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.
New research from New American Economy shows that immigrants are responsible for more than 26 percent of the Houston metro area’s GDP. The report, which analyzes Census data from 2016, looks at immigrant contributions to...
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday told a group of business leaders and others gathered at Rice University that he’s proud to lead a city that’s fighting the Texas Legislature’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants...
A Texas Senate committee has signed off on a proposed ban on city ordinances that require private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
taxes
Most American families live paycheck-to-paycheck. They need tax relief now, which is why 90 percent of workers started seeing their tax cut in their paychecks starting last February.
This is what the progressive left believes — and to add insult to injury, they actually think it’s “Economics 101.” 
State lawmakers are trying to reform a complicated taxing system where everything from suburban growth to gentrification and a homeowner’s age influence how much Texans pay their local governments.
U.S. Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and I recently introduced a bipartisan bill that would give qualified members of the National Guard and Reserves a tiered preference in hiring for federal civil service jobs.
Significant uncertainty exists about the future of the trilateral trade relationship between the United States, Mexico and Canada. NAFTA created one of the world’s largest free trade areas and has had undeniable benefits to...
The Republican-led push to cancel out mandatory paid sick leave rules for private employers in Austin, San Antonio, and any other city that tries something similar began in earnest today as Gov. Greg Abbott told a crowd of...
green card
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Trump said that he wanted to allow in more legal immigrants and to improve the system. The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so-...
On March 6, 2019, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, co-chaired by Trump advisor Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, held its inaugural meeting.
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and I issued the following statements announcing our intention to reintroduce the bipartisan E-FRONTIER Act in the coming weeks, which would protect commercial 5G broadband networks...
I issued the following statements regarding my votes against H.J. Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President, H.R.
US MX partnership
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and I introduced the U.S.-Mexico Economic Partnership Act which aims to strengthen the economic partnership between the two countries by expanding educational and professional exchange...
The Chinese are shooting themselves in the foot. Previous policies allowed them to ravage the world, not just America. But that came with a price. 
Kevin Brady The Woodlands Chamber Economic Outlook Conference
At a recent Economic Outlook Conference held in The Woodlands, Texas and themed around “the pathway to sustainable growth,” Republican Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) called in to comment on the current and future state...
Amazon does not intend to re-open talks with New York lawmakers and does not intend to find another headquarters for the jobs.
The crowded field for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President in 2020 is leading to desperate actions by some of them to mislead voters in order to get votes.
I met with Janne Känkänen, Finnish Under-Secretary of State for International and European Union Affairs, Finnish Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi and other officials from Finland’s government. The delegation and I affirmed the...
Many Texans struggle every day to afford lifesaving prescription drugs - not because they aren’t widely available, but because cost often prohibits access.

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