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  • WASHINGTON— A surprisingly lackluster economy last quarter served as a reminder of how choppy the pace of growth has been since the Great Recession ended seven years ago. The Commerce Department's report Friday showed that gross domestic product— the broadest gauge of the economy— grew just 1.2 percent in the April-June quarter. "The GDP data have...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- The head of the powerful U.S. House panel that oversees trade on Friday called for discussion to begin on a trade pact with Britain, given its decision to exit the European Union. "American companies, farmers, and workers depend on opening markets to our exports and investment," House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said in a...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Wednesday that the sweeping pan-Pacific trade deal President Barack Obama wants Congress to approve before he leaves office would likely have only a small positive effect on the overall U.S. economy. Trade Representative Michael Froman said the ITC report would be "one data point among many"...

  • "We recognize there is broad discretion in some areas of that tax code," Brady, a Texas Republican and chairman of the tax-writing House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, said in a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "But it certainly appears that Treasury overstepped its authority, especially in effect, taking legislative proposals that haven't...

  • "We recognize there is broad discretion in some areas of that tax code," Brady, a Texas Republican and chairman of the tax-writing House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, said in a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "But it certainly appears that Treasury overstepped its authority, especially in effect, taking legislative proposals that haven't...

  • Santelli Exchange: Rep. Brady on Obamacare

    CNBC's Rick Santelli is joined by Rep. Kevin Brady, (R-TX), to discuss the role of the Federal Reserve and immigration & tax reform.

  • President Barack Obama speaking at the Associated Press luncheon during the ASNE Convention.

    President Obama is presiding over an economic recovery that is “dead last in the modern era,” Texas Congressman Kevin Brady said Friday on CNBC.

  • U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    A united House Republican leadership surrendered crisply and cleanly on legislation to extend expiring payroll tax cuts for 160 million Americans, skipping most if not all of the self-defeating drama that accompanied their far noisier retreat on the issue late last year.