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.
Most of the headlines about this year’s elections in Texas revolve around the highly contentious – and expensive – race for the US Senate pitting Republican Sen. Ted Cruz against Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso...
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and I penned an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News highlighting their bipartisan Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act.
According to Bill King, a little discussed provision that commits Houston's hard pressed taxpayers to pay taxes until 2031 and easily beyond:
Last week, I hosted the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce in our nation’s capital. During their time in Washington, the Chamber met with Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, federal agency officials, and me to...
It's important to note what we have been able to do. While we have fought mightily over some things like judicial nominations, we've also worked in a bipartisan way to get the people's work done.
One year ago, Houston came to a standstill. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast on August 25 and, over the days that followed, proceeded to dump record amounts of rain on our city, county and region. The...
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House Republicans decided to bet on the American people when we passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  - letting families keep more of their hard-earned paychecks and helping small business owners invest in their...
Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of three bills, H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act of 2018, and H.R.
Since 1990, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has discovered approximately 200 sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnels crossing from Mexico directly into the United States.
Oh, hello out there in internet, social media world!  It's me, The Political Chicken! There's been lots going on lately, but I haven't forgotten about you!  From Kaepernick and Nike to now New Balance and President Trump,...
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The first step of identifying and taxing unauthorized workers makes sense whether you’re a conservative Republican, a liberal Democrat, or something in between.
This week, I was proud to join House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady at Three Brothers Bakery to celebrate the largest tax cut in history.
President Trump said he wants immigrants coming into our country to help fill open jobs, but he wants them coming legally!“With what we’ve done, we’ve become so successful that we need people to come in…we want great people...
The Trump administration recently unveiled a plan to prevent immigrants who the government predicts might be unable to support themselves financially from entering the country.
With the lack of coverage by the media, you may have missed the House of Representatives pass three important bills that will help ensure continued momentum from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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It should be clear to everyone, because of the efforts of President Trump and our Republican lawmakers, Americans are now paying less in taxes. As promised, President Trump is bringing jobs back to America. He is removing...
The 2017 Texas Legislature passed SB4 to outlaw sanctuary cities and allow police to question any person who they detain of their immigration status.
As Chairman of the House Rules Committee, I issued the following statement today after the U.S.
In July, we received great news that the American economy had grown in the second quarter by 4.1 percent. Those numbers were recently revised, and we learned that it grew at 4.2 percent! On top of our best annual growth rate...
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The curtain is rising once again on Immigration Theater, that political playhouse in which the Trump administration engages in headline-grabbing showmanship rather than actually addressing the issue of illegal immigration....

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