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.
Posted by Steve Levine at 2:32 PM