Press Releases

Brady Congratulates Katherine Tai on Confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative

March 17, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON – Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Ways and Means, issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative. “Katherine Tai’s impeccable credentials, especially as a distinguished alum of our Ways & Means Committee staff, will serve her well in her new role as the U.S. Trade Representative. ...

Ways & Means Republicans Seek Answers from Biden Nominee and Fmr PA Health Secretary About Missing Nursing Home Death Data

March 16, 2021 — Blog

President Biden nominated former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine for the position of Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Levine was responsible for implementing Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s policy that required nursing homes to admit or readmit residents infected with COVID-19. This was the same policy pursued by ...

ICYMI: Biden’s tax hike slows economic growth, cuts employment

March 12, 2021 — Blog

Key Takeaways:  New findings from the Tax Foundation show that increasing the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% would reduce GDP, the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the country, by nearly 1% and eliminate 159,000 jobs. It would also reduce workers' wages by 0.7%. Hiking the tax rate paid by corporations to 28% would cause the federal-state ...

Brady: President Biden’s call for unity has been an absolute fraud

March 11, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON--In response to President Biden's national address, Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement: “It's time to call it: President Biden’s call for unity has been an absolute fraud. “Despite the success of five previous bipartisan bills totaling $3.5 trillion, Democrats hijacked relief efforts and rejected GOP efforts in this bill to get ...

5 Key Takeaways from the February 2021 Jobs Report

March 09, 2021 — Blog

The February Jobs Report showed that the economy is recovering, and prioritizing vaccines for workers would go a long way. According to the report: We’re still coming up short on jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 6.2 percent. Unemployment rates for women, minorities, and the nation overall were much lower prior to the pandemic. Further vaccine ...

Brady on Fox: Partisan Dem Tax Hikes Will Follow $1.9T Political Payoff

March 09, 2021 — Blog

Democrats will push for tax increases immediately following passage of their partisan $1.9 trillion bill, warned Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady on Fox Business. In an interview with Neil Cavuto, Brady outlined how the Democrats' bill will do nothing for the economy, and their push to increase taxes will make the economy even worse. To watch the full interview,

Op-Ed: Tax increases are the wrong medicine for our struggling economy

March 08, 2021 — Blog

Key Takeaways:  After TCJA, U.S. GDP grew 4.1% in 2019 after increasing 5.4% in 2018, unemployment reached a 50-year low of 3.5%, and with 6 million new jobs. Lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% made America more internationally competitive. President Biden and some in Congress are proposing to raise the corporate rate to 28%, which would undo much ...

Republican Leaders Renew Request for Hearing on New York Nursing Home Deaths, Data Cover-Up

March 05, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – With new revelations that political aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo deliberately interfered with state public health officials in order to mask the true magnitude of COVID-19 nursing home deaths in the state, Republican Congressional leaders urged their House Democrat counterparts to hold a joint hearing regarding the undercounting of COVID-19 deaths in New York nursing ...

Brady: Tepid Jobs Report Demands We Focus on Jobs, Vaccines

March 05, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON--February's tepid jobs report showing little change from the previous month is exactly why we should focus on jobs and vaccine distribution, says Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Ways and Means in a statement. “Today’s jobs report shows little change from last month. We’re 10 million jobs short of where we need to be, and labor ...