Kevin Brady

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U.S. Representative

Kevin Brady (R)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Ways and Means
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for TX-08

Confirmed: Neil Burns, Kevin Brady
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for TX-08)
On the Web
Official website

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


Record and controversies

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
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2008 Scorecard
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American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 100 - 22/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 5 - 1/20 10 - 2/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 75 - 15/20 not avail.

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


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


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

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
United Continental Holdings$ 23,500
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 14,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers$ 13,750
New York Life Insurance$ 12,500
National Cattlemen's Beef Assn$ 12,000
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons$ 10,000
American Crystal Sugar$ 10,000
American Seniors Housing Assn$ 10,000
Anadarko Petroleum$ 10,000
Bank of America$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Kevin Brady
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Coalitions


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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.


DC office
  • 301 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4901 Fax: 202-225-5524
    Webform email
District offices
  • 200 River Pointe Drive, Suite 304, Conroe, TX 77304
    Ph: 936-441-5700 Fax: (none entered)
  • 1202 Sam Houston Avenue, Suite 8, Huntsville, TX 77340
    Ph: 936-439-9542 Fax: (none entered)
  • 420 Green Avenue, Orange, TX 77630
    Ph: 409-883-4197 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
  • No campaign website entered.
  • No campaign webform email entered.
  • Post Office Box 8277, The Woodlands, TX 77387
    Ph: 281-363-9297 Fax: (none entered)

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