Happy Thanksgiving!


Before you sit down to eat today, please take a moment to give thanks for the incredible servicemen and women who sacrifice every day, and our veterans before them, to provide us with the freedoms that make America great.

Showdown in Austin Over Government Mandated Paid Sick Leave


Business groups are raising concerns about a proposal in Austin aimed at requiring employers in the city to provide paid sick leave for workers. It’s a discussion that’s playing out before the Austin City Council. 

War Mongering North Korea Re-Designated as State Sponsor of Terrorism


I released the following statement in response to the re-designation of North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. This legislation has been introduced in the past two Congresses. 

Texas Business Leaders Tell Congress NAFTA Should be Strengthened, Not Scrapped

“Texas will be a loser if the United States elects to pull out of NAFTA” TAB CEO Moseley said; TXOGA, auto manufacturers, local chambers and others line up with Cornyn in push to “modernize” the pact while Trump talks about canceling it


SAN ANTONIO – Facing uncertainty brought on by President Donald Trump’s talk of scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement, Texas business leaders on Monday asked Sen. John Cornyn to do everything in his power as the number two member of the Senate to keep the three-nation pact strong while making updates to the 24-year-old deal.

Identity Loans and Identity Theft: Illegal Immigrants in a Restricted Labor Market


Since the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) came into force, it has been against the law for illegal immigrants to work in the United States.

Property Tax Increase 2019 And Bankruptcy 2022 In Houston, Watch As History Unfolds

In a low turnout election, a small percentage of voters voted for all of the $1.495 billion City of Houston bond issues.

TCR has been quite clear about the fiscal irresponsibility of these bonds and the negative impact it will have on the City's future.

Responding to OMB's Disaster Supplement Package


Since Hurricane Harvey, I’ve been working closely with the governor’s office, congressional leadership, and the White House to ensure Texas and especially our congressional district are not forgotten and get the help necessary to rebuild. That's why I was extremely disappointed in the inadequate disaster supplement that was requested by the Office of Management and Budget last week.

Off-Year Elections Message For Texas


Losing the Governorships in deep blue New Jersey and light blue Virginia was not a surprise. However, the loss of at least 15 seats in the House of Delegates in Virginia, many in lean Republican districts, was not expected.

Sessions Supports Bold, Pro-Growth Tax Reform Package

I released the following statement applauding the passage of the pro-growth tax reform package:

Bold Tax Reform Passes the People's House

The U.S. House of Representatives – the People’s House – took action last week on the most transformational tax overhaul in a generation. This legislation brings us one step closer to delivering bold, pro-growth, pro-family tax reform for Texans and Americans throughout this nation.


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