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Opening Statements

A. Smith: American Workers and Businesses Struggling with Record Inflation Cannot Afford Trade Moratorium

December 14, 2022 — Blog

“The Biden Administration’s moratorium on trade agreements puts the United States on the sidelines while global competitors aggressively pursue markets for their products and services,” Republican Leader on the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) said in opening remarks before a Trade Subcommittee hearing examining how the United States can ...

Rep. Jackie Walorski’s MIECHV Program Renews Our Commitment to Help Mothers and Babies Live Healthy Lives

September 21, 2022 — Blog

Named in honor of the late Republican Leader of the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), a bill to reauthorize the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) provides stability and supports vulnerable families, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) said in opening remarks for a full Ways and ...

Brady: Improve Social Security for Teachers, Police Officers, and Firefighters, and Address President Biden’s Radical Executive Overreach

September 20, 2022 — Blog

President Biden’s radical actions have been costly for the American people. The Biden Administration has pursued unprecedented executive overreach and the public deserves to know the impact of its policies, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) said in opening remarks before a full committee meeting. .    Rep. Brady also discussed a ...

Brady: Green New Deal-style Policies Push Higher Prices on Patients

September 15, 2022 — Blog

Democrats' policies that restrict energy result in higher prices that providers pass on to consumers – making the inflation crisis even worse, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) said in opening remarks before a full Ways and Means Committee hearing.  

Brady: U.S. Must Act Quickly to Strengthen Trade with Taiwan and Counter China

September 14, 2022 — Blog

It is more important than ever to intensify our trade relationships with Taiwan and around the world as China continues its economic aggression throughout the Asia-Pacific and beyond, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) said in opening remarks before a full Ways and Means Committee hearing on the future of U.S.-Taiwan trade.   America ought to lead the ...

Brady: Small Businesses and Walmart Shopping Americans Pay the Brunt of Democrats’ Bill

August 10, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

Democrats’ “Inflation and Recession Act” includes higher taxes on small businesses, more IRS audits, greater inflation including on health care and drug prices, and will hurt Americans as we enter a recession, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) said before a Rules Committee hearing on the Manchin-Biden Build Back Better bill.  

Brady Opens Mark-Up of Seniors’ Access to Timely Care Act

July 27, 2022 — Blog

Republican Leader of the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) today delivered opening remarks before a full committee mark-up of H.R. 8487, the “Seniors’ Access to Timely Care Act.” The bill helps seniors get quicker access to the care that they need and deserve by making key improvements to cut red tape, reduce delays, and provide ...