Kevin Brady is an important part of the Washington cartel. He has accepted and upholds the practice of voting for massive bills that protect Congressmen from having to fight for the values of their districts on individual issues. Kevin Brady voted for the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill in December, which included funding for Planned Parenthood. According to the Washington Post on Dec. 16, 2015, this bill “does not defund the Title X family planning or teen pregnancy prevention programs or include policy riders that would prevent Planned Parenthood from accessing federal health care funds, allow states to exclude Planned Parenthood or other abortion providers from their Medicaid programs, or allow employers to block their employees from receiving insurance coverage for abortion.”
The practice in Congress has been to schedule a show vote of opposition to whatever they did that would be unpalatable to the folks at home. The show vote in this case was House bill HR 3762 to defund Planned Parenthood. It passed the House and Senate, but to the surprise of no one, it was immediately vetoed by President Obama.. The veto override attempt in the House failed this week. All of them, including Kevin Brady, knew this would be the outcome.
How sad is it that Kevin Brady, who is unquestionably pro-life, chose to vote to fund Planned Parenthood in order to work within Washington leadership? Washington cannot be changed from the inside and Kevin has been there for 20 years. His votes suppress the views of the 4th most conservative congressional district in America because they reflect those who put him in leadership, not his constituents here. Tax policies with merit, which Kevin has offered, can be picked up and carried by others. Voters have a choice in CD8, particularly in Steve Toth, who has a proven conservative voting record and a campaign with a path to victory www.texaspatriotspac.com/steve-toth. It’s time to vote our values in our choice of Congressman, and to see those values finally reflected in Washington.