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.
Hurricane Harvey unleashed torrential rainfall – greater than 60 inches in some places – killing 88 people and displacing 30,000. Slamming ashore about six months ago, Harvey caused an estimated $198 billion in damages,...
I issued the following statement after Ways and Means Committee Republicans concluded their annual retreat to lay out their policy agenda for 2018:
To truly reform the visa program, legislation should do away with the lottery entirely by mandating that visas be issued to the 85,000 H-1B applicants who would be paid the most.
On Monday, President Donald Trump offered up the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes $13 million in funding for the Port of Corpus Christi's widening and deepening project. The project is the key to the...
In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump called for a massive $1.5 trillion initiative to “rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.”
On January 25th, the White House released a framework on immigration reform and border security outlining what it would like Congress to include in a much-anticipated legislative solution to help deter illegal immigration...
This week I was delighted to spend time with North Texans across the 32nd Congressional District to learn how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has impacted their lives. It was amazing to hear the stories from small businesses,...
It’s not just the areas along the Gulf Coast that are feeling the pinch of an even tighter labor market following last year’s devastating hurricanes and the rebuilding efforts that followed.
U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and I recently introduced the Building United States Infrastructure and Leveraging Development (BUILD) Act, a bill that would lead to additional investment in infrastructure projects...
Despite what the pundits and many naysayers in the media and Congress said, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is doing exactly what we promised. 
About 7,200 people will be working temporary jobs at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the next three weeks. The jobs are in concessions, ticket booths, security and guest services to name just a few.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Chairman of the Freedom Caucus, visited Tri-Hishtil a greenhouse operation in Henderson County, NC. Mark Williams, the executive director of Agribusiness Henderson County, estimated that nearly 80...
One of the greatest rewards in this job is seeing projects through to completion and cutting the red tape that often places road blocks in the way of progress.
With a federal budget deal completed, the US Senate is now turning its focus to addressing immigration.  On Monday, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a group of GOP senators to formally introduce a plan aligning wi
I released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address: 
President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union Speech tonight. My guest is Jim “Mac” McInvale, a successful businessman, founder of Gallery Furniture and world-class philanthropist who embodies the American Dream...
The following article was authored by Timothy Lee, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs at the Center for Individual Freedom:It's bad enough any time the federal government needlessly intervenes into the U.S....
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How can California, a state with such a rapidly growing economy have the highest supplemental rate of poverty? There are certainly many contributing factors, but this article uses Jackson's research to conclude that...
It is important that Americans know who the Chinese are, what they are up to, and what their plans are in the future. We will start with North Korea No question about it: China could rein in North Korea and little Kim if...
The Trump Administration recently ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop issuing H-2A visas for temporary agricultural work to Haitians.  One of the reasons given for not allowing Haitians to use the visas...

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