Kevin (Kevin) Brady (R-08)

US Representative Kevin Brady

Kevin (Kevin) Brady (R-08)
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Capitol: 202.225.4901
FAX: 202.225.5524
District: 936.441.5700
Representative
Room 1011 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4308
1300 - 11th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340-3858
Residence:The Woodlands, TX

Committee Assignments

RM MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
MemberJoint Committee on Taxation
ChairmanCongressional Correctional Officers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fitness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
ChairmanHouse Caucus for Congressional World-Bank Dialogue
FC MemberCongressional Timber Caucus
Co-ChairFriends of New Zealand Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Caucus for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
FC MemberCentral America Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Panama Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Brazil
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Colombia
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberVictory in Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional American Global Investment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sound Money Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberValues Action Team
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Bio

Kevin Brady is a pro-family, pro-small business conservative representing the 8th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kevin is the lead Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee - - considered by many to be the most powerful committee in Congress with jurisdiction over taxes, health care, Social Security, Medicare, international trade and welfare. While serving as Chairman, Kevin authored and helped pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which reformed the U.S. Tax Code for the first time in more than 30 years, leading to millions of jobs being created, record revenue to the U.S. Treasury, the lowest unemployment rate in almost 50 years and the highest wage growth in a decade. A champion of free enterprise and American-made energy, Kevin's focus is creating jobs, reducing Washington spending and sunsetting obsolete federal agencies. Kevin previously served as chairman of the influential Health Subcommittee for the House Ways and Means Committee. As chairman, he focused on ensuring a strong, free market in the nation's health care industry and look for ways to increase the quality of health care, while keeping costs low. And as the former Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, Kevin is a GOP leader. Until 2013, Kevin was the leader of the Trade Subcommittee and led the successful effort to pass new trade agreements with Panama, South Korea and Colombia - and he served as the White House point man on the successful passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. On the Social Security Subcommittee, Kevin fought to preserve this important program for future generations once and for all. Prior to his election to Congress, Kevin worked as a chamber of commerce executive for 18 years and served six years in the Texas House of Representatives where he was named one of the Ten Best Legislators for Families & Children. In 1994 he was named one of Five Outstanding Young Texans. In order to stay close to the people he represents, Kevin never moved to Washington. He lives in Montgomery County with his wife Cathy and his two sons Will (18) and Sean (15) - and has logged nearly two million miles commuting to Congress each week. Kevin is an original Hometown Hero of The Woodlands, a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary and a Distinguished Alumni of the University of South Dakota. He and his family attend Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church. ACHIEVEMENTS Congressman Brady's major legislative accomplishments include- Authoring the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first major reform of the U.S. Tax Code in more than 30 years. Working with Texas Democrats and the Florida congressional delegation to deliver disaster relief to communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma. Restoring the federal sales tax deduction which saves Texas taxpayers over $1 billion a year. Passing new trade agreements that have created new sales and thousands of new jobs for Texas workers in manufacturing, agriculture and technology. Passing the Teacher Liability Protection Act to protect teachers against frivolous lawsuits when they maintain order and discipline in the classroom. In the wake of 9-11, establishing a national network of university homeland security research centers to prevent and respond to future terrorist attacks, including the center at Texas A & M. Championing the Federal Sunset Act which forces agencies and programs to regularly prove their value to taxpayers or face elimination. Authoring the MAP Act which President Reagan's former budget director lauded for its "smart spending caps and innovative guardrails." Helping create the Texas Institute of Genomic Research, a cutting-edge research center that will accelerate new medical discoveries and create 5,000 new Texas jobs. Spearheading House efforts on Hurricane recovery in the wake of Rita and Ike. AWARDS In Congress, Kevin has been repeatedly named Hero-of-the-Taxpayers, Small Business Champion and Super-Friend of the Seniors. He has received the Golden Bulldog Award by Watchdogs of the Treasury, special recognition by Citizens Against Government Waste, and is a perennial winner of the Guardian of Small Business, Taxpayer Hero and Spirit of Enterprise awards. Kevin has been honored as Outstanding Texas Political Leader-of-the-Year and Deep East Texas Legislator-of-the-Year and was recently named as having one of the Top Five Spending Cut Agendas on Capitol Hill.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Cathy Patronella   DOB: 4/11/1955
Counties Representing
Grimes
Harris
Houston
Leon
Madison
Montgomery
San Jacinto
Trinity
Walker