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 Obama Administration is at it again, looking for a way to make things “fair”. This time the administration’s idea of fair is to put a cap on how much money retirees receive from their investments. Roughly $205,000 a year...
It was recently a constituent work period, so I was able to spend the last two weeks traveling across the district and meeting with friends, neighbors, and different groups. I also held two town hall meetings, one in...
Once again, today’s jobs report highlights how President Obama’s policies have discouraged economic growth and job creation. At a time when nearly 20 million Americans are unemployed, only 88,000 jobs were added last month....
Everybody remembers the "fiscal cliff" situation at the federal level not long ago. In the debates, Republicans wanted to cut spending, while Democrats wanted higher revenues (taxes) in order to maintain (and even increase)...
This week, House Republicans passed our fiscal year 2014 budget plan, “The Path to Prosperity.” This responsible budget proposal lays out a vision for restoring our nation’s economic vitality through reforms that will...
The Keystone XL pipeline project is not just a pipeline – it’s a lifeline. It’s a lifeline for the tens of thousands of out-of-work Americans who will gain direct jobs from its construction and implementation, and it’s a...
Almost all politicians vastly improve their fortunes once they get into office. With 66 percent of the Senate as millionaires, and 41 percent of the House, I’d say politics pays better than bank robbery.Hillary Clinton, the...
Last week, I introduced the Protecting America’s Civilian Employees (PACE) Act to keep America’s federal employees from facing furloughs due to sequestration cuts.The PACE Act requires the Office of Management and Budget to...
Efforts to pass a worker misclassification bill are moving forward after what was called "the big stakeholders meeting" on Monday. Sen. John Carona, Chairman of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee, brought groups like...
Congressman John Culberson (TX-07), Congressman Frank Wolf (VA-10), Congressman Gene Green (TX-29), Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22), and Congressman Bill Posey (FL-08) reintroduced the Space Leadership Preservation Act (H.R....
Construction industry leaders, associations, labor unions and others testified before lawmakers in Austin last week that the state needs to aggressively go after companies that misclassify their employees to avoid paying...
A year ago, I wrote a story about Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan and of course one leftist troll simply stated that Cain was nuts and didn’t bother with explaining why. Cain’s own philosophy was then, and still is, to find a path...
US Senator John CornynSteve Munisteri chairman of the Republican Party of Texas has done a great job with the Grassroots Club. On April 1, the Grassroots Club members were invited to a brunch at Cisco’s Restaurant in Austin...
The markets are soaring and the economy continues its snail like pace toward recovery, but as Morton Zuckerman recently noted, it is the "Great Recession followed by the Grand Illusion." Zuckerman begins with the...
This week, I’ll be voting to support the House Republican plan to balance our federal budget in ten years. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and the members of his committee have created a plan to rein in government...
Over the next four years, conservatism begins the process of identifying itself for the 21st century, and the process will begin with three young politicians: Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal. Scott Rasmussen...
Today I issued a statement in support of the Republican plan to balance the budget by 2023. Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) today released the fiscal year 2014 House budget resolution. More information about the...
Houston Young RepublicansActing on one of the core principles of conservatism, the Houston Young Republicans (HYR) are taking a stand on rolling back government regulations on small business.  This...
This is the second in a short series of articles designed to offer balance in our celebration of black history month, by honoring a few black conservatives who are making a difference. Meet Scott Turner, a first term...
I joined a bipartisan group of Senators in pressing newly-confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry to approve the Keystone XL pipeline within the first quarter of the year. In a letter to the State Department, we called on...

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