Scribecast: Rep. Kevin Brady on Taxes, Free Trade and Why Texas Is Best

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Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) visited Heritage earlier this week for The Bloggers Briefing and stuck around to chat in our Robert H. Bruce Radio Studio. On this week’s Scribecast, we cover tax reform, Brady’s MAP ACT, free-trade agreements and what Texas can teach the rest of America.

Listen to our interview with Rep. Kevin Brady on Scribecast

Brady is the vice chairman and top Republican on the Joint Economic Committee and serves as chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade. He was the point man for the White House on the Central American Free Trade Agreement in 2005 and is a strong advocate for similar agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.

The MAP ACT is an ambitious plan to control government spending through “smart caps” and other measures such as a Sunset Commission and requirement to prioritize spending from most to least essential. He would also create a¬†permanent continuing resolution to avoid the threat of government shutdowns.

Brady also shared his thoughts on Texas, a state that has received its share of attention thanks to the 2012 presidential race.

The podcast runs about 11 minutes. It was produced with the help of Hannah Sternberg. Listen to previous interviews on Scribecast or subscribe to future episodes.