The Honorable Kevin Brady, U.S. representative for the 8th congressional district of Texas, visited the Baker Institute to discuss the future of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, challenges to ratifying the agreement in Congress and the future of trade in the region. Brady evaluated these important topics in a moderated conversation with David Gantz, Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics at the Baker Institute, and then answered questions from the audience.
This event was sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerMexico.
12:30 p.m. — Reception
1:00 p.m. — Presentation
The Honorable Kevin Brady represents Texas’ 8th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently serves as the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, whose jurisdiction includes taxes, international trade, health care, Medicare, Social Security and welfare. He is only the third Texas in 226 years to have led the committee. While chairman, Brady led the historic effort in 2017 to deliver the first comprehensive overhaul of America’s tax system in more than 30 years. Brady previously chaired the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and Trade Subcommittee, and he served as chairman and vice chairman of the bicameral Joint Economic Committee. Prior to his election to Congress, Brady worked as a chamber of commerce executive for 18 years and served six years in the Texas House of Representatives. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota.