On the Issues:
We are a nation of laws, and our immigration laws must be enforced. I have two requirements when it comes to the issue of immigration. First, I do not and will not support amnesty. Second, we must first focus on truly securing the border before we make other reforms to our immigration system. Illegal immigration is about more than just following the law. It is a matter of national security.
I’ll lead the charge to balance the budget without raising taxes, hold the line on spending, and allow the American economy to expand through natural, bottom-up growth. With Airbus and Austal, our single biggest private-sector employer in the district, we are already a center for aviation and shipbuilding. We have one of the fastest-expanding cargo ports in the world.
Government Regulations continue to bypass Constitutional limits on federal authority and strangle state and local economies. I will fight for a simpler and fairer tax code that would virtually eliminate the need for the corrupt IRS. Here at home, we need to get the federal government out of the business of telling us what fish we can catch and how many.
I will do everything in my power to protect South Alabamians Second Amendment right to bear arms. Rather than erode our Second Amendment right, we must look deeper and work to hold accountable the perpetrators who break gun laws. We must also get serious about reforming our mental health system to ensure people can get the help they need. Unconstitutional gun control is not the answer.
Bradley Byrne is a conservative fighter who has been a forceful advocate for Southwest Alabama in the United States House of Representatives.
Bradley was born and raised in Mobile, just a few miles from the site where his great-great-great grandfather, Gerald Byrne, settled in the 1780’s after coming to America from Ireland. One of Gerald’s sons became the first Probate Judge in Baldwin County, another son, Baldwin’s first postmaster. Bradley’s grandfather was elected Sheriff of Mobile County in 1926, notably running as the candidate of sweeping reforms in a campaign against “The Ring,” the corrupt cabal that then ruled Mobile public life. Bradley is the second of Elizabeth and Arthur Byrne’s three children. The Byrnes have been a continuous part of the Mobile-area community since well before Alabama’s statehood.
Bradley attended University Military School in Mobile. After completing his undergraduate studies at Duke University, Bradley came home and received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. He practiced law in Mobile for more than 30 years, always active in the local community in various service organizations.