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.
This legislation reforms the ESA to deliver reasonable, common-sense protections for endangered species while preventing overbearing regulations coming from Washington, DC.
An estimated 1.84 million Americans turned down work to stay on the Biden administration's jobless bonus payroll, according to Morning Consult's latest poll.
Taiwan is the tenth largest trading partner of the United States-surpassing more populous nations such as India, France, and Italy-and the eighth largest market for American agricultural products. It embraces high standards...
The decrease comes as Gov. Greg Abbott in May said Texas will opt out of federal jobless assistance to encourage people to go back to work.
On Wednesday, I joined my House colleagues in a press conference to discuss bipartisan antitrust reforms that seek to address abuses of market power by big tech companies.
Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration have embarked on a massive spending spree, placing the burden of the ensuing inflation crisis on American families and small businesses.
The United States – thanks to smart policies like the 2018 Farm Bill – retains the safest, most abundant, and affordable food supply in the world. Producers in West Texas play a large part in this accomplishment, and...
Restaurant Recovery funds are currently vulnerable to fraud and abuse, keeping deserving businesses from getting the help they need to support their hard working employees and stay afloat. It is important the program has the...
In a time when small businesses are still rebuilding from the COVID-19 pandemic, we should not reinstate onerous regulations that will place heavy penalties on American business owners.
I recently met once again with the Texas Farm Bureau and some of our local farmers and ranchers at a Weatherford farm to discuss how I can continue to ensure that their voices are heard in Washington.
This bipartisan bill restores an expired tax incentive allowing developers to fully deduct the costs of environmental remediation of brownfields in the year the costs were incurred.
As the Republican Leader on the Appropriations Committee, I successfully fought for funding that is vital to Texas’ 12th Congressional district’s national security and local defense jobs.
While meeting with businesses in TX-24, I am constantly told about hiring shortages and the employment difficulties that have been brought on by the pandemic. We have businesses who survived the pandemic only to be forced to...
At a time when our nation has 9.3 million jobs waiting to be filled, it is unfathomable that the federal government is using taxpayer dollars to incentivize Americans to not return to work—harming small businesses and...
Jobless Texans who refuse work offers because they feel like the job isn’t safe during the pandemic won’t be able to receive unemployment benefits as of June 26, the Texas Workforce Commission announced this week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) joined a bipartisan group of members of the U.S.-Mexico Border Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to ease...
Military service must never be a detriment to future employment, but rather an asset. I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan legislation prioritizing veteran employment following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abbott's office said the decision was made to focus on connecting unemployed Texans with jobs instead of paying them unemployment benefits. 
President Biden’s plan to eliminate stepped-up basis allowances and impose a death tax will deal a devastating blow to rural America.
By improving bilateral tourism between the U.S. and Mexico, we can start driving business back to companies that depend on tourists.

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