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.
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 May 13, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Kevin Brady sits on the following committees:
Brady was the primary sponsor of 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 7014: To suspend normal trade relations treatment for the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4602 (116th): Continuation of Useful Resources to States Act
- H.R. 4514 (116th): Continuation of Useful Resources to States Act
- 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
Does 20 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:
Recently Introduced Bills
Brady recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7014: To suspend normal trade relations treatment for the Russian Federation and the Republic …
- H.R. 5834: Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2021
- H.R. 5206: To require the Internal Revenue Service to issue a report on the tax …
- H.R. 4509: Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success Act
- H.R. 4037: Trade Preferences and American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2021
- H.R. 3268: Combatting COVID Unemployment Fraud Act of 2021
- H.R. 2675: Maximizing America’s Prosperity Act of 2021
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1997 to May 2022, Brady missed 862 of 16,296 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% 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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