Bill Text: TX HR1420 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Congratulating Congressman Kevin Brady on his retirement from the United States House of Representatives.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-06-02 - Reported enrolled [HR1420 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HR1420-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 1420
         WHEREAS, The Honorable Kevin Brady of The Woodlands is
  retiring from the United States House of Representatives following
  his 13th term in office, drawing to a close an exemplary political
  career spanning more than three decades; and
         WHEREAS, One of the most senior members of the Texas
  delegation, Representative Brady was first elected to Congress in
  1996; he was appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means
  Committee and rose to become chair; designated by the House speaker
  to negotiate an end to the 40-year ban on selling U.S. crude oil
  overseas, he accomplished that crucial step towards energy
  independence; he led sweeping reform of the nation's tax code, and
  his successful initiatives also included the first reform of the
  IRS in two decades and the elimination of the Affordable Care Act
  individual mandate and the three largest ACA taxes; in addition, he
  was instrumental in making permanent the Research & Development tax
  credit and in the passage of the Family Savings Act and a national
  ban on surprise medical bills; and
         WHEREAS, Representative Brady played a key role in the
  passage of numerous trade agreements, most notably the United
  States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement; moreover, he was the White
  House point person for the Central American trade agreement, and in
  2016, he authored an important post-9/11 reform of trade rules to
  speed up secure, legal trade across U.S. borders; among many
  leadership positions, he served as chair of the Joint Committee on
  Taxation and of the Ways and Means Subcommittees on Health Care and
  Trade; he has been recognized by such organizations as Watchdogs of
  the Treasury and Citizens Against Government Waste, and he has been
  repeatedly honored for his efforts in behalf of taxpayers, small
  businesses, and seniors; and
         WHEREAS, Previously, Representative Brady served for six
  years in the Texas House of Representatives; he was instrumental in
  securing passage of legislation that created the Town Center
  Improvement District in The Woodlands as a special purpose
  government unit, which provided economic development services,
  including a convention center and other amenities; TCID later
  expanded to cover the entire Woodlands under a new name, The
  Woodlands Township; dedicated to the prosperity of The Woodlands,
  Representative Brady was president of The Woodlands Area Chamber of
  Commerce from 1985 to 1996; he holds a bachelor's degree from the
  University of South Dakota, which acknowledged him as one of its
  Distinguished Alumni; and
         WHEREAS, A champion of families, free enterprise, free trade,
  and the vitality of the small business community, Kevin Brady has
  greatly benefited his fellow Texans through his vision, expertise,
  and deep commitment to public service, and as he looks forward to
  the next exciting chapter of his life, he may indeed reflect with
  pride on his contributions as a lawmaker; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate the Honorable Kevin Brady on his
  retirement from the United States House of Representatives and
  extend to him sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Congressman Brady as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas House of Representatives.
  Bell of Montgomery
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1420 was adopted by the House on May
  29, 2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House