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.
The European Climate Foundation based in The Hague, is a typical green--ignore the science--organization that uses United Nations meetings to push radical environmentalism to destroy liberties, kill jobs and industries, and...
In a rare election-day political campaign event, Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Abbott was met by a large group of workers, business leaders and political activists as he unveiled his "Working Plan for Texas" in Houston at...
 In honor of President Obama's visit to the Lone Star State today, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who has sued the Obama Administration 30 times now, put together this unique Welcome to Texas message for our president...
The following is an article by Lee Stranahan:Your tax dollars at work.The official @PBS twitter page of the Public Broadcasting System favorited a tweet by ‘communist, queer’ Jesse Smith aka @SFTovarishch attacking Brandon...
Last week, the House passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRDAA). The passage of this bipartisan bill is a victory for North Texas families because it will help strengthen our economy, spur job creation,...
I joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte yesterday in introducing legislation that reduces abusive litigation practices that plague our patent system. The bipartisan Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) builds on...
As you know, this past week, Congress passed a measure to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government. While I’m relieved the Senate proposal allows the country to pay its bills, that it keeps agreed upon spending...
The Texas Patriots PAC, located in The Woodlands, Texas, recently hosted an evening with Heritage Foundation President and former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint. He spoke to the group about the current federal government shutdown...
Due to continued disagreement over federal funding, certain so-called “non-essential” federal government activities have been shut down. Congress is continuing to work to reach a compromise and I am hopeful that we can...
If you want to know what a fiscally conservative leader looks like, look no further than Texas Attorney General Candidate Barry Smitherman. As Chairman of Texas Public Utilities and the Railroad Commission, Barry Smitherman...
As we continue to hear stories of individuals across the nation who are losing their health care plans or seeing their premiums rise, we must also remember the damage that ObamaCare has done to our economy and job creation...
Let's face it... The energy industry in Texas is one of the main reasons why we are in such solid financial condition. Protecting that segment of our economy and helping energy companies create even more jobs and tax revenue...
I’m in Texas for the week, and I’m hoping to meet with you and get your feedback on how to fix Washington. Last week, I met with members of the Plains Cotton Growers to discuss recent progress on the Farm Bill and to get an...
There is a profound truth that often gets ignored in the haze of political warfare. Sometime, in order to actually get something done, you have to work WITH the other side! Wow, what a concept! It is easy to just hate the...
The following press release was sent to me from Texas Congressman Steve Stockman:WASHINGTON - The nation's economy continues to flounder and full recovery appears even further away, according to an objective mathematical...
With issues related to ObamaCare, more and more companies are looking for ways to get workers off their books.
I quote: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure."It is a sign that the U.S. Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we depend on financial...
I wanted to share with you a floor speech I delivered questioning why Department of Defense civilian workers have not been allowed to go back to work.
In Texas, health insurance premiums on the individual market will increase by 53% for young males and 11% for young females under Obamacare.With one day left until a possible government shutdown, we in the House voted again...
I joined five of my colleagues today in launching the bipartisan Interstate 69 Congressional Caucus to raise awareness of the strategic importance of I-69 as a freight corridor. I will serve as a co-chair of this caucus with...

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