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.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) joined Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) in efforts to give states more flexibility in how they use federal transportation funds,...
Last week, I voted in support of legislation that will assist veterans, as well as strengthen our economy. H.R. 2499, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act, was approved by the House to help veterans who want to start a small...
As Chairman of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, my focus continues to be on jobs and growing our economy for all. Today marks the 5-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act, one of the largest job-...
There is another racket disguised as education that is little more than government spreading the wealth around.When your kid goes to college, you incur the cost of college and of course, books. But there is another big cost...
Greek politicians began debating Saturday morning whether to approve a financial bailout proposal that would satisfy international creditor demands and prevent the country’s ouster from the 19-nation eurozone.
Last week, the economic crisis in Greece continued to unfold when the country failed to make a scheduled debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Federal agencies with oversight over various industries are taking the problem of worker misclassification more seriously and are taking steps to rein in as many bad actors as possible, according to various reports.
Throughout American history, our economy has come roaring back after economic decline. However, because of the Obama Administration’s onerous regulations and continued federal overreach the United States has seen its slowest...
The week of June 22nd 2015 may simply be the week that represents the high point of the modern day leftist movement. Yes, they got gay rights, but they also got the Supreme Court to bail out Congress on Obamacare in one of...
Yesterday I reintroduced his Small Business Health Fairness Act (H.R. 2868), a health care solution that would allow small business employers to band together through association health plans (AHPs) in order to purchase...
A former IRS tax examiner and three other residents of Pensacola, Florida were sentenced recently in a fraud scheme connected to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The four Floridians pleaded guilty early this year to...
In remarks on the Senate floor yesterday, I spoke about the need to pass a bipartisan, long-term highway funding bill. 
It's exciting to witness the tremendous economic growth we're experiencing here in Texas. Our state continues to lead the nation in economic growth and opportunity.
Eurozone leaders have agreed to offer Greece a third bailout, after marathon talks in Brussels. Amid one of the worst crises in the EU's history, the head of the European Commission said the risk of Greece leaving the...
Is Greece our future? No matter how you spin it, the failure of Greece is a failure of leftist economics where Greeks ran out of someone else’s money.
Shark finning is currently banned or regulated in an increasing number of countries and it is time the United States became a leader in the effort to eradicate shark finning permanently. Recently, the United Arab Emirates...
The New York Times has some wonderful Room for Debate pieces debating whether the American electorate is getting more liberal.
On Thursday, the Court issued a decision in King v. Burwell, ruling in favor of Obamacare’s federal insurance subsidies. I was disappointed with this ruling and believe the Supreme Court once again failed to...
Here at TexasGOPVote, more often than not, I'm focused on fiscal issues, and of course, government overreach. So, I'd like to bring your attention to something that actually falls under both of those categories; a little...
The following article was authored by Keith Weiner and originally published on SNBCHF.com.

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