Brady Makes Pitch for Ways and Means Gavel

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Hours after Paul D. Ryan was sworn in as speaker, Rep. Kevin Brady made his pitch to succeed the Wisconsin Republican on the Ways and Means Committee.

“We need a pro-growth conservative who can advance Paul Ryan’s pro-growth agenda,” the Texas Republican said during a taping of C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” which airs Sunday.

Brady announced his intent to run for chairman of the powerful tax-writing committee even before Ryan’s election as speaker, but...

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