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.
There has been much excitement across the pond as of late over the birth of England’s newest heir to the throne. But did you know that Texas’ very own royal bundle of joy has just arrived? Weighing in just shy of 2,000...
WASHINGTON –Tuesday, leaders on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee pressed Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to release documents related to the Delphi pension scandal and raised the possibility of using the...
In 2011, Debbie Georgatos coined the phrase "Super Massive Blue Hole" to define the effect on cities that are controlled over long periods of time by liberal Democrat governments and policies.  She named Detroit as the...
I believe in privacy. In this digital age I treasure privacy but freely admit I have offered too much personal information online. It’s nearly unavoidable. In light of the recent NSA and IRS scandals, I whole-heartedly...
Much has been said about Florida Senator Marco Rubio's decision to stand solidly for immigration reform and stronger border security. The man who became an overnight hero with strong conservatives has been labeled a sellout...
Governor Rick Perry has said good-bye, and while many of us will remember his gaffes in running for president, there are very few public officials who can boast as successful a record as Perry did in governing Texas. When...
House Republicans have solutions for getting Americans back to work, one of them being to fully repeal the President’s damaging, unaffordable health care law. In fact, one in five small businesses have laid off workers while...
This morning, while reading the news about the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision overturning parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), I received a "National Action Alert" from the non-partisan organization, National Write...
Market economics is about more than making money or creating wealth; it is about allowing individuals to be the best they can be. Free market economics is the only economic system that allows you to act locally and thinks...
Once again, today’s jobs report shows that our economy is recovering at a sluggish pace and that job growth is far behind our potential. In addition to our chronically high unemployment rate, our nation’s employment rate is...
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced that the Major Disaster Declaration for West, TX has been approved. “The approval of the state's appeal for a major disaster declaration is great and welcome news for the people of...
I spoke on the Senate floor today, inviting his fellow Senators to embrace the Texas model, proven to create economic growth, rather than relying on the failed policies of President Obama.The full speech can be seen here and...
Erica Grieder's book Big, Hot, Cheap and Right: What America Can Learn From the Strange Genius of Texas lays out an interesting case for why the Texas miracle of this young century is worth looking at.Ms. Grieder's...
Thank God our Congress has solved all of the massive problems facing this country so that we can now worry about what to do about artifact piracy... ON THE MOON! Yes, it seems scandal-ridden Congresswoman Eddie Bernice...
The United States has a proud history of taking outstanding generals on the battlefield and promoting them to executive office. From our very beginning, General George Washington became President Washington. General Sam...
I’ve been studying the issue of 3rd party cookies, what they are and how they related to the freedom of the internet. It’s not my usual subject, but it’s fascinating in the respect that I had no idea how much money the 3rd...
As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Trade, I issued the following statement on H.R. 2471, the “Expedite our Economy Act of 2013,” which would remove the Department of Energy from the LNG...
In 1939, Jimmy Stewart's infamous Mr. Smith went to the nation's capitol in Washington, D.C. and showed Americans through the cinema that one person can make a difference in changing the course of a nation. Last week,...
Is the Southern District of New York (SDNY) becoming the laughing stock of our nation's bankruptcy courts? After Chief Judge Cecelia Morris' appearance on Fox Business a couple of weeks ago, that just might be the case. I...
With the regular session of the 83rd Texas Legislature finished, there are a number of decisions made by the current legislature that are positive steps forward for the future of our state. However, there were a number of...

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