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.
Our farmers and ranchers are a staple of the economy – especially in the great State of Texas. I’m proud to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in cosponsoring legislation that uplifts and strengthens our nation’s...
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the ending of the statewide coronavirus mask mandate during an event in Lubbock, Texas. The mandate went into effect in July and required all Texans to wear a mask covering the mouth and...
The American people need COVID-19 relief that is targeted, temporary, and focused on conquering this virus and improving our economy. Unfortunately, the bill that passed the House tonight misses the mark on all those points...
The historic winter storm wiped out most of South Texas' citrus crop and halted dairy processing in the Panhandle for days. Consumers will likely continue seeing short-term shortages, producers say.
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It is unacceptable that Texas’ power grid could not handle last week’s winter storm. Now, as a result of last week’s power outages and freezing temperatures, Texans are experiencing a plumbing supply crisis!
Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) penned this op-ed in the Houston Chronicle February 9th, criticizing President Biden's early executive orders on energy policy and outlining an alternative path forward to protect the...
The 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been canceled, organizers announced Wednesday.
As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, I recently participated in a full committee hearing to consider President Biden’s nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Although the 2020 elections did not turn out the way many of us hoped, let’s all stay positive. Most of us have a lot to be thankful for!President Trump did an outstanding job as our leader for four years. We should thank...
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Business leaders and immigration experts explained the needs for and benefits of creating a policy to ID and Tax unauthorized immigrants during the latest episode of the Rational Middle of Immigration Docuseries: Finding...
By allowing illegal immigrants to get work visas, by not punishing them or employers for coming forward, and by making work visas available to future migrants, almost all future and current illegal immigrants could be...
Plenty of Texans want to hire plumbers in the wake of February's crippling winter storm. But part of the problem is that too few Texans want to be plumbers.
As we continue to recover from this pandemic, our nation needs more good-paying jobs and affordable energy prices for the American people. Few nations develop energy as responsibly and with as strict environmental standards...
Make no mistake: This top-down, one-size-fits-all mandate will impact our small businesses the most. These mom-and-pop shops already operate on thin margins: the local Main Street restaurants, hardware stores, hair salons,...
During a recent Rational Middle Podcast, Steven Scarborough, Strategic Initiatives Manager at the Center for Houston’s Future (CHF), discussed
Economic forecast shows the Houston region will need immigrants to continue expanding economically, with major long-term benefits from more immigration and significant economic losses from policies that restrict immigration...
President Joe Biden recently released an outline of immigration policies he is asking Congress to construct into a bill. He also mentioned that he would support the passage of these policies piece by piece.
If the Biden administration believes that rejoining the agreement is something the American people should support, then he should submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the Senate as a treaty and let the people decide through...
Conservatives sent a warning to the social media giants. And to those who support them with the targeting of conservatives.
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Those calling for impeachment or invoking the 25th Amendment in response to President Trump’s rhetoric are themselves engaging in intemperate and inflammatory language and calling for action that is equally irresponsible and...

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