Kevin Brady

  • Social security relief for federal retirees, and other bills to watch after August recess

    Beyond the usual slew of appropriations bills and confirmation votes awaiting Congress when it returns to Capitol Hill next month, here are a few other standalone bills worth tracking that could impact federal employees.

  • Ice cream with jimmies or Social Security?

    Will Congress get to second base on Social Security reform? There’s actually a serious bill in the House to deal with Social Security’s looming insolvency.

  • House Rep. trying again to help federal retirees who saw cuts to Social Security

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a bill in the House would replace the Windfall Elimination Provision which currently cuts Social Security benefits for federal retirees who worked in a private sector job and also receive a government pension.

  • Proposals to reform IRS are on the way

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-Texas) says there will be a bill next month to begin restructuring the IRS.

  • Social Security reform for CSRS feds hits a roadblock

    Congress and members in the federal community are at a standstill over how to change the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for federal employees and retirees in the Civil Service Retirement System. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady had a bill that would lessen the WEP penalty, but last-minute changes to the legislation derailed its official introduction to Congress.

  • Social Security boost for some feds

    Could you use another $77 per month in your Social Security benefit? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could happen if Congress OKs a name change.

  • Lawmakers debate bills with serious implications for the IRS

    Four bills aimed at improving IRS accountability passed the House Ways and Means Committee, but not without strenuous objections.

  • Whack DC But Hit Denver & Houston

    With all this talk about furloughs and layoffs Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a timely reminder for politicians: while their target may be waste, red tape and duplication in Washington, people hurt most by government cutbacks live, work and VOTE way outside the beltway.

  • Bill would make deficit commission proposals law

    Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduces legislation to cut the federal workforce by 10 percent and freeze federal pay for an additional year. The bill includes a host of suggestions to cut spending from both the commission and from the Obama and Bush administrations. Brady said collecting unpaid taxes from federal employees could result in $3 billion.