Rep. Kevin Brady

Representative from Texas’s 8th District, Republican

Brady, a Republican, has been the representative for Texas's 8th congressional district since Jan 7, 1997 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Brady has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Brady is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Brady for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Kevin Brady sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Brady sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (33%) Taxation (28%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Social Welfare (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Brady’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
Oct 28, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2722: Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Sep 2016, Brady missed 601 of 13,450 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 44 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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