Heard on the Hill

Take Five With Rep. Kevin Brady

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Tuesday is here again, and that means it’s time for HOH to catch up with a Member of Congress. Today, it’s Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), who talks about his favorite sitcom and Bob Dylan. Q: As you know, it’s graduation season for high school seniors. What’s your favorite memory from your high school graduation?

A: We had our graduation out on a baseball field, a beautiful spring day. The next week, we had the state high school track championships. And as a co-captain of the track team, to make sure we all stayed healthy and out of trouble, [the athletes] went to a lake that weekend to make sure that we were all ready for the track meet. And I actually broke a toe at the lake and, frankly, ran terrible in the track meet. We all tried to do the right thing and stay out of the graduation scene and I ended up breaking my toe [while] being responsible.

Q: If you were a tour guide, what sites in Texas would you recommend to visiting tourists?

A: Definitely the [Sam Houston Memorial Museum] in Huntsville. Sam Houston and his great site, just a remarkable leader and very much a national leader in many ways but not known. The Brenham area, the beautiful wildflower areas, including Washington-on-the-Brazos, is where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. Montgomery, one of the oldest towns in Texas, where the Lone Star flag was designed.

Q: If you were stranded on an island with only a CD player, what’s the one CD you would have to have?

A: That’s a good question. I love music, I’ve got so much. I might go with the “Best of Bob Dylan.”

Q: What’s your all-time favorite sitcom?

A: “Big Bang Theory” is hilarious. I’d have to go with that.

Q: Coke or Pepsi?

A: Diet Coke.

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