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.
This is Main Street’s tax code. For the first time, small businesses can take advantage of a historic 20-percent deduction. This change in our tax code was designed to help small businesses compete, grow, and win.
I’m grateful to the Trump Administration for taking concrete steps to expand market access and foster free, fair trade for our nation around the globe. This agreement means a great deal to Texas agriculture, especially our...
US Real GDP
Texas’ Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-8) said recently that our GDP growth slowed to 2% in the second quarter of this year primarily because of workforce shortages.
hiring craft professionals for construction
The construction industry is in dire need of more workers right now.
Another good week in the greatest state in the nation.I got to check out fighter jets at Boeing's facility in San Antonio and cut the ribbon on the new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fleet Service Life Modification contract, which...
Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, and I yesterday penned an op-ed in Real Clear Markets, where we call on the administration to index capital gains to inflation.
shadow workers
New American Economy released new research in partnership with the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, which shows the critical role immigrants (only God knows how many are undocumented) play in the Dall
Bibles Badges Business
Leaders in Texas’ business, law enforcement, and faith communities met at Austin Stone Community Church recently for a Texas convening of Bibles, Badges, and Business hosted by the National Immigration Forum.
MAP Act
It takes a lot of courage to make two grossly false claims in a respected publication in less than 40 words.  But as the national debt continues to grow—and as Republicans continue to offer bicameral solutions for tackling...
US Capitol
U.S. Representative Bill Flores issued the following statements discussing additional legislative initiatives introduced in the 116th Congress:
Stan Marek Texas Immigration Summit
At a recent Texas Summit on Immigration in Houston last week, my good friend Stan Marek, co-founder of TXSIP and CEO of MAREK, explained a sensible immigration policy we call “ID and Tax.”
Saturday, I participated in a live recording of MSNBC's ‘Why is This Happening?' with Chris Hayes at the annual Texas Tribune Festival. There, Sen. Cruz and Hayes had a wide-ranging discussion on domestic and foreign policy...
Last week, I caught up with FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto to talk about trade, taxes, and the current state of the American worker.
While President Trump’s immigration rhetoric continues to focus on the need to build a southern border wall, his administration is quietly pursuing a policy that could provide a lasting solution to the ongoing migrant surge...
It used to be that political disagreements stop at our shore. However, the nasty political climate has the Democrats so hysterically anti-Trump that they seem to be rooting for China!
The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) and I today announced the results of a study on the Green New Deal’s impact on Texas.  The study, called “The Cost of the Green New Deal to Texas”, was conducted by Texas Public...
China indicated that it wouldn’t immediately retaliate against the latest U.S. tariff increase announced by President Donald Trump last week, emphasizing the need to discuss ways to deescalate the trade war between the world...
During this state work period, I've been hearing from Texans on all sorts of issues. Here are some of the things I've been doing.
All Americans should be concerned about the potential for China to replace the United States as the most important economy in the world. We face a potential future where Mandarin and the yuan, not English and the dollar,...
workers needed
July 2019 marked the 111th straight month of job gains in Texas. Our record-low 3.4% unemployment​ is better than FULL employment.

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