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.
All Americans should be concerned about the potential for China to replace the United States as the most important economy in the world. We face a potential future where Mandarin and the yuan, not English and the dollar,...
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July 2019 marked the 111th straight month of job gains in Texas. Our record-low 3.4% unemployment​ is better than FULL employment.
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When Ronald Reagan took to the stage in his only debate against Jimmy Carter in 1980, he asked the American people one simple question: “are you better off than you were four years ago?”  The answer was a resounding “no!”...
Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem; and the best way for Congress to approach this issue is by committing to smarter federal spending caps. I introduced the MAP Act to put America’s budget...
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It’s no secret that our country’s immigration system is failing.
Three Texas cities have passed paid sick-leave ordinances, but implementation of the rules in San Antonio and Austin has stalled amid court challenges.
Indexing capital gains to inflation would unlock capital for investment, increase wages, create new jobs, and grow the economy, benefiting Americans across all income levels. Any decrease in the effective tax rate on capital...
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Recent successful bipartisan efforts on immigration legislation prove that sensible reform is possible! Your calls, emails, and faxes to lawmakers are making a difference.
The former Sears building will be the heart of Houston’s innovation district, which is meant to connect entrepreneurs with venture capital in an effort to place Houston on the map for tech innovation.
“Given our campaign’s commitment to fighting for a living wage of at least $15.00 an hour,” the letter continues, “we believe it is only fair that the campaign would carry through this commitment to its own field team.”
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U.S. Representative Bill Flores issued the following statements discussing additional legislative initiatives introduced in the 116th Congress:
The August District Work Period provides members of Congress the opportunity to spend an extended period of time with constituents, away from Washington D.C. So far during this period, I have made use of this time by meeting...
The revenue earned from this Center would help finance infrastructure projects, provide hundreds of jobs and enrich the lives of the Pueblo. Most other federally-recognized tribes in the country can offer gaming under...
Payroll growth rose in line with expectations in July and the unemployment rate remained at 3.7% amid a sharp jump in the size of the labor force to its highest level ever.
This budget deal is yet another missed opportunity to rein in excessive government spending. 
“If there’s one thing that we know about the American economy, we need two things: We need the skilled engineer as much as we need the skilled farmworker. The innovation that we’ve built in the US over generations depends on...
Yesterday on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the White House’s spending and budget caps deal and the conservative priorities it would advance. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be...
The budget deal reached by administration negotiators and congressional leadership is yet another missed opportunity to rein in excessive government spending. This deal irresponsibly jacks up spending by $320 billion without...
Recently I released the following statement after voting against H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which passed the House of Representatives 231-199:
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In the recent legislative session, state lawmakers approved two new bills that will lower school property taxes and limit the rise of other property taxes in Texas, at least until the next legislative session.

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