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  • MYTH vs. FACT: Omnibus Legislation
    Posted in News Item on December 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, Spending Reform, Your Taxes, Border Security

    Myth: The omnibus gives Obama everything he wants. Fact: Don’t let Democrat and media spin distract you from Republican victories. I was one of the leaders to remove the decades-long ban on exporting crude oil, which is estimated to create more than 300,000 jobs in Texas. I voted to gut the job-killing, over regulating EPA, setting the agency back more than 25 years. With recent terrorist attacks, the bill also puts increased security clearance processes in place to prevent foreign terrorists fr... Read more

  • House Approves Brady Legislation: National Commission to Revamp Federal Reserve
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, Spending Reform

    Washington, DC — On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation reforming the nation’s central bank, including a new bipartisan national commission championed by Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady of Texas. Brady’s signature Centennial Monetary Commission establishes a bipartisan commission to evaluate the performance of the Federal Reserve over the first 100 years of its existence – specifically on the economy, inflation and financial stability – and to recommend to Congres... Read more

  • Obama's Veto Of Military Bill Puts Nation’s Security at Risk
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, Spending Reform, Border Security

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, (R-TX), released the following statement on the President’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2016, which authorizes funding for the U.S. S. Department of Defense. “The world is in chaos, with terrorism knocking on America’s door, and President Obama rejects Congress’s bipartisan call to fully fund our troops and national defense? This is dangerous and reckless. There is no worst possible time than now to hold America’... Read more

  • FEDERAL COLLECTIONS SET TWO NEW RECORDS: Revenue per person for budget year highest in U.S. history
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, Spending Reform, Your Taxes

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas, the top House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee, made the following statement in reaction to the release of the Monthly Treasury Statement (MTS) on Thursday, October 15 showing that two new records had been set for inflation adjusted per person receipts by the federal government. “Washington is flush with dollars, collecting more money per person for the budget year and more money than any twelve-month period on record, even adju... Read more

  • Real per Person Revenue Collections Continue to Rise
    Posted in News Item on August 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery

    Fact: Only twice has the federal government collected more revenue per person (adjusted for inflation) in a twelve month period than it has over the past twelve months. Fact: All-time record may be set by September 30 if current pace of federal revenue growth continues. Quote from Representative Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the top House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee: “Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Treasury Department confirm that Washington doesn’t have from a revenue prob... Read more

  • 4 Graphs: Why Paul Krugman is Dead Wrong about Education
    Posted in News Item on July 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery

    4 Graphs: Why Paul Krugman is Dead Wrong about Education Rep. Kevin Brady July 9, 2015 How wrong can New York Times columnist Paul Krugman be? In June of 2013 he summarily declared that “Education, then, is no longer the answer to rising inequality, if it ever was (which I doubt).” Set aside that Krugman has recently devolved into a frequently petty, acerbic defender of tired, top-down liberal doctrines. It’s his increasingly bizarre economic statements that deserve scrutiny. For example: Dr. K... Read more

  • Job Growth in May Good, but Not Good Enough
    Posted in In The News on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, made the following statement upon today’s release of Employment Situation Report for May 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reported an increase of 280,000 nonfarm payroll jobs (262,000 private payroll jobs) and the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.5 percent. “It’s good news that an additional 280,000 Americans found work in May, but unacceptable that the Obama recovery’s priva... Read more

  • The Obama Recovery Gets Another Downgrade
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas, the top House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee issued the following statement on the today’s release by Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of its second estimate of 1st-quarter 2015 GDP. BEA estimates that real GDP fell at an annual rate of 0.7 percent during the 1st-quarter of 2015. In its first estimate, BEA estimated that real GDP grew at an annual rate of 0.2 percent. “This is just another in a disappointing string of news ab... Read more

  • WSJ: House Votes to Permanently Extend Research Tax Credit
    Posted in In The News on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, Spending Reform, Your Taxes

    WASHINGTON—The House on Wednesday voted to permanently extend a popular federal tax credit for research, in a move that foreshadows a likely clash between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama later this year. The vote was 274 to 145. The legislation appears unlikely to become law on its own. But it could become a bargaining chip in a developing debate over taxes as well as highway funding. The research break is one of about 50 targeted tax breaks that have been enacted repeatedly... Read more

  • Rep. Brady on Larry Kudlow's National Radio Show
    Posted in In The News on April 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, Spending Reform, Your Taxes

    Congressman Kevin Brady joined former Reagan Budget expert Larry Kudlow (pictured above) on his nationally syndicated radio show this weekend to discuss the House passage of two Brady tax relief bills and other economic issues. Listen by clicking here. Read more