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  • Brady: Federal Ruling on Texas High Speed Rail Wrong; Fight Not Over
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2020 | Preview rr
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    CONROE, TX -Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement after the Surface Transportation Board released a new ruling on Texas Central Railroad's (TCR) petition for exemption: “While I strongly disagree with this decision, the good news is this doesn’t give TCR eminent domain authority to seize property without landowners consent – and finally forces TCR to publicly disclose their shaky financial projections to the Surface Transportation Board in any future bid to gai... Read more

  • "Taxpayer resources should be focused on our public health crisis – not on private railroads."
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2020 | Preview rr
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    CONROE, TX -Today, Congressman Kevin Brady spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives against a plan – backed by Texas Central Railroad and special interest groups– that would leave American taxpayers footing the bill for a private Texas project. Click here or above to watch the full remarks. Remarks: I want to thank the Ranking Member for his insistence that both parties work together to develop and fund infrastructure priorities in America. This is the way it ought to work. This issue... Read more

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

  • Federal and State Legislators Call For DOT to Halt Governmental Activity Relating to Texas Central Railroad
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: High Speed Rail

    TEXAS – In a strong show of opposition from federal and state legislators, letters were sent to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elain Chao requesting all federal government activity related to Texas Central Railroad (TCR) cease. Due to the recent announcement by TCR regarding their lack of financial resources, thirty Texas elected officials are requesting the immediate halt of the rule-making process currently being conducted by the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) so th... Read more

  • BRADY: Federal Railroad Administration Agrees to Hold Public Hearing in Rural Texas on Controversial High-Speed Rail
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2020 | Preview rr
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    Washington, DC - This week, in a meeting in Washington, D.C., Texas Congressman Kevin Brady secured a commitment from Federal Railroad Administrator Ronald Batory to hold a public hearing to seek landowners and local officials comments in the rural counties impacted by the proposed Texas High Speed Rail. The agency, which is drafting federal rules on safety and the environmental impact of the project, expects to announce in February the proposed rules and to begin to seek public comments. Brady ... Read more

  • Brady: "I strongly oppose efforts to develop a high-speed rail in Texas."
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2019 | Preview rr
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    Conroe, TX - Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement after sending a letter to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regarding Texas Central Railroad’s (TCR) petition for a Rule of Particular Applicability (RPA): "I strongly oppose TCR’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 ... Read more

  • The Facts Are On Our Side
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on April 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Your Taxes, High Speed Rail

    Tax Day has come and gone, and the truth is that the vast majority of American taxpayers have benefited from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Tax Policy Center reported that 91 percent of middle-class tax payers received a tax cut. H&R block reported that taxes are down by an average of 24.9 percent with the average refund up 1.4 percent. Plus, biweekly paychecks went up by $50. The facts are on our side, but despite tax reductions in every state and DC, the question remains—why did most American’... Read more

  • Brady and Wright voice opposition to Texas Central Rail's efforts to reopen federal proceeding
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: High Speed Rail

    Washington, D.C. - In a letter to Chairman of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB), Ann Begeman, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) and Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06) voice strong opposition to Texas Central Rail's (TCR) petition to reopen proceedings regarding the STB authority over the High-Speed Rail project between Houston and Dallas. "While I support infrastructure improvements that address the dynamic growth of Texas, I remain opposed to the Texas High Speed Rail as currently proposed ... Read more

  • Backing our Military, Slashing Obamacare and Delivering Much Needed Relief to Victims of Hurricane Harvey
    Posted in The Brady Briefing on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
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    By: U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady As the Senate begins its debate on immigration reform and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) this week, I will be working with President Trump to determine the best, most effective ways to end illegal immigration, secure our borders and provide a fair solution for DACA. President Trump shares my commitment to enforcing the rule of law, protecting Americans and strengthening America's border security, and together we can fix our immigration system f... Read more