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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Brady.
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 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 3, 2017 to Mar 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Kevin Brady sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Ways and Means Ranking Member
Brady was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4318 (115th): Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018
- H.R. 1 (115th): An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.
- H.R. 3823 (115th): Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017
- H.R. 3178 (115th): Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017
- H.R. 3172 (115th): Medicare IVIG Demonstration Extension Act of 2017
- H.J.Res. 42 (115th): Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants.
- H.R. 5356 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14231 TX-150 in Coldspring, Texas, as the “E. Marie Youngblood Post Office”.
Does 17 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Brady sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Brady’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1325: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to issue an oil and gas ...
- H.R. 11 (116th): Commitment to American GROWTH Act
- H.R. 8201 (116th): Support for Workers, Families, and Social Security Act
- H.R. 7066 (116th): Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act of 2020
- H.R. 7065 (116th): To require States to certify a process for distributing Coronavirus Relief Funds ...
- H.R. 4602 (116th): Continuation of Useful Resources to States Act
- H.R. 4514 (116th): Continuation of Useful Resources to States Act
From Jan 1997 to Mar 2021, Brady missed 731 of 15,724 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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