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.
Economic growth depends on job creators, not federal regulators. We need to increase access to affordable energy, not take energy options off the table. By requiring carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology that doesn’t...
As a senior member of the House Committee on Agriculture and a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, I spearheaded a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission, requesting that Texas take part in a pilot program to...
During the 2013 Texas legislative session, a major education reform was passed to help broaden the educational opportunities of students to be able to compete not only in colleges but in the workplace as well.The bill set...
Today, I outlined his vision for unleashing American jobs and opportunity by harnessing our nation’s energy resources. He spoke at the Heritage Action for America’s 2014 Conservative Policy Summit.A Great American Energy...
For the past several years, the Republican-led Texas Legislature has failed to make significant progress in stopping the abuses of workers through unethical employment practices. Many businesses, particularly in the...
In Texas political races all over the state, candidates are being grilled about what they think of sweeping education reforms passed by the legislature last year. While there is pretty much universal agreement that the big...
Ryan Sitton, an owner of an oilfield engineering company and candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner, released a list of top supporters from across the state of Texas. The list includes an impressive group of business...
Tonight, we heard more of the same from the President. Although he talked about a commitment to job creation, he’s not encouraging Senate action on critical jobs bills passed by the House of Representatives. And while he...
We’re nearing the finish line on the Farm Bill, which is good news for consumers and producers. The Conference Committee report was just finalized. We’re hoping to bring it to the House floor for a vote on Wednesday....
Kathleen McKinley, a blogger for the Houston Chronicle better known as TexasSparkle, said in an interview with Texas Railroad Commission Candidate Ryan Sitton, "I got this thing for engineers. Why? Because they are the...
Today I released the following statement regarding the Department of Labor’s February jobs report:Today’s jobs report is yet another reminder of how many Americans are still struggling to find a job. While it is good news...
Following is a message I sent to a Republican talk-show host who challenged listeners to say what they thought Republicans should have done with the debt-ceiling and the defund Obamacare effort.. Did they want a shutdown?...
Now that the state is moving forward with a targeted crackdown on the practice of worker misclassification, which some in the construction industry have called “a cancer,” lawmakers are going to work through the summer to...
I believe that the people of Texas deserve better than an onerous, damaging law that inhibits economic growth. It is time for President Obama and Senate Democrats to work with House Republicans to put an end to ObamaCare and...
I went into the House Chamber Tuesday night hopeful that the President would put forth real solutions to move our country forward. Instead, I heard more of the same rhetoric and policies that got us here in the first place...
In a poll released today regarding the race for Texas Railroad Commission, Ryan Sitton's campaign gained 4.25% from last week's poll. This week's poll shows Sitton at 17%. This week's poll of Republican Primary voters was...
Senator Ted Cruz delivers the kind of response off the cuff that should have been delivered from the Republican party last night in response to Obama’s State of the Union Address.THANK YOU SENATOR CRUZ!
In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Obama will no doubt make an eloquent case for his second-term agenda. There’s just one problem: The President’s credibility has been shattered.Indeed, on issue after issue,...
This week, President Obama will attempt to salvage what's left of his presidency and downplay the damage his Administration's failed policies have done to hardworking taxpayers and all Americans. In the midst of a second...
Conservative and TEA Party favorite, Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX), will be the keynote speaker as hundreds of Republican grass-roots activists from across Texas gather in the DFW Metroplex for a day of learning and...

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