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  • Still Working
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on December 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Your Taxes, Retirement Security, Trade

    CONROE, TX - George H.W. Bush was a courageous war hero, Texas Congressman, an Ambassador, Director of the CIA, Vice President, and President of the United States. But I believe he would say his favorite title was husband to his beloved Bar, and greatest accomplishment was in raising children who serve their nation with equal dedication and patriotism. Our country and our state have lost a man of honor who leaves a legacy of love and service for his nation and his family. Cathy and I extend our ... Read more

  • Giving Thanks
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on November 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Your Taxes

    When not working in Washington I get to work in the district, listening and learning about the concerns of constituents. One of the highlights of the last few weeks was visiting the new state-of-the-art Career and Technology Center at Willis ISD. Director Travis Utecht gave me a tour and I was impressed by the facility and the dedication of the instructors. Institutions like this are a vital part of helping students prepare for the 21stCentury American economy. It’s great to have a world-class e... Read more

  • We must keep this momentum going
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on November 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    “Jobs smash estimates with gain of 250,000, wage gains pass 3% for first time since recession” What an amazing headline from CNBC last week and there is no doubt about it—the American economy is booming. Across the nation, we are seeing measurable results and real improvement for the paychecks of America’s workers and families. Wages and salaries increased by 3.1 percent, the highest level in a decade. Unemployment has dropped to the lowest level since 1969. Consumer confidence has jumped to an ... Read more

  • Did you see these numbers?
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on October 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    During the Obama Presidency, economic experts told us that the stagnation we experienced in the American economy was the “new normal,” and we just needed to get used to it. I always rejected that notion because I believe in the determination and entrepreneurial spirit of the American people. The problem was that the federal government was getting in the way with high taxes and unnecessary burdensome red-tape. President Trump promised to change all that and last week we saw further confirmation ... Read more

  • News You May Have Missed
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    With the lack of coverage by the media, you may have missed the House of Representatives pass three important bills that will help ensure continued momentum from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Dubbed Tax Reform 2.0, these bills will make permanent the tax cuts for individuals and small businesses, make it easier for families to save earlier in life and more for retirement and education costs, and help new companies move from the garage to Main Street by allowing them to write off more of their start... Read more

  • Progress on Making Tax Cuts Permanent
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    The House Ways and Means Committee, which I lead, voted to approve Tax Reform 2.0 earlier this month, clearing the way for the House of Representatives to consider the three-bill package this week and keep up the momentum created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The first bill will make permanent the individual and small business tax cuts, ensuring that families keep more of their hard-earned paychecks and giving local companies the certainty they need to invest in their workers and grow their busi... Read more

  • The News is Even Better
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on September 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    By: U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady In July, we received great news that the American economy had grown in the second quarter by 4.1 percent. Those numbers were recently revised, and we learned that it grew at 4.2 percent! On top of our best annual growth rate in a decade, August was another solid month of job growth with private-sector earnings up as well. There is no question the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has changed the trajectory of our economy for the better. To keep that momentum going, the House... Read more

  • Texas Strong - One Year Later
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    By: U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady A year ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall, one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. Hundreds of Texas families were left homeless and without resources, and 88 Texans lost their lives. In total, this devastating storm caused an estimated $125 billion or more in damages. On day one, the Texas congressional delegation took action. They worked closely with federal, state and local leaders to deliver relief to those who needed it most ... Read more

  • Hit the Ground Running
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    By: U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady August is my favorite time of the year because it means I get the opportunity to spend more time back home with you and the great folks of District Eight. This district work period – I have already hit the ground running – meeting with local businesses on the benefits of Tax Reform and receiving input on issues important to you, your family and our communities. The Lone Star State is truly proof that Tax Reform is working. In Texas alone, over 160,000 new jobs ha... Read more

  • Making your tax cuts permanent
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on July 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    By: U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady More incredible news for the economy last week – second quarter GDP grew at 4.1 percent thanks to a more competitive tax code and bold regulatory reforms! As families across the country are experiencing higher wages, more job opportunity and a booming economy – it’s clear the tax cuts are working, and Americans are better off now. In fact, Texans are coming out on top. People in the 8th Congressional District will see an average savings in their tax bill in 2018 ... Read more