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 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....
I was angry. Every American should be angry right now. This is getting ridiculous.
There is much to fear about in our future with rising debt, unemployment not dipping below 7.7% in years, and many jobs disappearing as the participation rate of employment is down to 1980’s levels. To top it off, the GDP...
After talking about it for months, Sen. John Carona filed a bill that he believes will help stop the problem of worker misclassification, also known as payroll fraud.The bill could still be substituted and amended, but this...
Written by Walter Coffey: Building a railroad across America was a remarkable engineering feat. However, the alliance between corporations and government that built the railroad set a precedent for the wasteful and...
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...
For 140 days every two years, lawmakers, their staffs, armies of lobbyists, activists, journalists, and others descend on the Texas Capitol for the regular session of the legislature. The legislative issue we're watching...
The global manufacturing company Tenaris has invested $1.3 billion to build a steel pipe plant in Matagorda County. Upon completion in 2016, the plant will employ 600 people with an annual salary of approximately $66,000....
I issued the following statement after President Obama addressed the need to avert the looming sequestration cuts, which he first proposed:President Obama said "these cuts are not smart, these cuts are not fair, and they...
I attended the state of the Union Address last week and wanted to share some of my thoughts with you. President Obama's speech was full of great ideas but empty on the how do we do its. The most obvious "How?" that was...

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