region.  During testimony before the House Armed Services Committee on February 27th, CENTCOM commander General Votel confirmed “the new military base and port allow China to project forces more permanently within the region and influence strategically valuable trade waterways.” 

However, China’s purchase of influence doesn’t stop at the port.  Beijing has financed two international airports, a rail line linking Djibouti and Ethiopia, and a new presidential palace for Mr. Guelleh – rumored to be “free of charge.”  Improper bilateral business dealings in the region represent such a challenge, AFRICOM addressed them in its 2017 posture statement: “Whether with trade, natural resource exploitation, or weapons sales, we continue to see international competitors engage with African partners in a manner contrary to the international norms of transparency and good governance. These competitors weaken our African partners’ ability to govern and will ultimately hinder Africa’s long-term stability and economic growth, and they will also undermine and diminish U.S. influence.” It is becoming clear what Chinese influence has bought today.  The concern is what will it buy tomorrow.

If Djibouti is willing to confiscate a port terminal operating under a legal 30-year agreement, what is to stop President Guelleh from reneging on the twenty-year lease the U.S. signed in 2014 for Camp Lemonnier?  The growing correlation between the billions spent by Beijing and actions taken by Djibouti harmful to the interests of the U.S. and our allies raises serious questions.  In his 2015 Foreign Affairs piece “China Comes to Djibouti: Why Washington Should be Worried”, China scholar Dr. John Lee provides a prescient answer: “Money talks, especially in small and underdeveloped states run by authoritarian governments such as Djibouti—and soon Beijing, not Washington, may have the strongest voice.” 

Your April 2017 visit to Djibouti sent a strong signal about the strategic significance and need for a robust U.S. presence.  I appreciate your statements highlighting the need for long-established international norms to be followed in and around the increasingly congested country.  As you engage your Djiboutian counterparts, I respectfully request you continue to ensure our presence and ability to operate unimpeded are respected.

Thank you for your steady leadership of the Department and continued selfless dedication to our country.

Sincerely,

 

Bradley Byrne

Member of Congress

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Byrne Remembers Officer Justin Billa

2018/03/06

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in memory of fallen Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa. Officer Billa was shot and killed during a domestic violence call on February 20th, 2018.

The full transcript of Congressman Byrne’s speech can be found below.

Congressman Byrne said: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to remember the life of Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa. Officer Billa was tragically shot and killed in the line of duty on February 20th.

“I’m not sure my path ever crossed with Officer Billa, but it may have. See, we take for granted the work our police officers do on a daily basis.

“Police officers hug their families goodbye and leave their home each day or night not knowing whether they will come home safe.

“Each and every day our law enforcement and first responders work to keep us safe and support our communities, but we far too often take their service for granted.

“I can think of no better way to honor the life of Officer Billa than to encourage every American to take time to say “thank you” to your local police officers.

“To Officer Billa’s wife, Erin, and their young son, Taylor, I hope you take comfort in knowing that you are loved.

“Justin’s service and sacrifice to Mobile, Alabama, and the United States will never be forgotten.

“I yield back.”

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Workplace Safety Always a Top Priority

2018/03/04

No matter the size of the business, the number of workers it employs, or the industry it supports, workplace safety is the responsibility and should be a chief priority of all businesses. Every worker deserves a safe and healthy workplace.

As Chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee, I recently convened a hearing to examine the role of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in supporting workplace safety. The hearing looked at how OSHA is ensuring safe workplaces and promoting smart, responsible regulatory policies for both employees and employers.

OSHA plays a key role in helping workers and employers make workplaces safe through its health and safety standards, guidelines, education, assistance, and outreach. The agency’s policies cover approximately 130 million workers at more than 8 million worksites. Its reach encompasses private sector employers and workers in all 50 states.

While OSHA has standards that provide employees with workplace protections across many industries, employers are continuously struggling to comply with the ever-changing standards and new regulations released by OSHA every year. I often hear stories from local businesses in Southwest Alabama who are negatively impacted by confusing, unnecessary, and ever-changing policies put forward by OSHA.

I have heard from countless employers and business owners who have told me about the challenges they face in complying with OSHA’s policies. While these employers agree that OSHA strives to create what it views as the safest working environments for employees, it is often hard for businesses of all sizes to stay in compliance with OSHA standards. Many businesses also agree that OSHA’s intentions are well-meaning, but are unworkable in the real world.

Furthermore, continuous change comes at a cost to many businesses as they must adjust operations to meet the new standards. These compliance costs are especially difficult for small businesses who have limited resources to meet new, burdensome OSHA standards. The added compliance costs are often passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices.

That said, there are programs at OSHA designed to help businesses of all sizes in a proactive way. Just last week, I visited the Cintas location in Mobile to celebrate their designation as an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star site. I continue to applaud the local employees for their commitment to workplace safety, and I think it is critical that OSHA pursue proactive, positive ways to ensure a safe workplace instead of only using punitive practices.

During the hearing, a representative from the National Association of Home Builders had this to say about how OSHA’s policies are making things harder for the construction industry:

“In recent years, OSHA has unleashed a ‘regulatory tsunami’ on the construction industry—a significant growth in the number and scope of regulations, along with the associated costs of these regulations—and the process by which many of OSHA’s compliance inspections were undertaken has raised concerns from our members about OSHA’s heavy-handed enforcement practices and procedures.”

Another big issue with OSHA currently is that the Senate has failed to confirm President Trump’s nominee to lead the agency, Scott Mungo. Mr. Mungo has worked on safety programs and policies at FedEx for many years, and he understands the real-world impact of federal policies. Like many other nominees, the Senate needs to confirm him so OSHA has a permanent leader in place.

It is my hope that with new leadership, a focus on the real-world impact of their agency’s policies, and proactive outreach, we can see greater trust between OSHA and business and truly promote workplace safety in a way that makes things better for American workers.

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Byrne, Adams Statement on President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs

2018/02/27

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, today commended President Donald Trump’s appointment of Johnny Taylor to serve as Chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs.

Congressman Byrne said: “Johnny Taylor understands both the challenges and the opportunities facing our nation’s HBCUs. President Trump made an outstanding decision in selecting him to serve as Chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs, and I look forward to working with Johnny and other advocates to ensure HBCUs receive the assistance and attention they need and deserve.”

Congresswoman Adams said: “I’m pleased to learn of the revival of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs and to see Johnny Taylor appointed as its chairman. Johnny’s experience working alongside HBCU presidents and chancellors will prove invaluable as we continue working to address the challenges facing our schools.”

Johnny Taylor previously served as President of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and he is now the President and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management.

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Byrne Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations

2018/02/27

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today announced his service academy nominations. As a Member of Congress, Congressman Byrne can nominate students from Alabama’s First Congressional District for appointment to the United States Air Force, Naval, Military (West Point), and Merchant Marine Academies.

Congressman Byrne said: “America’s Armed Forces are made up of young men and women who bravely answered the call for service. There is truly no greater honor than serving one’s country, and I am honored each year to nominate outstanding young individuals from Southwest Alabama to attend our nation’s military service academies.  These nominees are proven leaders in their classrooms and communities, and they have now made the choice to serve our great nation.  I applaud these impressive young men and women for their decision, and I wish them all the best in the years ahead.”

The following students received an official nomination from Congressman Byrne to attend a U.S. Service Academy:

Zyahn Archibald, from St. Paul’s Episcopal School, received a nomination to the United States Naval Academy. He is the son of Sherry and Aston Archibald.

Thomas Chandler, from Murphy High School, received a nomination to the United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, and United States Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Lydia and Chay Chandler.

Jack DeTombe, from Foley High School, received a nomination to the United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, and United States Air Force Academy. He is the son of Chris DeTombe.

Wil Dobbins, from Baldwin County High School, received a nomination to the United States Naval Academy. He is the son of Kathy and Sonny Dobbins.

Joshua Gardner, from Fairhope High School, received a nomination to the United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and United States Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Jeffrey Gardner and Allison Ward.

Justin Ingram, from Spanish Fort High School, received a nomination to the United States Military Academy. He is the son of Pamela and Greg Sanchez.

Bailee Jordan, from Baker High School, received a nomination to the United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and United States Merchant Marine Academy. She is the daughter of Paula and Wayne Jordan.

Trae’ Lee, from Escambia Academy, received a nomination to the United States Naval Academy. He is the son of Jaqueline and James Lee.

Michelle Roca, from Mc-Gill Toolen Catholic High School, received a nomination to the United States Naval Academy and United States Air Force Academy. She is the daughter of Theresa and Dr. Cesar Roca.

Felix Ronderos, from UMS-Wright Preparatory School, received a nomination to the United States Military Academy. He is the son of Jennifer and Juan Ronderos.

Abby Warner, from Fairhope High School, received a nomination to the United States Air Force Academy. She is the daughter of Aymie and John Warner.

John Marshall Williams, from Fairhope High School, received a nomination to the United States Naval Academy and United States Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Eleanor and Eric Williams.

Eligible applicants must be at least 17 years old, be a citizen of the United States, have good moral character, demonstrate strong leadership skills, and achieve impressive scholastic achievements.

Congressman Byrne is only responsible for nominating students to the service academies. The final decision on appointments rests solely with the academy. You can learn about the nomination process by clicking here.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Byrne.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Byrne is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Byrne has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Bradley Byrne sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Byrne was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Byrne sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (27%)Education (20%)Native Americans (13%)Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%)Economics and Public Finance (13%)Armed Forces and National Security (13%)

Recent Bills

Some of Byrne’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Byrne’s VoteVote Description
Nay S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed 369/53.
The Global Food Security Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114–195), is a law introduced on March 24, 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representative Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith (New Jersey-R) and on May 7, 2015 by Senator Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania-D), and signed by ...
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
No H.R. 6: 21st Century Cures Act
Jul 10, 2015. Passed 344/77.
The 21st Century Cures Act is a bipartisan bill that would reform the current standards and appropriations for biomedical research, provide $1.75 billion annually for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and $110 million for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This funding would end ...
Not Voting H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2014 to Mar 2018, Byrne missed 82 of 2,697 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2014 Jan-Mar14610.7%39th
2014 Apr-Jun21910.5%24th
2014 Jul-Sep1473121.1%98th
2014 Nov-Dec4900.0%0th
2015 Jan-Mar14474.9%79th
2015 Apr-Jun244145.7%87th
2015 Jul-Sep13910.7%34th
2015 Oct-Dec17710.6%31st
2016 Jan-Mar13796.6%72nd
2016 Apr-Jun20400.0%0th
2016 Jul-Sep23293.9%83rd
2016 Nov-Dec4800.0%0th
2017 Jan-Mar20821.0%36th
2017 Apr-Jun13600.0%0th
2017 Jul-Sep19900.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec16700.0%0th
2018 Jan-Mar10165.9%75th

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