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  • This past week, business leaders and professionals met at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy to hear from experts who shared current data and research on immigration in Houston at an event co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Mexico...
  • Workforce Advisory Board
    The business, education, government, and nonprofit leaders of the president's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board met this past week for the first time. Over the next year, the board will advise the Trump Administration on...
  • In 2016 President Obama said there was no answer to bringing manufacturing jobs back to hard-working Americans – not unless we had a “magic wand”.Boy, was he wrong. While manufacturing jobs shrunk under Obama, they have grown by over 450,000 under...
  • Texas Capitol and Austin downtown from above
    There’s new life to an effort to ban local governments in Texas from requiring that private employers provide paid sick leave. As we previously reported, what would have appeared to be a classic business versus labor fight quickly became more...

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Alex Nowrasteh is the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Previously he was the immigration policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal...

Texas hit a milestone in March as employment continued to grow for the 107th consecutive month and the number of people employed reached a record high of over 14 million, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
While the report concludes that no Americans conspired with Russia, it reinforces the need to further strengthen and protect America’s electoral infrastructure.
Attorney General William Barr has released special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Democrats have pushed for Congress to get an unredacted version.
The pro-life movement has long opposed criminalizing women as it seeks to ban abortion because it protects the abortionist, while endangering the life of the mother. Our movement recognized early on you save the baby by...
We need a strong, educated future workforce, and the way to do that - my legislation is $10 billion a year, $100 billion over 10 years to expand educational choice. Both for K-12 education, tax credits for scholarship-...
I was recognized by the Texas A&M University Dwight College of Engineering as a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award. I am a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ’99, graduating with a bachelor’s...
Last Wednesday I appeared on Fox News’ “Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream” to discuss the concerns I raised with representatives from Twitter and Facebook during the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution’s ...
I joined a group of colleagues to introduce legislation to prevent thousands of people from losing their health care coverage after a federal judge struck down the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plans rule.
Freeport resident Lucy Soule, 22, said it was “weird” having been in the church right before this happened. “Now you can smell it burning.”
San Antonio's population is growing more quickly than that of any other city in our State and routinely hosts events that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors like Fiesta and the NCAA Final Four. It's imperative that...
Deepening Israel's sovereignty and control over the Golan Heights is in America's national security interest.
Easter
Holy Week is the holiest of times for Christians worldwide.  Seeing the Notre Dame Cathedral fall during this time was heart wrenching to watch for many reasons.  First and foremost it is a historic landmark for Catholics.  ...
Ted Cruz construction site
Senator Ted Cruz visited Spawglass’ Village of Southhampton jobsite in Houston this week to tour the site, hear from construction executives, and promote his new bill, the Education Freedom Scholarships and Oppor
The title of the Save the Internet Act is exceptionally disingenuous; a more appropriate name would be the ‘Big Government Takeover of the Internet Act’.
Current election code says a candidate who has been convicted of a felony must either be pardoned “or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities” – but it doesn’t define “resulting disabilities.” Senate Bill 466...
Unplanned movie banner
Here's another example of the politically correct censorship of free speech.
Attorney General William Barr is set to release on Thursday morning a redacted version of the report special counsel Robert Mueller submitted at the conclusion of his two-year Russia probe.
This is an amazing story of how a Texas photographer/writer was able to attend a fundraising luncheon for the president of the United States, Donald Trump.
illegal immigrants
The situation at the border is getting worse! Workforce shortages are increasing, and millions of undocumented workers are being misclassified! America needs immigration reform NOW.No reasonable person could doubt that there...
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Cole passed away on Tuesday at the age of 103 in my hometown of San Antonio.

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