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.
October 2nd, 2015
Today’s disappointing jobs report shows that the so-called recovery over the last six years continues to be hampered by President Obama's big government liberal policies. Real, sustainable economic growth can only be led by...
September 23rd, 2015
The National Football League faces a growing backlash over the way cheerleaders are compensated and the reason for it will sound very familiar to regular readers of Construction Citizen.
September 14th, 2015
The US House of Representatives passed a major bill that, if passed by the Senate and signed into law, would pre-empt States from enacting labeling laws relating to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
September 8th, 2015
I delivered the State of the Senate address to business leaders at the Great Houston Partnership’s annual luncheon recently where I discussed his legislative priorities and outlined upcoming battles in the Senate this fall....
September 4th, 2015
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement regarding the August unemployment report:
August 20th, 2015
I made the following statement based upon the recent release of the Employment Situation Report for July 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reported an increase of 215,000 nonfarm payroll jobs (210,000 in...
August 17th, 2015
Victoria and the entire Crossroads area is still enjoying relatively good economic times despite the slump in the oil and gas industry. I was the featured speaker at the regular Tuesday morning meeting hosted by the Victoria...
August 12th, 2015
Last week, President Obama announced a controversial new rule requiring a federally-mandated 32% cut in power-plant carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, while requiring the U.S. to achieve 28% of our total electricity from...
August 7th, 2015
Blue Bell Ice Cream has received the green light from Alabama health officials and has been cleared for take-off to begin production and sales of what Blue Bell refers to as “the best ice cream in the country.” The Alabama...
August 4th, 2015
Caterpillar Inc. announced its intention last week to begin designing and manufacturing its vocational truck product family at its plant in Victoria, Texas.
September 28th, 2015
Last week, I joined Chairman Goodlatte and other members of the Judiciary Committee at a listening session in Nashville, Tennessee to explore how we can improve copyright policy. I heard from a broad range of people with...
September 21st, 2015
Under the President's nuclear deal, the United States agreed to give the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism a billion-dollar oil boom. The United States will allow Iran to export its crude oil, but ironically, it...
September 10th, 2015
Thousands of Syrians are fleeing their war-torn country in the hopes of securing safety and asylum in Europe or the United States. All too often, their desperate journey results in more suffering and struggle.
September 5th, 2015
The Employment Situation Report for August 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an increase of 173,000 nonfarm payroll jobs (140,000 in the private sector) and that the unemployment rate fell to 5.1%.
September 3rd, 2015
This December marks 40 years since Congress passed the crude oil export ban – an antiquated law created in response to disruptions in global supply in the 1970s.
August 20th, 2015
The countdown to Blue Bell Ice Cream has begun. Blue Bell Creameries announced on Monday, a 5-phase plan to put its ice cream back on store shelves beginning on Monday, August 31. Phase 1 brings Blue Bell home to its roots...
August 13th, 2015
Two men in Georgia have been arrested on federal charges that they intentionally misrepresented the employment classification of construction workers on a project for the Centers for Disease Control, which is headquartered...
August 11th, 2015
The strength of the friendship between the United States and the South Korea yesterday was forged under fire and toughened by more than six decades of facing down mutual security threats and working together to improve the...
August 5th, 2015
Last week, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) and I introduced, H.R. 3282, the Protecting Honest Fishermen Act of 2015. This bill will level the playing field for honest American fishermen who are playing by the rules and...