Rep. Kevin Brady picked to chair Ways & Means, replacing Speaker Paul Ryan on powerful tax panelNovember 4th 2015
Houston-area congressman Kevin Brady will replace Speaker Paul Ryan as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.
The House Republican Steering Committee, picked Brady, R-The Woodlands, over Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi. Both are senior members and subcommittee chairmen on the panel that oversees tax and trade policy.
Texan takes on political fundraising for U.S. House conservativesMay 1st 2015
WASHINGTON — Just the word fundraising elicits groans or slumped shoulders from most politicians. It’s drudgery for them — a despised but necessary task.
But U.S. Rep. Roger Williams of Austin, a lifelong salesman and an old hand in Texas fundraising, is an exception.
“I’m one of those weirdos that lives to raise money,” Williams said. “I’ve been in this business forever.”