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.
Yesterday I hosted San Antonio’s first ever live television downlink with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) at the Alamo Heights High School. The 20-minute Earth-to-space call was conducted with...
Sid Miller is a solid, conservative, pro-life and pro-Second Amendment Republican. During his time serving the people of Texas as a state representative, Miller was the House author of the Texas Sonogram Bill. He served as...
So what's the President's big idea for helping the economy getting back on track? Well, two nights ago, according to published news reports, he was drinking martinis and plotting his 2014 political strategy with his fellow...
We’re continuing the negotiations to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill. The 2008 Farm Bill expired in September of 2012, and our one-year extension of that bill expired this past September. So we’re...
Much of the growth of the American and Texas economies, and even innovation for that matter, comes for the immigrants who find their way here to make a better life for themselves and their families. The net positive is that...
As the Texas Republican Primary now kicks into full gear in the sprint to the March 4th Primary Election, Texas Attorney General Candidate, Barry Smitherman (currently Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission), sat down...
Happy New Year to all of you who read TexasGOPVote.com. Today launches the sprint to the March 4th Texas Republican Primary Election.
As we moved through the primary filing deadline earlier this month, the once crowded field for Texas Railroad Commissioner settled down to four interesting candidates.
On December 12, 2013, Members of the House and Senate introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow the United States or any state or local government to register official insignia for federal trademark protection....
This week, the House approved two common-sense bills that would help small businesses innovate, grow their companies, and hire more workers. These two bills join the long list of House-passed jobs bills that would help to...
Recently, California State Assemblyman (equivalent of a Texas State House Legislator), Tim Donnelly spoke on the floor about our broken immigration system and the need for immigration reform and stronger border security....
Since his return to Texas after his twenty-one hour marathon Senate floor speech, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been speaking to sold out and standing room only crowds across Texas. If you havent had the opportunity to hear...
Construction companies across Texas that work on public projects are on notice now that the targeted worker misclassification crackdown passed by the legislature in 2013 has taken effect.HB 2015 “Worker Classification” was...
Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform*, endorsed Texas Senator Glenn Hegar in his bid to become the next Comptroller of Public Accounts for Texas. In a statement released by the Hegar campaign today,...
Earlier this week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its selection of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi as one of six public entities that will develop unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and...
I wish you and your family a year of happiness and success as we move into 2014. I also would like to thank you for your support in the last year and look forward to working with you in 2014.A new year means new beginnings...
One of the most important, but least followed, races in this coming primary is for the office of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Besides overseeing the collection of state sales and gross margins taxes, the Comptroller...
Last week, I had the opportunity to tour the DRS Technologies facility in Dallas. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of defense products that focuses on developing, manufacturing, and supporting a broad range of mission...
Last week in the House, we took a necessary step towards ending the abuse that runs rampant in the U.S. patent system. In an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 325-91, we passed H.R. 3309, the "Innovation Act," a measure that...
While any sign of job creation is welcomed news, today’s jobs report serves as a reminder that far too many Americans continue to be unemployed or underemployed. That is why House Republicans have passed a long list of jobs...

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