Factopolis

We currently have 4 false assertions made by Kevin Brady in our database.

Offices Held

  1. Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 8th district (1997-)
  2. Member of the Texas House of Representatives from the 15th district (1991-1997)

Statements

  1. The answer is no. We provide tax relief at every level. I know the House tax reform plan that we passed; 70 percent of the tax relief goes to those families making less than 200,000.

    Claims

    The GOP Tax Plan Would Provide a Tax Cut at Every Level
    While all levels would see a temporary cut, eventually some levels would see a tax increase.

    Fact Checks

    • That’s true initially, according to congressional analysts, but over time some income levels will pay more in taxes. That’s because the bill ends a new tax credit after 2022 and changes how tax brackets are adjusted for inflation, pushing more people over time into higher tax brackets.
  2. I think, really one of our big goals: higher pay checks. Look, they’ve been stagnant for more than a decade.
  3. Currently we have the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world at 35%.

    Claims

    The US Has the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the Developed World
    The US does have a high statutory rate (up to 35%), but significant deductions and exemptions mean companies actually end up paying a much lower rate; the effective tax rate is about average. Furthermore, while the statutory rate is relatively high, it is not the highest in the developed world; that distinction goes to the United Arab Emirates with rates up to 55%.
    1. Paul Ryan Paul Ryan
    2. John Shimkus John Shimkus
    3. Donald Trump Donald Trump
    4. Ted Cruz Ted Cruz
    5. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sarah Huckabee Sanders
    6. John Barrasso John Barrasso
    7. John Thune John Thune
    8. Tom Graves Tom Graves
    9. Sean Duffy Sean Duffy
  4. So we start by providing the lowest tax rates in modern history for American businesses of all sizes. No longer will we be sitting on the sidelines with the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Instead, we’re proposing a corporate rate of 20%; a rate that gets us in the game in a major way.

    Claims

    The US Has the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World
    The US does have a high statutory rate (up to 35%), but significant deductions and exemptions mean companies actually end up paying a much lower rate; the effective tax rate is about average. Furthermore, while the statutory rate relatively high, it is not the highest in the world; that distinction goes to the United Arab Emirates with rates up to 55%.
    1. Tim Scott Tim Scott
    2. Donald Trump Donald Trump
    3. John Cornyn John Cornyn
    4. Pat Tiberi Pat Tiberi
    5. David Perdue David Perdue
    6. Garret Graves Garret Graves
    7. Mick Mulvaney Mick Mulvaney
    8. Karen Handel Karen Handel
    9. Erik Paulsen Erik Paulsen
    10. Kristi Noem Kristi Noem
    11. Dave Brat Dave Brat
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