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.
On June 2nd, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a regulation establishing CO2 emission guidelines, better known as cap-and-trade. This is such a bad policy President Obama could even get it passed when the...
As a former small business owner, I understand the difficulties of long-term planning. That’s why I voted last week for a bill to provide more certainty in the U.S. tax code. America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014...
The Republican State Convention was from June 5 – June 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. There were over 8,000 Delegate and Alternate attendees from throughout Texas working for a better tomorrow.
[Editor’s Note: Mark Ramsey is a member of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC), was a member of the 2014 State Platform and Resolutions Committee in Ft. Worth, and wrote the amendment that passed...
The National Rifle Association has rolled back an earlier statement criticizing “open carry” rallies in Texas in which gun rights advocates have brought military-style assault rifles into public places.
On Thursday, I voted in favor of H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015. This bill provides funding for vital law enforcement, national security, and public safety efforts...
As long as I've been of age to vote, I took my choices seriously and did the research that was needed to help select the best and most qualified candidate. Pffffft! If you believe that, then I've got some oceanfront...
Austin— Conservative and Tea Party leaders in Texas held a media call today to call on the Texas Congressional delegation to work toward passing substantive immigration reform legislation this year. Also today, Tea Party...
Today, I released the following statement regarding the April unemployment report:While today's report is good news for those who were able to find work, there is more that can be done to give the American people the robust...
The following article originally appeared on USA Today and is authored by James K. Glassman. James K. Glassman is the former Under Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.Ronald Reagan often pointed out...
David Brat won a stunning and surprising victory in last week’s primary election in Virginia, unseating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). But Brat doesn’t seem to understand the very issue that seems to have...
On Tuesday, the House passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015. This legislation responsibly supports critical housing and transportation programs while...
Two new regulations issued by the EPA represent the largest expansion of power by the federal government in our nation’s history. The EPA’s new water rule would allow the federal government to regulate all man-made and...
Truthfully this was the most chaotic and contumacious convention in respect to the platform I can remember. A ‘mob’ mentality rushed through the audience as we were voting on the Amendment to replace the Immigration Plank....
Today I released the following statement regarding the May unemployment report: While I’m pleased to learn that some Americans were able to find work last month, there is much more that can be done to spur job creation and...
Last week I hosted a bi-partisan group of ag commissioners from eight other states for a border tour. They walked away committed more than ever to fight for good border security and guest worker programs. I wish you could...
I released the following statement after voting for the passage of the bipartisan, bicameral Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014.The Water Resources Reform and Development Act stimulates our economy,...
The following is a letter from the Gordy Bunch campaign:Dear Fellow Texan,Election Day is today, May 10th for the Senate District 4 Special Election. Polls will be open from 7am to 7pm.
In a marathon hearing held by Texas lawmakers on the issues of workers’ comp and worker misclassification, representatives from businesses and labor came together to talk about what could be done to level the playing field...
Governor Rick Perry can add another victory to the gamut, as automotive giant Toyota Motor Corp. is said to be moving substantial parts of its U.S. headquarters from Torrance, California to Dallas, Texas to seek lower...

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