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Brady Statement on 2nd Quarter GDP Report

July 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its report on GDP in the second quarter of 2016. “For the last seven years, hardworking Americans have had to suffer through the ...

5 Ways the ‘Freedom to Trade’ Helps Americans

July 26, 2016

A new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal confirms that a majority of Americans support free trade. The poll reports: "55 percent of voters agree with the statement that free trade with foreign countries is good for America, because it opens ...

Protecting Taxpayers from a Lawless Administration

July 21, 2016

President Obama’s time in office has been marked by unprecedented executive overreach. Over the last seven years, Administration officials have gone to new lengths — circumventing Congress, disregarding the Constitution, and breaking the law — to impose a Washington-knows-best agenda on the American people. Specifically, the Administration has:

White House Growth Projections Just Got Even Worse

July 18, 2016

In one of its signature Friday news dumps, the White House last week cut its projections of U.S. economic growth over the coming decade. The new economic forecast, published in the White House budget office’s “FY2017 Mid-Session Review,” makes clear that the slow-growth status quo is here to ...

Brady Stands up for the Freedom to Trade at WITA Dinner

July 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) last night delivered the following remarks in support of free trade at a Washington International Trade Association (WITA) dinner honoring Congressional trade leaders. Remarks as prepared for delivery: “Like the term ‘free speech,’ the term ‘free trade’ doesn’t refer to its ...

W&M Members: Social Security Must Modernize its IT Infrastructure to Protect the American People

July 14, 2016

Today, the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), held a hearing to discuss the Social Security Administration's (SSA) aging information technology (IT) infrastructure and examine the agency's plan to update its infrastructure moving forward. After the SSA spent hundreds of millions of dollars with little to show for it on a single IT project, known ...

Thank You

July 14, 2016

When House Republicans proposed our new, pro-growth Blueprint for comprehensive tax reform to the American people, Chairman Brady said: “If you want more local jobs, speak up. If you want a simple fair postcard, speak up. If you want to stop fearing the IRS, speak up. And, like us, if you want America to be the strongest economy on earth ...