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.
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...
The Keystone XL pipeline could deliver safe and affordable energy supplies from Canada to Texas refineries, bringing in 830,000 barrels of oil a day and helping to create or support 20,000 American jobs.For five years,...
I recently posted about what I think is a practical and necessary prescription for campaigning, pursuing, and unifying all Republicans. It is hardly a novel ambition, but has become ever more so in the popular culture, only...
The chatter around the Capitol so far about the race for the Texas Senate seat formerly held by Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, has primarily focused on the two House members in the...
Texas Patriots PAC makes recommendations in Senate District 4 Race(The Woodlands, Texas) –Texas Patriots PAC, a non-partisan Tea Party organization dedicated to the election of candidates who share their...
Last week, I told you about legislation I’ve introduced to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to make it work better for landowners, communities, and species. The law is in need of reform—in the 40 years since it was...
Yesterday I met with U.S. Coast Guard Captain Ogyrdziak and others involved with cleaning the beaches after the March 22 Texas City Y bunker oil spill. The bulk of the oil came ashore along the environmentally sensitive...
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...
Today Cato released a new policy analysis about the feasibility of state-based visas. Such a visa would allow states more say in immigration policies and generally a more flexible visa regime guided by local conditions....
The following is a press release from the Gordy Bunch for Texas Senate campaign.HOUSTON, April 18, 2014 – With the endorsement of the Houston Chronicle, Gordy Bunch takes the lead in the race for Texas State Senate, District...
Every week, I hear from farmers, ranchers, and small business owners who are hoping for a simpler, fairer tax code that will help them grow their businesses. Tax reform can help us strengthen the economy and create jobs....
A Texas House Committee has set a hearing on the issue of worker misclassification and what more the state may need to do to combat the problem that is particularly rampant in the construction industry.The House Business and...
The recent uptick in American energy production is one of those economic miracles not thought possible a decade ago. Oil and gas production will reduce the United States' dependence on imports, and we may be become an energy...
I issued the following statement after introducing The Eliminating Improper & Abusive IRS Audits Act of 2014 to provide further accountability and greater taxpayer protection against IRS abuse:As we approach the deadline...
On Thursday the House approved H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act, which repeals ObamaCare’s misguided 30-hour rule. This rule redefines “full time” employment as 30 hours per week instead of 40. Due to the looming...

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