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Kevin Brady currently serves the 8th Congressional district of Texas

Kevin Patrick Brady, a Republican, has represented the Eighth Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1996. (map)

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Kevin Brady voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Brady voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

DUI

On October 7, 2005 Brady was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol while in South Dakota. He faced a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in jail. [1] He pleaded no contest. Upon his misdemeanor conviction on November 8, he was fined $350, and his right to drive in South Dakota was suspended for 30 days. [2] Before his sentencing, Brady had stated that "no one is above the law" and he would accept "every consequence" of his actions, even if that meant a jail sentence. "To me, regardless of how this turns out, what it says is that you don't get behind the wheel." Conroe (Texas) Courier.

Sunset Commissions

Brady has repeatedly proposed establishing a federal sunset commission, modeled on a commission in Texas, that would be an unelected commission charged with reviewing federal programs and recommending which programs live, die, or get realigned. After years of never gaining any traction, Brady's proposal became controversial in the 109th Congress, after the Republican Study Committee demanded and won guaranteed floor consideration of a sunset commission proposal as a condition of securing its members' votes on the House budget resolution. [3]

During the 109th Congress, Brady introduced two bills regarding sunset commissions: the Abolishment of Obsolete Agencies and Federal Sunset Act of 2005 (H.R. 3282) and the Federal Agency Performance Review and Sunset Act (H.R. 3277), which was supported by the Bush Administration.

Main article: sunset commissions

Bio

Brady was born in Vermillion, South Dakota on April 11, 1955 and graduated from the University of South Dakota. Brady moved to Texas after graduating from college and was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1990.

Congressional career

In 1996, Brady successfully ran for an open seat in the U.S. Congress and hasn't had a serious threat in his reelection campaigns. As a Congressman, Brady has advocated Victim's Rights and called for the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service. Recently, Brady acted as the point man for President Bush to steer the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) through the House.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Jim Wright to face Brady in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] Brady retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Kevin Brady
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Coalitions

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Kevin Brady. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
428 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4901
Fax: 202-225-5524
Email: rep.brady AT mail.house.gov
Website

District Office- Conroe:
200 River Pointe Drive, Suite 304
Conroe, TX 77304
Phone: 936-441-5700
Fax: 936-441-5757

District Office- Huntsville:
1202 Sam Houston Avenue, Suite 8
Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-439-9542
Fax: 936-439-9546

District Office- Orange:
420 Green Avenue
Orange, TX 77630
Phone: 409-883-4197
Fax: 409-883-6550

Campaign Office:
Post Office Box 8277
The Woodlands, TX 77387
Phone: 281-363-9297
Fax:

Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Social Security, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Trade, Joint Economic Committee
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
December 10, 1996
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1997
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Texas House of Representatives
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 200 River Pointe Drive, Suite 304, Conroe, TX 77304
Phone: 936-441-5700 / Fax: 936-441-5757
2. 1202 Sam Houston Avenue, Suite 8, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-439-9542 / Fax: 936-439-9546
3. 420 Green Avenue, Orange, TX 77630
Phone: 409-883-4197 / Fax: 409-883-6550




Campaign Contact:

Website:
Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. Post Office Box 8277, The Woodlands, TX 77387
Phone: 281-363-9297 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: April 11, 1955


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