Congratulations to Representative Kevin Brady who was chosen last week to succeed Representative Paul Ryan as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. We are proud to have not only a Texan, but a Harris County Representative leading one of the most powerful committees in Congress.
USA Today, November 4 – Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas was chosen Wednesday to succeed Rep. Paul Ryan as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, beating out Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi for the post.
The committee perch is one of the most coveted in the House, and it puts the Texas Republican at the center of looming battles in Congress over tax reform, highway funding, and other high-profile issues.
In a statement Wednesday, Brady said he would use the committee gavel to advance “a pro-growth agenda to get this country back on track. This includes taking real steps toward fixing this broken tax code, reforming welfare, saving Social Security and Medicare for the long term and enlarging America’s economic freedom to trade.”