Economy

It is no accident that Texas consistently leads the nation in job creation. Some have described this economic powerhouse as a "Texas Miracle." But, we know better than that. The Texas Economic Experience is rooted in concepts and principles that will work anywhere they're tried: Keeping taxes low, creating a predictable regulatory climate, cracking down on lawsuit abuse, and investing in critical infrastructure like roads, water and schools in a fiscally responsible way.
President-Elect Donald Trump hasn’t even hit the Oval Office and he’s markedly more effective than Obama.
Today I sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator Howard Shelanski expressing concerns regarding the U.S.
Last week, I had the opportunity to tour several great businesses in the 27th District that are helping our economy and employing local people.
Wednesday I released a video fact-checking Obamacare as the law’s fourth open enrollment period begins and families across the nation learn that their previous health plans have been canceled and discover eye-popping premium...
The next administration and Congress will be under intense pressure to reform immigration. Frustration over illegal immigrants was the greatest contributor to the rise of Donald Trump while Hillary Clinton promised to push...
This is not Washington's tax code, it belongs to the American people. Taxpayers ought to have a real say in the way you are taxed. We invite you to view this video, come to our website to learn more about our "Built for...
The Obama administration announced Friday a new round of executive actions designed to increase trade and travel with the communist island. And this is the one many Americans have been waiting for — no more restrictions on...
In the last several weeks, Congress has taken important steps to improve flood mitigation projects in Houston and repair damage from the recent Tax Day floods.Funding for Flood Damage Repair
Thanks a lot, Bernie Sanders: the word “socialism” is viewed favorably by close to half of Americans, and even more by young people, in 2016.That’s largely because most people have no idea what capitalism is, having heard...
When the La Quinta channel was completed, Aids to Navigation (ATONs) such as buoys and beacons were not installed as originally planned.
Donald Trump and Mike Pence will take a victory lap in Indianapolis on Thursday to tout what they are presenting as a successful negotiation with Carrier to keep nearly 1,000 U.S. jobs from moving to Mexico.
Trump’s victory in the Presidential election is a tremendous political upset. The biggest issue raised by Trump was immigration—and he didn’t waiver from his restrictionist position.
Do you see anything wrong with this sign?  It's a sign encouraging folks to shop local or shop small businesses.  Normally, I wouldn't either, because I think that shopping local and supporting small businesses is a good...
With Halloween this week, orange jack-o-lanterns are on porches across Texas.But did you know some pumpkins naturally grow pink, blue, green, white, or red?You’ll find all different sizes, shapes, and colors harvested in...
When I’m not in Washington, I like to make sure I’m up-to-date on what’s going on in the area. One of the ways I do that is by visiting and touring businesses. I spent the early part of the week in the northern part of the...
Wayne Christian has had a challenging campaign for Rail Road Commissioner. He made the May 24 Run-Off and beat out Houston real estate tycoon Gary Gates in a tight race. Gates outspent Christian 10 to 1 on promoting his...
Yesterday I concluded my West Texas agriculture tour with final stops at Hilmar Cheese Company and a corn harvest in Dalhart, along with a tour of Cactus Feeders in Cactus. 
Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its previously announced recall of its ice cream products containing chocolate chip cookie dough because of possible contamination by the Listeria monocytogenesbacteria.
Sunday I kicked off a three-day agriculture tour in West Texas and visited with cotton farmers at the Dahlen K. Hancock Family Farm in Ropesville. Monday I met with cotton industry leaders at the Meadow Farmers Co-Op Gin in...
An amendment authored by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) passed the House this week.

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