Robert (Bob) A. Brady (D-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.4731
FAX: 202.225.0088
District: 215.389.4627
District FAX: 215.389.4636
Room 2004 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3801

Residence: Philadelphia, PA
Elected: 1998    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Debra   DOB: 4/7/1945
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on House Administration
MemberJoint Committee on the Library
FC MemberCongressional Correctional Officers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for the Middle Class
FC MemberHouse Building a Better America Caucus (BABAC)
FC MemberCongressional Pro-Sports Caucus
Co-ChairStrengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Congressional Caucus [SMART Caucus]
FC MemberU.S./Israel Congressional Security Caucus
FC MemberDelaware River Basin Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Task Force on Election Security
FC MemberRevitalizing Older Cities Congressional Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Green Jobs
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberRecording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Military Personnel
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
MemberJoint Committee on Printing
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hockey Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus


On January 3, 2013 Congressman Robert A. Brady was sworn into office for his 9th term representing the people of Pennsylvania's First Congressional District. The First Congressional District includes portions of South Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia, Northwest Philadelphia, Center City and parts of Delaware County. District One is among the most ethnically diverse districts in Pennsylvania.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Brady graduated from St. Thomas More High School, found employment as a carpenter and was soon part of the leadership of the Carpenters' union. He continues to be a member of both the Carpenters' and the Teachers' unions.

Congressman Brady was elected Chairman of the Committee on House Administration in May of 2007 and served until the end of the 111th Congress in December 2010. In announcing his election, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi highlighted Brady's "...experience as a leading member of the House Administration Committee for four years and his in-depth knowledge of the internal functions of the House." She also highlighted his ability "to promote equality and diversity on Capitol Hill." Congressman Brady currently serves as the Ranking Member on the Committee.

Currently, in his role as Ranking Member, Brady helps to lead the Committee's oversight of federal elections and the day-to-day functions of the House of Representatives, as well as budget authorizations for expenses of House committees, and those for expenses of Members of Congress. The Committee is responsible for oversight of the House officers, including the administrative and technical functions of the House.

Additionally, the House Administration Committee oversees security on the House side of the Capitol Complex and works closely with the Capitol Police to ensure that every effort is made to keep the Capitol Complex secure while maintaining accessibility for the millions of constituents who visit every year. The Committee also oversees the management of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution including the National Zoo.

Brady held various leadership positions prior to becoming a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. His accomplishments include, but are not limited to serving as Deputy Mayor for Labor in the administration of Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode, serving as a consultant to the Pennsylvania State Senate, serving as a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commissioner and his role as a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority.

Throughout his legislative career, Congressman Brady has consistently earned an "A" or 100 percent rating from the AFL-CIO, NAACP, The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, the Human Rights Campaign and every other national human rights organization that scores Congress. In addition, Brady has twice been honored as a "Friend of the National Parks" by the National Parks Conservation Association for his contribution to protecting and enhancing the environment in America's national parks. He is the first Philadelphian to chair either a full or subcommittee since former Congressman Bill Gray was Chairman of the Budget Committee in the 99th and 100th Congresses.

Brady has been an unwavering advocate for legislation that supports the well-being of financially disadvantaged communities. He has sponsored or co-sponsored legislation that promotes affordable housing, as well as strategies to ensure that all Americans have access to quality healthcare and life-saving prescription drugs. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Brady has called for programs to support veterans as well as current members of our Armed Forces. While he has been one of the strongest supporters of our men and women serving in uniform, he has also been an outspoken opponent of the escalation of the Iraq War and has supported imposing a timeline for safe and orderly withdrawal from Iraq. In his role on the Committee on House Administration, Brady has been a leading advocate for election reform.