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  • Brady: "American Energy Dominance Should be Celebrated"
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Kevin Brady released the following statement after voting against anti-energy legislation in the House of Representatives: “In Texas, curtailing offshore drilling activities would negatively impact the hundreds of thousands in the Greater Houston area who work for the oil and gas industry and would have adverse, long term consequences on our state’s economic well-being. “Regulating offshore drilling practices will also threaten America’s national security by... Read more

  • Brady Statement on August 2019 Jobs Report
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery

    Washington, D.C. –The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s August 2019 jobs report: “This is an economy where the American worker is in charge. Paychecks continue to grow and more and more people, who for too long have been stuck on the sidelines, are joining our unstoppable workforce – labor force participation rose and African American unemployment hit its lowest level ever. Congress need... Read more

  • Brady Statement on USMCA Meetings in Mexico City with Senior Mexican Officials
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Brady Statement on USMCA Meetings in Mexico City with Senior Mexican Officials AUGUST 16, 2019 - PRESS RELEASE FROM COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Rob Damschen Jesse Solis (202) 226-4774 Mexico City, Mexico–This week, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) met with top Mexican government officials to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Rep. Brady released the following statement upon completion of the ... Read more

  • Brady, Braun Introduce Bill to Cap Federal Spending, Right-size the Government, Grow the Economy, and Balance the Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending Reform

    Washington, D.C. - This week, Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the Maximizing America’s Prosperity (MAP) Act: “Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem; and the best way for Congress to approach this issue is by committing to smarter federal spending caps," said Congressman Brady. "I introduced the MAP Act to put America’s budget back on a path to sustainable financial solvency. It is my hope that Congress can come together to pa... Read more

  • Brady Opening Statement at Legislative Hearing on the Social Security 2100 Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at a Legislative Hearing on the Social Security 2100 Act. According to the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration, this plan is expected to cost nearly $19 trillion. And the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that this plan will subject workers with poverty-level earnings to a tax hike of nearly 1,000% over the next decade, as well f... Read more

  • Brady Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Equal Treatment of Public Servants in Social Security Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced H.R. 3934, the “Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2019.” This legislation permanently repeals the windfall elimination provision (WEP) and transitions to a fair formula that treats our teachers, firefighters, and police officers just like everyone else. Upon introduction of this legislation, the Texan lawmaker released the following statement: “For years, lawmakers on both sid... Read more

  • Brady: "The Time is Now to Stand Against Anti-Semitism"
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 1837, United States-Israel Cooperation Enhancement and Regional Security Act and H.Res. 246, Opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement: “As a proud co-sponsor of both H.R. 1837 and H.Res 246, I’m pleased the House was able to come together in a bipartisan manner and pass these importa... Read more

  • Democrats Threaten Nearly 4 Million Jobs, Many of Them Women, with Minimum Wage Mandate
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Kevin Brady released the following statement after voting against H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which passed the House of Representatives 231-199: “The Democrat minimum wage mandate threatens the jobs of nearly four million American workers – many of whom are minorities, women, and those without high school diplomas. “Thanks to Republican-led tax reform, the economy is booming in ways we haven’t seen in decades. This mandate will stop our growing economy... Read more

  • Brady on National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020: "For the past 58 years, the National Defense Authorization Act has been a bipartisan bill that fulfills Congress’ most important constitutional duty: provide for the common defense. Unfortunately, this year, House Democrats have let their political agenda hinder our ability to work together to keep the American people safe. "The propose... Read more

  • Brady Statement on White House Action to Promote Kidney Health
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order focused on advancing American kidney health: “I applaud the Administration’s initiative on Advancing American Kidney Health and its goal to reduce the number of patients with end-stage renal disease by 2030. As President Trump discussed today, there are over 100,000 Americans receiving dialysis each year, ... Read more