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.
September 7th, 2018
I was recently recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for consistently supporting public policy priorities im
August 27th, 2018
As we continue to work our way through the mire of immigration reform in Congress, it is critical that we have all of the facts at hand.
August 21st, 2018
Several cities in Texas are now on a collision course with Republican lawmakers in Austin over whether local governments can and should mandate that private employers provide paid sick leave to employees.
August 20th, 2018
Earlier this month, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation released a new analysis projecting the number of new full-time jobs that will be created in each state over the next decade due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
August 10th, 2018
In the United States there is much debate over immigration, its effects, and what kind of policies will best serve our nation and its people.
August 3rd, 2018
For the last several decades, America's lead in cutting-edge technology has helped propel our economy and national security. America is now in a race with China and Europe to develop the next technological breakthroughs...
July 24th, 2018
In an unprecedented move, seven Texas chambers of commerce, two pro-business consortiums and four prominent companies – including Southwest Airlines and Marek Brothers Construction – have
July 23rd, 2018
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Michael Conaway (R-Texas), and Ken Calvert (R-...
July 13th, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study estimating the positive effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on farmers and ranchers.
June 26th, 2018
I recently addressed Texas members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). There I discussed my priorities for 2018, including my efforts to cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, and reduce the burden of federal...
August 28th, 2018
The tax reform we enacted last year is producing results. Instead of having the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, the United States is a more attractive place to work and save and invest.
August 22nd, 2018
Today at a press conference, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed Democrats’ attempts to stall Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.
August 20th, 2018
The Trump administration will soon place new limits on legal immigration with a regulatory change that will penalize newcomers just because they could use public benefits in the U.S.
August 17th, 2018
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August 9th, 2018
This nation's birth rate has hit an historic low, foreshadowing a future in which there aren't as many Americans to work, pay taxes, and contribute to the workforce is a variety of other ways.
July 26th, 2018
We believe that the private sector is best positioned to build, deploy, and secure 5G networks.
July 23rd, 2018
Bernie Sanders recently tweeted:“Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon made about $11,000/hour in compensation last year. I’d like to hear from him why he thinks his workers don’t deserve to be paid a living wage of $15/hour.”One of...
July 19th, 2018
Six and a half months after the passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, Americans are paying less in taxes, companies are bringing back earnings from overseas and reinvesting in America, workers are getting raises and...
July 5th, 2018
My top priority in Washington continues to be getting federal assistance to our neighbors impacted by Harvey. I work each day to ensure families and businesses affected by the storm have access to the financial help they...
June 25th, 2018
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I sent a letter to Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army, making the case for Austin to be chosen as the site of the new Army Futures Command Headquarters (ARFCOMHQ).