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.
Yesterday, I visited XTO Energy and Pioneer Natural Resources facilities to get a firsthand look at energy development activities in the Permian Basin region.
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...
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...
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. ...
I have written often about the extortion racket known as The Clinton Foundation, and I predicted its demise.
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 "...
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.
Based on a report produced by Americas Majority Foundation to be ready by January 2017:
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...
A Wall Street Journal front page headline on Sept 12 states “Trump Signals Shift on Obamacare”.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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
Today during a press conference, I discussed the need to repeal Obamacare and replace the legislation with affordable health care solutions that Americans need. 
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...
This is the first time we asked about monetary policy in this election cycle.
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...

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