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  • Congressman Brady Celebrates USMCA Entering Into Force
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    CONROE, TX - Today, the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially entered into force. In recognition of this momentous accomplishment, Congressman Brady hosted a phone call with bipartisan members of the Texas Delegation. “After almost two years, the United States Mexico Canada Agreement is entering into force. This is a tremendous accomplishment, and it would not be possible without the hard work and leadership of those joining me today on the call,” said Congressman Brady. “The ... Read more

  • Do you support the High Speed Rail?
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: High Speed Rail

    As you may know, I strongly oppose Texas Central Rail’s efforts to develop a high-speed rail in Texas. The proposed Dallas to Houston route would threaten the property rights of Texas landowners whose farms, ranches, and homesteads sit along the route – land that has at times been in families for generations. Plus, the project’s cost has already increased by nearly 300 percent and serious economic and safety questions have gone unanswered. While I strongly support infrastructure that addresses ... Read more

  • Congressman Brady Announces $2 Million Grant to City of Conroe
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    CONROE, TX - Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement after the City of Conroe was awarded $2 million in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds through the CARES Act: “This important funding will be used to improve the City's transit system, Conroe Connection, and I was pleased to send a letter of support to FTA Administrator Williams urging him to consider its approval. “As the fastest growing city in Texas, Conroe is undergoing tremendous change. This grant w... Read more

  • Congressman Brady Sponsors the JUSTICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    CONROE, TX - Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement after becoming an original co-sponsor of theJUSTICE Act, legislation that offers real solutions to increase transparency, accountability, and performance in our nation’s law enforcement: “I’m proud to be an original co-sponsor of the JUSTICE Act – meaningful legislation introduced in the House by my colleague and former police officer of 20 years, Congressman Pete Stauber. With critical reforms such as requiring... Read more

  • Brady: Mnuchin is Right, Now Is Not the Time for Countries to Impose New Digital Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, Your Taxes, COVID-19

    Washington, D.C. -- The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sent a letter to four European finance ministers warning them not to press forward with plans for new digital taxes: “I agree with Secretary Mnuchin that this is not the time to be imposing a punitive new tax on mainly U.S. companies--which also erodes America’s tax base, making it more difficult to meet the long-term needs of ou... Read more

  • Brady Opening Statement at Hearing on The 2020 Trade Policy Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at a Full Committee Hearing on The 2020 Trade Policy Agenda. CLICK HERE to watch the hearing. Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Thank you, Chairman Neal. "And thank you, Ambassador Lighthizer, for joining us today in person. "It’s good to finally be back in this historic room. Our Committee has remained busy and productive throughout this pandemic, albeit diff... Read more

  • Congressman Brady Celebrates Local Students Appointed to Military Academies
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    This past weekend, Congressman Kevin Brady hosted his annual Military Academy send-off breakfast to celebrate the students from the Eighth Congressional District of Texas who received appointments to the U.S. Service Academies. “This is always one of my favorite events,” said Congressman Brady. “Although our celebration looked different this year in order to practice social distancing, the accomplishments and triumphs of these students will always be something to celebrate.” “These exceptional y... Read more

  • Brady: Return To Work Bonus Crucial For Economic Recovery
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, COVID-19

    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 May jobs report: “With more jobs added and beating expectations, it's my hope that we have passed the trough of the pandemic's damage and we will continue to improve as America's economy reopens. "Our top economic priority must be to ensure the 41 million Americans who lost their jobs temporarily don’t lose them permanently. Congres... Read more

  • Brady Introduces Return To Work Bonus Legislation"
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, COVID-19

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act of 2020. This bill will help local businesses rebuild their workforce quickly by turning these unemployment benefits into a back-to-work bonus that will provide a bump to workers and help accelerate our economic recovery. Upon introduction of the legislation, Rep. Brady released the following statement: “For us to rebuild ... Read more

  • More Flexibility for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, Your Taxes, COVID-19

    Today, the House passed the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. This act addresses the ongoing needs of America's small businesses by making it easier for them to recover. This bill: Extends the forgiveness period from 8 to 24 weeks Provides additional flexibility for businesses’ overhead expenses Creates a longer repayment timetable Ensures businesses that have received a loan can defer payroll taxes With the passage of this act, small businesses across America will have mor... Read more