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The U.S. House of Representatives, jointly with the U.S. Senate, makes and passes federal laws. The House has 435 seats, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states.

Texas' Eighth Congressional District is currently represented by Kevin Brady (R), who was first elected to the seat in 1996. The district includes significant portions of the following counties:

  • Grimes
  • Houston
  • Leon
  • Madison
  • Montgomery
  • San Jacinto
  • Trinity
  • Walker

It also includes a small segment of Harris County.

Assertions

MCTP Candidate Forum Source

Submitted by kenneth vaughn on 2015-12-29 05:48:09

Candidates talk Congressional bipartisanship, compromise Source

Submitted by john wertz on 2016-01-21 11:31:27

The winner of the March Republican primary for the U.S. Representative District 8 race will become the presumptive next representative for the Montgomery County area.....

Articles Source

Submitted by john wertz on 2016-03-06 22:42:29

Major Issues

Members of Congress vote on most national issues. The issues that have raised the most concern recently are:

  • Who should be Speaker of the House
  • 2nd Amendment and Gun control
  • 4th Amendment and position on the government monitoring private communications
  • Abortion and Funding for Planned Parenthood
  • Defense policy and stance on military action in various global hot spots
  • Education and policies such as Common Core and No Child Left Behind
  • Environment, global warming, EPA, etc.
  • Free trade
  • Healthcare and stance on what should happen to Obamacare
  • Immigration and border control
  • International position and role of UN and international laws
  • National debt, spending, and taxes
  • Religious liberty
  • State's rights (e.g., marriage, healthcare, etc.)

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