Tag Archives: Kevin Brady

House GOP Floats Another Tax Cut Ahead Of Midterms

Reuters reports: Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled an election-year tax plan on Tuesday that is unlikely to become law but could energize party voters this autumn by promising permanent tax cuts for individuals and most business owners. Days before lawmakers head home for five weeks of summer campaigning before the Nov. 6 congressional elections, House Ways and …

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House Republicans Block Russian Sanctions Bill

The Hill reports: A bill that slaps new sanctions on Russia, and passed the Senate almost unanimously, has hit a major stumbling block in the House. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said the legislation has been flagged by the House parliamentarian as a “blue slip” violation, referring to the constitutional requirement that revenue bills originate in the House. “The House obviously …

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GOP-Dominated US House Repeals Law Banning Sale Of Guns To Those With Severe Mental Illnesses

CNN reports: The Republican-led House voted Thursday to repeal an Obama-era Social Security Administration regulation to keep people with severe mental illnesses from buying guns. The vote was 235-180. “The Social Security Administration not only overstepped its mission with this regulation, it discriminated against certain Americans with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits. The agency should be focused on serving …

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