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Rep. Bradley Byrne

Representative for Alabama’s 1st District

pronounced BRAD-lee // bern

Byrne is the representative for Alabama’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 8, 2014. Byrne is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 15, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

NumbersUSA: 90% Americans for Prosperity: 85% United States Chamber of Commerce: 82% The Club for Growth: 59% NIAC Action: D The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D American Civil Liberties Union: 4% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 4% Human Rights Campaign: 0% League of Conservation Voters: 0%

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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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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:

Education (17%) Labor and Employment (17%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Immigration (9%) Native Americans (9%) Arts, Culture, Religion (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Byrne voted Nay

Passed 399/22 on Feb 6, 2019.

Byrne voted Nay

Passed 358/36 on Dec 20, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FIRST Step Act, the Senate's criminal justice reform bill. The text of this bill was replaced ...

Byrne voted Nay

Passed 369/53 on Jul 6, 2016.

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 ...

Byrne voted No

Byrne voted No

Passed 344/77 on Jul 10, 2015.

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 ...

Byrne voted Not Voting

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

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. ...

Byrne voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Byrne voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Byrne voted Aye

Missed Votes

From Jan 2014 to Nov 2019, Byrne missed 95 of 3,723 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: