Local U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne was sworn in today for his first full term representing the Alabama’s First Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

In the 114th Congress, Byrne will continue serving on the House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the House Committee on Natural Resources. Byrne will continue to gain seniority on each of the committees.

Bradley Byrne

“I am excited to begin my first full term in Congress, and I am ready to get down to business on behalf of the people of Southwest Alabama,” Byrne said. “With the largest Republican majority in the House since Herbert Hoover’s presidency and Republicans now controlling the Senate, I am confident we can push forward with conservative reforms that empower Americans to grow and succeed.”

Byrne said he feels serving on the congressional committees gives him the “best opportunity” to address issues that matter to the residents of south Alabama. Byrne said he plans to use his position on the Armed Services Committee to keep jobs at the Austal shipyard in Mobile, and use his time on the Education and Workforce Committee to work on “reducing the role of the federal government in education policy and support our district’s institutions of higher education.”

“The next two years present a great opportunity to solve many great challenges facing our nation, and I am committed to advancing commonsense solutions,” he said.

Congressman Byrne will continue to operate two offices in Alabama, in addition to his office in Washington. The two district offices are located in Mobile (11 North Water Street, Suite 15290) and Summerdale (502 West Lee Avenue). Constituents can also visit Congressman Byrne’s digital office at Byrne.House.Gov.