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.
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...
Too many fallacies to list in this article from the Washington Post, so let’s focus on this: “Pessimism produces a sluggish economy; a sluggish economy produces pessimism. That’s the main explanation of poor job...
Under President Obama, the deficit has doubled. The federal government now borrows 40 cents for every new dollar it spends. No family, no community, no country can sustain that kind of excessive spending. It’s the road to...
Harper’s magazine, talking to Monopoly champion Richard Marinaccio, writes:“Monopoly players around the kitchen table”—which is to say, most people—“think the game is all about accumulation,” he said. “You know,...
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...
In 2006, the Montgomery County commissioners created the Montgomery County Jail Financing Corporation in order to build the Joe Corley Detention Facility. To finance the facility’s construction, the commissioners sold $44.8...
This letter is to all of our conservative friends in the formerly great state of California. Have you had enough yet? With new anti-gun legislation, more spending, more taxes, and a nearly bankrupt government that wants to...
There is good news about energy. We have untapped natural resources here at home. In the United States, we have natural gas that can be turned into liquefied natural gas. Other nations dont have this. We have so much natural...

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