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.
December 7th, 2020
The new headquarters for HPE, the IT spin-off of San Francisco Bay Area-based Hewlett-Packard, is under construction at the company's existing campus in Spring. It's scheduled to open in early 2022.
October 28th, 2020
This is not a plea intended for anyone with MAGA gear! I feel pretty confident those folks have revealed their voting preferences. Instead, this is a plea to someone who cannot stand Donald Trump and has decided he is not...
October 19th, 2020
The number one threat facing the nation, our coming debt debacle and no one seems to be talking about it.
October 6th, 2020
DHS has provided little public insight into how it weighed the costs and benefits of these extended travel restrictions. We worry the longer lines at ports of entry and inability to social distance in pedestrian lanes may...
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.
November 3rd, 2020
With the historic third-quarter growth, the United States in a single quarter has now recovered two-thirds of the economic output lost due to the pandemic during the first half of the year.
October 26th, 2020
Upgrading this corridor would allow for millions of dollars in travel savings for businesses and increase access for the 2.2 million Texas jobs dependent on international trade. I look forward to continue to work with my...
October 9th, 2020
As former Vice President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress advocate for tax hikes on the wealthy and intrusive regulation on small businesses and workers, Americans know you can’t “Build Back Better” by dragging down the...
October 5th, 2020
I’m glad Speaker Pelosi finally recognizes how critical our airline workers are both to Texas and to the nation. Ensuring Texas airline workers can keep their jobs will help keep air travel safe and protect this vital sector...
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...