Chairman House Ways & Means Committee Congressman Kevin Brady is Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee - - considered by many to be the most powerful committee in Congress with jurisdiction over taxes, health care, Social Security, Medicare, international trade and welfare. Rep. Brady will be leading the efforts to pass comprehensive tax reform and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement this fall. Prior to become Chairman, Rep. Brady was the leader of the Trade Subcommittee and led the successful effort to pass new trade agreements with Panama, South Korea and Colombia. He also served as the White House point man on the successful passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. On the Social Security Subcommittee, he fought to preserve this important program for future generations once and for all. Rep. Brady has long been a leader on important economic issues. He previously served as Chairman of the influential Health Subcommittee for the House Ways and Means Committee, where he focused on ensuring a strong, free market in the nation’s health care. He also served as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. Prior to his election to Congress, Kevin worked as a chamber of commerce executive for 18 years and served six years in the Texas House of Representatives, where he was named one of the Ten Best Legislators for Families & Children. In 1994 he was named one of Five Outstanding Young Texans. Rep. Brady lives in Montgomery County with his wife Cathy and his two sons Will (17) and Sean (14). Kevin is an original Hometown Hero of The Woodlands, a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary and a Distinguished Alumni of the University of South Dakota. He and his family attend Saints Simons and Jude Catholic Church.