Brady recognized with TFB’s Distinguished Service Award
(SAN MARCOS, Texas)—Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) recognized U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady today with its Distinguished Service Award, citing his leadership and outstanding service to Texas farmers and ranchers.
Brady represents Texas’ 8th Congressional District, a position he has held since 1997. The district is home to thriving agricultural enterprises and includes all of Montgomery, Walker, Houston, San Jacinto, Trinity, Grimes, Madison and parts of Leon and Harris counties.
He is the lead Republican on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. While serving as chair of this committee, Brady championed the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This legislation reformed the U.S. tax code for the first time in more than 30 years, providing needed relief for farmers and ranchers and creating millions of American jobs.
“Any time Texas farm and ranch families need help, we know we can always depend on Congressman Brady to provide commonsense solutions,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “He has proven this throughout his tenure in Congress by helping with Texas Farm Bureau priority issues such as trade, taxes, regulatory reform, farm policy, disaster assistance and more.”
Brady is a recognized national leader in free trade. He led efforts on ratifying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which modernized NAFTA and provided more opportunities for agriculture. While in Congress, he has helped successfully secure passage of 13 of America’s 15 free trade agreements.
He served as chair of the Joint Committee on Taxation and as a member of the Joint Economic Committee of the House and Senate. Brady also chaired both the Health Care and Trade Subcommittees of Ways and Means.
“We are here to say thank you to Congressman Brady for what he’s done for agriculture, for rural Texas and the whole country. We are presenting him with Texas Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service Award for his unwavering dedication to Texas agriculture,” Boening said. “He is a true problem solver who we can always depend on to work across the aisle to get the job done.”
TFB’s Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor the organization bestows upon an individual. It is presented only with the unanimous consent of the organization’s board of directors. The award is not given every year, but only to the most deserving of individuals, according to Boening.