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.
August 17th, 2018
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August 9th, 2018
This nation's birth rate has hit an historic low, foreshadowing a future in which there aren't as many Americans to work, pay taxes, and contribute to the workforce is a variety of other ways.
July 26th, 2018
We believe that the private sector is best positioned to build, deploy, and secure 5G networks.
July 23rd, 2018
Bernie Sanders recently tweeted:“Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon made about $11,000/hour in compensation last year. I’d like to hear from him why he thinks his workers don’t deserve to be paid a living wage of $15/hour.”One of...
July 19th, 2018
Six and a half months after the passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, Americans are paying less in taxes, companies are bringing back earnings from overseas and reinvesting in America, workers are getting raises and...
July 5th, 2018
My top priority in Washington continues to be getting federal assistance to our neighbors impacted by Harvey. I work each day to ensure families and businesses affected by the storm have access to the financial help they...
June 25th, 2018
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I sent a letter to Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army, making the case for Austin to be chosen as the site of the new Army Futures Command Headquarters (ARFCOMHQ).
June 13th, 2018
Last week the House passed a “minibus” appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2019, a $15 billion rescissions package, and a critical bill to curtail gang violence in our communities.
June 11th, 2018
I released the following statement on President Trump’s recissions package submitted to Congress:
June 7th, 2018
Immigration policy, welfare reform, and trade specialization will be upcoming topics of legislative focus to address the seven million jobs in the US that can’t be filled today, according to Chairman Kevin Brady (TX CD-08) ...
August 10th, 2018
In the United States there is much debate over immigration, its effects, and what kind of policies will best serve our nation and its people.
August 3rd, 2018
For the last several decades, America's lead in cutting-edge technology has helped propel our economy and national security. America is now in a race with China and Europe to develop the next technological breakthroughs...
July 24th, 2018
In an unprecedented move, seven Texas chambers of commerce, two pro-business consortiums and four prominent companies – including Southwest Airlines and Marek Brothers Construction – have
July 23rd, 2018
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Michael Conaway (R-Texas), and Ken Calvert (R-...
July 13th, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study estimating the positive effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on farmers and ranchers.
June 26th, 2018
I recently addressed Texas members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). There I discussed my priorities for 2018, including my efforts to cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, and reduce the burden of federal...
June 25th, 2018
With House passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, I released the following statement:
June 12th, 2018
I released the following statement in support of the comprehensive package to maintain our nation’s water resources infrastructure:
June 8th, 2018
Saudi Arabia has started boosting oil production after two years of curtailing output, a move that gives Riyadh a jump on other OPEC producers who are expected to open the spigots later this month.
June 6th, 2018
The Department of Labor issued a report last week that the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, the lowest it’s been in 18 years. With almost one million jobs created since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law...