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.
September 24th, 2020
The American dream is alive and well in the Houston construction industry, as evidenced by the inspiring story of Stacia Brightmon, a single mother of two boys in Houston who is now working for S&B Engineers and...
September 18th, 2020
Of the many unsung heroes who have been working tirelessly to keep Texans safe and fed over the past six months grocery store workers may not be the first group that comes to top of mind.
September 8th, 2020
Beyoncé, Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen, Selena, George Strait, Usher, Kenny Rogers, Erykah Badu, and Roy Orbison.
August 17th, 2020
Small businesses in Texas have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s devastating impact. I applaud this announcement and will continue to do everything I can to make sure Texas small businesses have what they need to survive...
August 10th, 2020
Last week, the Department of Labor announced that the United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, and saw the unemployment rate fall off of record highs down to 10.2 percent. This latest report shows that our economy is...
August 3rd, 2020
Following the largest emergency aid package in American history, Congress is working to craft a smaller, more targeted follow-on package to help accelerate a return to healthy lives and a healthy economy.
July 27th, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on our economy, Texas’ small businesses are bearing a tremendous financial burden. The EIDL program has helped many businesses keep their doors open during the pandemic, and this...
July 21st, 2020
Earlier this month, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect, replacing the outdated and unbalanced North American Free Trade Agreement. The negotiations and USMCA agreement produced one of the largest,...
July 17th, 2020
Yesterday, I joined KTRH news to discuss the next round of stimulus legislation, how the Paycheck Protection Program is supporting Texas workers, and how Texas is correctly addressing a spike in cases.
July 10th, 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program helped retain more than 220,000 jobs in the 10th Congressional District of Texas. Understanding what this program would mean for Texans back at home, I was a strong supporter of the PPP in...
September 22nd, 2020
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he tentatively approved a deal between the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok and Oracle and Walmart that could bring the new joint venture’s headquarters to Texas. The deal,...
September 16th, 2020
Tuesday morning, I joined my House Republican colleagues on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to make a commitment to America – that under our leadership, we can restore our way of life, rebuild the greatest economy, and renew...
September 3rd, 2020
On a recent Rational Middle podcast, Executive Producer Loren Steffy spoke with Mark Erlich, a Wertheim Fellow of Research on Misclassification and the Underground Economy at the Harvard Law School and former
August 10th, 2020
Businesses that make up most of their sales with alcohol were closed down by Abbott’s latest shutdown order, leaving them to maneuver through loopholes to reopen.
August 7th, 2020
Since the CARES Act became law, nationwide the EIDL program has provided nearly 3 million small businesses with over $160 billion in loans, and the EIDL Advance program has provided 5.7 million small businesses with $20...
August 3rd, 2020
Last week, Secretary Pompeo gave a speech at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library outlining the Trump Administration’s policy toward China, and the efforts to contain and defeat their malicious influence on the United...
July 23rd, 2020
One of my favorite clients is asking me to urge lawmakers not to extend the $600 weekly federal unemployment bonus.
July 20th, 2020
Earlier this month, the Department of Labor announced that the economy added an astounding 4.8 million jobs in the month of June, shattering economists’ expectations. This was the largest monthly jobs gain in the history of...
July 13th, 2020
AmeriCorps is a proven program that provides resources to encourage service opportunities to help communities nationwide. This grant will allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo members participating in the program to increase...
July 7th, 2020
I joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to talk about last week’s encouraging jobs report, how we can continue to support local businesses, and helping workers return to work safely.