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.
I released the following statement applauding the passage of the pro-growth tax reform package:
President Trump’s energy agenda assures a bright future for Americans. He and his delegation did an amazing job defending free market capitalism, national sovereignty, and our standard of living in Bonn without pandering to...
Last Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee introduced our proposal that would enable more Americans to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks and send less of their money to Uncle Sam here in Washington, D.C.
I released the following statement after supporting a measure to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to exempt certain micro-offerings from the Act's registration requirements:
The Republican tax proposal is now public and while the overall plan will prove beneficial to the economy many challenges remain. The individual tax rates will lower middle class taxes by doubling standard deductions and...
America’s complicated and broken tax code is hurting our economy and, in turn, American families. That’s why I’ve long said we need a simpler tax code that rewards hard work.
In the last few years, the Port of Corpus Christi has become a leading export port, especially since December 2015, when Congress lifted the 40-year crude oil export ban. Oil and other energy related products shipping from...
U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and I, members of the Senate Finance Committee, authored the following op-ed in Forbes addressing how revamping our tax system would impact the energy sector:
You've heard "trust but verify" from none other than Ronald Reagan, no doubt.  The Tea Party movement taught us to do that, and I hope you still are.  Especially in the case of John Culberson, my congressman.
In a move many business leaders called “long overdue,” Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has announced a new panel of lawmakers will consider what policies need to be in place – and what kind of policies should be rejected – in...
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...
Today I voted in support of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which raises take-home pay and creates jobs. The bill passed 227-205.
Texas Association of Business released their legislator scorecard this morning. This scorecard, called For the Record, is a ranking of all Texas legislators based on how they voted for pro-business policies in the...
Recently on the Senate floor, I urged my Democrat colleagues in the Senate to join the Republican effort to overhaul our outdated tax code and continue their support for tax reform principals they have endorsed in the past...
I released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s October 2017 jobs report:
It’s no secret that our tax system is outdated, overly complicated, and full of loopholes, and anyone in Washington can tell you that tax reform – especially bipartisan tax reform – isn’t easy. 
Our American society does not recognize that we have been under ‘assault’ in this country for decades. Our way of life is being changed insidiously every week in ways that escapes us. Yet people seem to remain calm...
The number 77 cents on the dollar is often used when discussing the income of men vs. women but this number is based on aggregate numbers of women versus men workers and it doesn’t take in account why this aggregate number...
With the United States experiencing rapid economic growth and the lowest unemployment rate it has seen in sixteen years, labor shortages in several American industries pose one of the most significant threats to our nation’s...

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