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.
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and I announced that our bipartisan bill to provide $15 billion in relief for independent venues —including live music stages, movie theaters, and museums shuttered by the pandemic — is included in the...
Texas business leaders discussed the economic impacts of immigration on Texas and called for sensible immigration legislation like a permanent fix for DACA and a method to ID and Tax unauthorized immigrants during a recent...
The new headquarters for HPE, the IT spin-off of San Francisco Bay Area-based Hewlett-Packard, is under construction at the company's existing campus in Spring. It's scheduled to open in early 2022.
Donald Trump
This is not a plea intended for anyone with MAGA gear! I feel pretty confident those folks have revealed their voting preferences. Instead, this is a plea to someone who cannot stand Donald Trump and has decided he is not...
debt
The number one threat facing the nation, our coming debt debacle and no one seems to be talking about it.
El Paso POE
DHS has provided little public insight into how it weighed the costs and benefits of these extended travel restrictions. We worry the longer lines at ports of entry and inability to social distance in pedestrian lanes may...
Stacia Brightmon RNC
The American dream is alive and well in the Houston construction industry, as evidenced by the inspiring story of Stacia Brightmon, a single mother of two boys in Houston who is now working for S&B Engineers and...
Kroger
Of the many unsung heroes who have been working tirelessly to keep Texans safe and fed over the past six months grocery store workers may not be the first group that comes to top of mind.
Floore's Country Store
Beyoncé, Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen, Selena, George Strait, Usher, Kenny Rogers, Erykah Badu, and Roy Orbison.
Small businesses in Texas have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s devastating impact. I applaud this announcement and will continue to do everything I can to make sure Texas small businesses have what they need to survive...
This month marks the three-year anniversary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that aided America’s middle class, strengthened the economy, and made America more competitive globally. After years of the slow Obama-Biden...
On the Senate floor, I recently pushed back against Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) opposition to including protections for small businesses, schools, churches from frivolous lawsuits in the next round of COVID relief...
With the historic third-quarter growth, the United States in a single quarter has now recovered two-thirds of the economic output lost due to the pandemic during the first half of the year. 
Upgrading this corridor would allow for millions of dollars in travel savings for businesses and increase access for the 2.2 million Texas jobs dependent on international trade. I look forward to continue to work with my...
American flag
As former Vice President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress advocate for tax hikes on the wealthy and intrusive regulation on small businesses and workers, Americans know you can’t “Build Back Better” by dragging down the...
airplane
I’m glad Speaker Pelosi finally recognizes how critical our airline workers are both to Texas and to the nation. Ensuring Texas airline workers can keep their jobs will help keep air travel safe and protect this vital sector...
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he tentatively approved a deal between the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok and Oracle and Walmart that could bring the new joint venture’s headquarters to Texas. The deal,...
Kevin Brady economy
Tuesday morning, I joined my House Republican colleagues on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to make a commitment to America – that under our leadership, we can restore our way of life, rebuild the greatest economy, and renew...
Harvey Construction
On a recent Rational Middle podcast, Executive Producer Loren Steffy spoke with Mark Erlich, a Wertheim Fellow of Research on Misclassification and the Underground Economy at the Harvard Law School and former
Businesses that make up most of their sales with alcohol were closed down by Abbott’s latest shutdown order, leaving them to maneuver through loopholes to reopen.

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