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.
February 21st, 2017
Yesterday, I visited XTO Energy and Pioneer Natural Resources facilities to get a firsthand look at energy development activities in the Permian Basin region.
February 13th, 2017
This week, the House will vote on two bills I cosponsored to help veterans after they finish their military service. Our veterans fought hard to protect our freedom, and upon their return, we must fight to ensure that they...
February 6th, 2017
After months of work, it looks like the last federal stumbling block to the new Harbor Bridge has been dealt with. On Feb. 3, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) entered into a letter agreement that moves the project...
January 31st, 2017
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and I introduced legislation Monday to reduce frivolous lawsuits that bog down the United States legal system and cost businesses billions of dollars every year. ...
January 17th, 2017
I have written often about the extortion racket known as The Clinton Foundation, and I predicted its demise.
January 11th, 2017
I am in support of a measure to amend the Security Act to define an "angel investor group" and to clarify the definition of general solicitation to ensure that startup companies are able to participate in events such as "...
January 5th, 2017
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) recently penned an op-ed for the New York Times in which he calls for a large reduction in legal immigration, something he believes will raise American wages.
January 3rd, 2017
Based on a report produced by Americas Majority Foundation to be ready by January 2017:
December 28th, 2016
Republicans are proposing immediate repeal of Obamacare, but not replacing it for 2-3 years. Democrats have been toiling for over 100 years in their quest for socialized medicine. It is their holy grail to be defended at any...
February 15th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed the importance of international trade to the U.S and Texas economies. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
February 6th, 2017
The proposed Trump economic plan resembles the Harding/Coolidge economic plans of the 1920s. The Harding and Coolidge era is often overlooked or considered a cause of the Great Depression. Did Harding/Coolidge economics...
February 2nd, 2017
Even before last Friday’s executive order on immigration, lawyers told Tim Wilson not to bother hiring a Vietnamese national—an expert in “nanoscale structured material”—for a Silicon Valley startup.The reason? Given the...
January 20th, 2017
While some top state leaders like Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton and now Straus have spoken up on the legislation, Abbott has kept his opinions mostly under wraps, previously saying that he’d like to see the details.
January 16th, 2017
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Regulatory Accountability Act” to provide relief to hardworking Americans by putting strong checks and balances on regulations from the executive branch.
January 8th, 2017
On Friday I spoke about the need to repeal Obamacare and provide the American people with a more affordable alternative during an interview with Fox News’ Happening Now.
January 4th, 2017
Today during a press conference, I discussed the need to repeal Obamacare and replace the legislation with affordable health care solutions that Americans need.
December 30th, 2016
We don’t know how John Kelly will attempt to tackle the issue of illegal immigration besides support for more border security. If he wants to be known as the man foremost responsible for ending illegal immigration in modern...
December 28th, 2016
This is the first time we asked about monetary policy in this election cycle.
December 22nd, 2016
The House Ways and Means Committee today released new information in an addendum to a joint report, “Joint Congressional Investigative Report into the Source of Funding for the ACA’s Cost Sharing Reduction Program,” released...