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Rep. Kevin Brady

Representative for Texas’s 8th District

pronounced KE-vin // BRAY-dee

Brady is the representative for Texas’s 8th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 7, 1997. Brady is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Brady.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Brady is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Brady has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Kevin Brady sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Brady was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Brady sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (32%) Taxation (27%) Social Welfare (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Brady’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Brady voted Nay

Brady voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Brady voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Brady voted Aye

Brady voted Nay

Brady voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Brady voted Nay

Brady voted Yea

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Jun 2019, Brady missed 661 of 15,075 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: