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Monday, November 9, 2015

Brady Wins Key House Leadership Spot

With strong support from his predecessor — who just happens to be new U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan — U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) won election as new chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. The panel’s jurisdiction not only covers all tax laws but also plays a huge role in overseeing Medicare and Social Security. After his election, Representative Brady said one of his priorities will be replacing the Affordable Care Act with a new “patient centered” system. Medicine has a strong working relationship with the 10-term congressman, who was a key player in the repeal of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula earlier this year. Texans now chair seven permanent committees in the House, more than any other state.

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