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  • 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

  • Congressman Brady on the Sam Malone Show
    Posted in In The News on June 2, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, COVID-19

    Today, Congressman Kevin Brady joined the Sam Malone Show to discuss the right to peacefully protest, how Texas is recovering from COVID-19, and new legislation he introduced to ensure rural communities get the federal funding they need. Click here or above to listen to the full interview. On the death of George Floyd, and the need for Americans to protest peacefully: "It does make you angry, watching that video. I mean, there is a lot of pain… but boy I just don’t think the violence makes that ... 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

  • Brady Discusses Return to Work Bonus Proposal on Squawk Box
    Posted in In The News on May 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, COVID-19

    House Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to talk about how we help Americans get back to work through a “return to work” bonus. Key excerpts: “We think the focus ought to be making sure these 40 million Americans aren’t permanently unemployed. One of the keys is to get them back to work in a safe, healthy environment. We think a return to work bonus – that allows workers to keep $1,200, two weeks of their unemployment – for taking that job that they ju... 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

  • Brady Opening Statement at Hearing on The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 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) delivered the following opening statement at a Full Committee Hearing on The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color. CLICK HERE to watch the hearing. Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Thank you, Chairman Neal. "Let me begin by urging our Democratic colleagues to reopen the House. There is much work to be done; the Senate is in session and the Trump administration has continued to ... Read more

  • $3 Trillion and Wasted Time…
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, COVID-19

    … that’s what Speaker Pelosi’s bill will cost the American people. Rather than introducing smart, bipartisan legislation that will help America recover, Democrats have put forward a messaging bill full of special-interest giveaways that's DOA in the Senate. Millions of Americans across the country are without jobs – but House Democrats' progressive wish-list is packed with wasteful spending unrelated to economic stimulus and combatting COVID-19. Instead of helping our small businesses, this bill... Read more

  • Brady: "This bill guarantees a prolonged recession."
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, Spending Reform, COVID-19

    WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in opposition to Speaker Pelosi's $3 trillion "Careless" Act. Remarks as prepared for delivery: "What are we doing here? "Our nation is fighting a vicious battle for lives and jobs – yet Democrats waste time bringing a partisan, political, and dead bill to the House. "Never asking Republicans to work together. "It’s shameful. As one House Democrat who oppose... Read more

  • Brady Talks With Maria Bartiromo About How We "Make Sure Temporary Job Losses Don’t Become Permanent Ones"
    Posted in In The News on May 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, COVID-19

    House Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined Fox Business to talk about reopening the economy, supporting our businesses, and rebuilding our workforce. Key excerpts: “The key is to make sure temporary job losses don’t become permanent ones – that’s what Congress ought to be focused on. We ought to follow those same elements that created the Trump economic boom: keeping taxes low, incentivizing businesses, making sure that work pays for our workers. One of the ways we can do t... Read more

  • Brady: Gov. Abbott Opened a “Big Can of Common Sense” on How to Reopen Economy Safely
    Posted in In The News on May 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Recovery, COVID-19

    The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined Brian Kilmeade on FOX News Radio to talk about COVID – 19 and the steps Texas is taking to safely reopen while keeping maximum pressure on the virus, stating that Governor Abbott “opened a big can of common sense on how you reopen these businesses.” CLICK HERE to listen to the full interview. On reopening Texas: “Texas is reopening safely. We are the second largest state for population in the country, but just nin... Read more