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Getting America back on track

Posted on February 25th, 2016

Source – AL.com

By U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne

Our nation is on the wrong track. Our immigration system is broken, the national debt continues to rise, our military is weakening, and too many Americans are struggling to make ends meet. That’s why it is no surprise that over 60 percent of Americans believe our country is headed in the wrong direction.

I don’t need polls to tell me people are frustrated. I’ve held 72 town hall meetings all across our area since being elected to Congress and hear these concerns at each one.

In these challenging times, it is so important we elect people who can stand up against big government while never losing sight of the priorities that are important to Southwest Alabama.

From fighting back against government overreach to holding federal agencies accountable, my record as a conservative fighter is crystal clear.

It was my bill repealing Obamacare that passed the House last year, a rare feat for a Congressman to get a bill passed through the House in only their first full term. I’ve introduced a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution that would require Washington to live within its means.

I’ve stood up for the unborn and voted seven times to defund Planned Parenthood and permanently stop taxpayer funding of abortion.  Anyone who says differently is simply not telling the truth.

Along with Senator Sessions, I have opposed the President’s illegal executive amnesty and pushed for increased border security, and I’m honored to have Senator Sessions’ support in this campaign.

I’ve also never been afraid to stand up to my party’s leadership when necessary. From voting against the omnibus funding bill in December because it failed to stop the Syrian refugee program to opposing a bill that would reduce veterans’ access to private medical care, I always put my constituents in Southwest Alabama first.

Despite the mess in Washington, I am proud of the progress we have been able to make on important local priorities. By passing a long-term highway bill, we are closer than ever before to getting a new I-10 bridge built over the Mobile River and are making real progress on other local transportation projects.

We passed a bill in the House that would get the federal government out of the way and allow us to have a longer Red Snapper season, which is vital to our coastal communities and local fishermen.

Just as important, we have stopped efforts to cut the Littoral Combat Ship program before, and I plan to do so again this year. The Navy needs these ships and the program is critical for the over 4,000 men and women who work at the Austal shipyard in Mobile.

We need an effective Congressman who knows how to win for our local priorities while also being able to fight for conservative reforms that lead to a smaller, more accountable federal government.

There are some people who just talk and there are others who actually do something.  I’m a doer, not a talker.

So, if you allow me to continue fighting for you in Congress, I promise to keep working every day to make Southwest Alabama a better place to live, work, and raise a family. I need your support, I need your prayers, and I humbly ask for your vote on March 1st.