Power Top Ten #2: U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady

Conroe, December 25 – United States Congressman Kevin Brady, Republican of The Woodlands, is the 2nd most powerful person in Montgomery County, the same position he held in 2016. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, continues the tradition of listing the Power Top Ten, the ten most powerful people in Montgomery County. The Power […]

GOP set to roll $1.5T final tax bill through House, Senate

BC-US–Congress-Taxes,2nd Ld-Writethru Dec 19, 2017 6:01AM (GMT 12:01) – 948 words By MARCY GORDON ,  AP Business Writer Eds: Refreshes summary line; With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — Their long-sought political goal within grasp, Republicans in Congress are set to catapult sweeping $1.5 trillion tax legislation through the House, rolling over a dozen GOP defectors […]

GOP says it’s got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

AP-US-Congress-Taxes Dec 13, 2017 5:22PM (GMT 23:22) – 973 words By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, ANDREW TAYLOR and MARCY GORDON ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates with tax breaks for college students, medical expenses, restored. Trims. With AP Photos. AP Video. WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation’s […]

Guest Editorial: Congressman Brady should support saving the Postal Service

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: While The Golden Hammer does not necessarily agree with the positions stated in this Guest Editorial, the writer, Eric Hall, who lives in Frisco in Collin County north of Dallas, is a real up-and-comer in the Republican Party in Texas and someone whom people should take very seriously. We appreciate his submission of this […]

Editorial: Congressman Kevin Brady, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport must explain why Brady “endorsed” sexual harasser Metts

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer On Saturday, December 9, at 10 a.m., JP James Metts held a so-called “Unity” rally where he announced he was running for Montgomery County Commissioner, a step up even though the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found that Metts made multiple sexual advances on a Montgomery County employee inside his court […]

Congressman Brady’s Campaign Manager signs “sign-in sheet” which Metts campaign later claims to be endorsement list

Congressman Brady’s Campaign Manager signs “sign-in sheet” which Metts campaign later claims to be endorsement list

Image: Official United States House of Representatives Portrait of Kevin Brady, Republican Congressman from The Woodlands, Chairman of the United States House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. New Caney and The Woodlands, December 10 – The announcement that United States Congressman Kevin Brady, Republican of The Woodlands who is Chairman of the House Ways […]

Chairman Brady: House won’t agree to nix property tax deduction

BC-US–Congress-Taxes,1st Ld-Writethru Nov 13, 2017 2:54AM (GMT 08:54) – 552 words By KEVIN FREKING ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates with more details, background. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House’s tax-writing committee is expressing confidence that chamber won’t go along with the Senate’s proposal to eliminate the deduction for property taxes, […]

Tax bill revisions means less-generous cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A change made Wednesday to the Republican tax plan would mean less generous cuts for many Americans. The House’s top tax-writer, Rep. Kevin Brady, has released a revised version of the bill that would impose a new, lower-inflation “chained CPI” adjustment for tax brackets immediately instead of in 2023. That means more […]

Trump, GOP at odds over using 401(k)s to pay for tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republicans were at odds on Wednesday over changing the 401(k) retirement program to help finance tax cuts, with the president insisting the middle-class favorite will remain untouched and lawmakers open to revisions.Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House’s tax-writing panel, wouldn’t rule out changes to the program […]

Proposed $1.25 million flood study raises numerous concerns about SJRA, Commissioners Court, and feds

Conroe, October 20 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously at the October 10, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting to authorized County Judge Craig Doyal to write a letter to United States Congressman Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) requesting $1.25 million of federal government funding to conduct a flood mitigation study for Montgomery County. In its […]

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