Kevin stays in touch with those he represents. Unlike many, Kevin never moved to Washington and commutes to work each week from Texas. He and his wife Cathy raise their two boys in Montgomery County, and Kevin’s logged nearly two million miles commuting to Congress. To make sure he is accountable to his constituents Kevin holds more than 50 town hall meetings a year.
Kevin Brady is a successful small business and community leader who has worked his way up in the U.S. House and now holds important leadership posts on key committees – which mean his constituents enjoy a bigger voice on national issues.
Kevin is leading the fight to protect Texas energy jobs. He fought the Obama moratorium in the Gulf that hurt our Texas energy workers. He’s fighting President Obama’s new taxes on Texas oil & gas companies that would drive local energy jobs overseas.
A proven pro-family, pro-business conservative, Kevin has a 95% lifetime conservative voting record, a 100% pro-life record and is endorsed by the NRA. Kevin has the experience and conservative track-record needed to fight against the liberal Obama agenda. With so much at stake, now is not the time to send unproven, inexperienced representatives to Washington.
Kevin has introduced the MAP Act to cut out-of-control Washington spending. The MAP Act shrinks the size of the federal government by a quarter this decade, shuts down obsolete agencies, establishes a line-item veto to cut wasteful spending, and ends forever the threat of a government shutdown.
Kevin Brady was born in Vermillion, South Dakota after his father returned from the Korean War to pursue a law degree. When he was twelve years old his father was killed in a courtroom shooting and his mother was left to raise five children by herself. (“All I am today I owe to my mom”, he says. “She raised us to be independent, optimistic, to give back to our community and to have faith in God.”) A four-sport athlete and student body president at Rapid City Central High School, Kevin worked his way through college at the University of South Dakota and today is a distinguished alumni.
A chamber of commerce executive for 18 years in Rapid City, S.D., Beaumont, Texas and The Woodlands-South Montgomery County area, Kevin also served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives where he earned distinction as one of the Top Ten Legislators for family and children’s issues. In 1994 he was named one of Five Outstanding Young Texans. He is an original Hometown Hero of The Woodlands.
Kevin is Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, considered by many to be the most powerful committee in Congress because it handles all tax matters, Social Security, Medicare, trade, energy, health care and welfare. He is the chairman of the Health Subcommittee, focusing on ways to increase the quality of health care for all Americans, while keeping costs affordable.He is past chairman of the Trade Sub-Committee where he is considered one of America’s leading champions of trade – and has helped successfully pass sales agreements to level the playing field and find new customers for American companies competing overseas. He is also the second highest Republican on the Social Security Sub-Committee. Kevin is fighting to reform the tax code, prevent tax increases and preserve Social Security and Medicare for every generation, once and for all.
With the economy as the #1 issue on the minds of many Americans, Kevin is the top Republican in Congress on the Joint Economic Committee where he has championed free market solutions, opposed the stimulus, written legislation to reform the Federal Reserve Bank and published the original chart of President Obama’s new health care law.
He is a Deputy Whip in the House leadership and a leader in the House Conservatives new majority.
A member of Saints Simon & Jude Catholic Church, Kevin is a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary Club. He is married to Cathy Patronella Brady, and they have two sons, Will and Sean.
Kevin has a 95% lifetime conservative voting record, an “A” rating by the NRA and a 100% pro-life voting record.
He has repeatedly been named Hero of the Taxpayers, Defender of Liberty, Small Business Champion, Spirit of Enterprise and Super-Friend-of-the-Seniors. He has earned the Golden Bulldog Award by Watchdogs of the Treasury and was recenty honored by the National Taxpayers Union for having among the top five budget-cutting agendas in Congress.
He has been named the Outstanding Texas Political Leader of the Year and the Deep East Texas Legislator of the Year.
As a leader in Congress, Kevin successfully:
- Helped the Ways & Means Committee pass over $6.5 trillion in lower taxes for hardworking families, businesses and seniors;
- Restored the state & local sales tax deduction that is saving Texas taxpayers $9.6 billion;
- Established the Conroe Veterans Health Care Clinic to serve veterans living north of Houston, and successfully secured VA approval to triple its size;
- Passed the Teacher Liability Protection Act to protect teachers against frivolous lawsuits when they restore order and discipline in the classrooom’
- Established the Texas Institute of Genomic Research to spur cutting-edge medical breakthroughs;
- Created a national network of university homeland security research centers to prevent and respond to future terrorist attacks, including the center at Texas A & M University;
- Spearheaded the successful passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement and recently the Korean, Colombian and Panama sales agreements which create 250,00 new jobs.