Press Releases

Aug 25, 2014

Braley Continues Fight for RFS During Final Step of Process

Today, ahead of a final review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by the Obama Administration, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) continued his push to support biofuel production and American energy independence.

Aug 21, 2014

Braley Writes Boehner, Calls for an End to Big Oil Tax Breaks

Issues: Tax Reform

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today wrote a letter to Speaker John Boehner urging House leadership to bring the Ending Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act of 2013 to the House floor for a vote. Braley previously announced his support for the legislation which would end tax breaks for the largest and most profitable oil companies, saving taxpayers roughly $40 billion over the next five years.

Aug 14, 2014

Braley Statement on Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today released the following statement on the 79th anniversary of the Social Security program.

Aug 14, 2014

After Additional Troops Sent to Iraq, Braley Voices Concerns to Defense Secretary

Issues: Defense and National Security, Iraq and Afghanistan

Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) is today asking Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to answer questions about the nature of America’s recent military reengagement in Iraq after it was announced that the Pentagon was sending an additional 130 military personnel to northern Iraq.

Aug 7, 2014

Braley Wins Award for Ethanol Advocacy

Issues: Energy

Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) this week was named a 2014 Fueling Growth Award Winner from Growth Energy. The award “is the highest honor given to Congressional leaders who vigorously advocate for ethanol—America’s homegrown, renewable fuel,” according to the organization.

Jul 31, 2014

Braley Writes FAA in Continued Effort to Keep Dubuque Air Traffic Control Tower Open

Issues: Transportation

Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in writing the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Michael Huerta, with questions about the long term strategy of the FAA’s long term plan for the Federal Contract Tower Program, which includes the Dubuque Airport air traffic control tower—a facility Braley has repeatedly fought to keep open.

Jul 31, 2014

Ahead of Decision on Renewable Fuel Standard, Braley Calls for an End to Big Oil Tax Breaks

Issues: Energy

Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today announced his support for the Ending Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act—which would end tax breaks for the largest oil companies, saving taxpayers roughly $40 billion over the next five years.

Jul 30, 2014

Braley Backs Bipartisan Veterans Administration Reform Compromise

Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today voted in favor of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014—the bipartisan reform package, meant to address problems within the Veterans Affairs Administration—as it overwhelmingly passed the House 420-5.

Jul 30, 2014

Braley-Backed Anti-Spoofing Legislation Clears Committee Hurdle

Continuing his fight to protect Iowa’s seniors from scam-artists, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today supported the bipartisan Anti-Spoofing Act, which unanimously passed during a vote of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Jul 29, 2014

Braley Statement on Compromise VA Reform Bill

Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today released the following statement after the announcement of a bipartisan reform package, meant to address problems within the Veterans Affairs Administration, had been agreed to by Senate VA Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and House VA Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla):

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