Defense and National Security
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Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today voted in support of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill sets the policy and authorizes funding for our nation’s military.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation announcement today.
Byrne said: “I sincerely appreciate Secretary Hagel’s loyal service to his country both as a member of the armed forces and as a public servant. We need more veterans to be involved in public service, not less.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) issued the following statement in response to Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that talks over Iran’s nuclear program will be extended for seven months. This marks the second time the talks have been extended.
The next two years are shaping up to be very interesting on Capitol Hill. As you have probably heard by now, for the first time since 2006, Republicans will control both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate.
On Election Day, voters across the country went to the polls and elected the largest Republican majority in the House since Harry Truman was President. In the Senate, Republicans have already captured eight new seats.
The elections are now over, and it’s time to get down to governing.
It’s called the “Lame Duck,” but the last two months of the 113th Congress are shaping up to be anything but “lame.” Important issues ranging from national security to funding the government must be addressed before the start of the new year.
There are some big issues facing our country: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), illegal immigration, Ebola, Obamacare, the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the list goes on and on. As your Member of Congress, I have stayed engaged on these and other issues of global and national importance.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) today accused President Barack Obama of using defense spending as a bargaining chip during a time of war. Congressman Byrne’s comments followed President Obama on Wednesday calling for any increase in defense spending to be matched with an increase to domestic spending.
President Theodore Roosevelt once said, "a good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace." I firmly agree with President Roosevelt’s assertion, and I am growing increasingly concerned about the weakening of our nation’s naval fleet at a time when we face many foreign policy challenges abroad.
Last Wednesday night, students from throughout the First Congressional District gathered in a Mobile auditorium to learn details about attending one of the five United States Service Academies. My staff and I were hosting an “Academy Night” for prospective students to hear directly from representatives of the service academies.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) will host a town hall meeting in Mobile to discuss his recent trip to the Middle East and strategies for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Congressman Byrne will also take questions from attendees.