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.
The moves announced Wednesday came as the White House and Congress worked on economic proposals to contain the fallout from the coronavirus.
While the Trump tax reform provided a nice boost to the economy there is still unfinished business. Specifically, all our taxes are NOT indexed for inflation, which is bad. This needs to change.
Oil prices dropped as much as 30% following the unexpected Saudi decision to cut prices and boost production. The move reflects the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus and its economic effects.
Chris Wallace TBIC
Lawmakers and business leaders attended a recent fundraiser hosted by the Texas Business Immigration Coalition in Dallas to discuss the critical role immigrants play in the North Texas economy and called for commonsense...
The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, a sign of the century-old organization’s financial instability as it faces some 300 lawsuits from men who say they were sexually abused as Scouts.
Over the past three years, the President and Congress have worked together to implement policies that place the American worker at center stage. The job market is booming, and incomes are rising, with wages for the lowest...
Over a quarter century ago, NAFTA was signed in my hometown of San Antonio and one of the key provisions was establishing the North American Development Bank (NADBank). NADBank’s mission was to push environmental policy in...
USMCA
This week, President Trump signed the USMCA. This is a big win for Texas farmers, ranchers, workers, manufacturers, and businesses. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, we will finally modernize and rebalance our trade...
CBD stores have been popping up all over Houston since Texas legalized hemp last year. But there’s still confusion about the difference between hemp and illegal marijuana.
Over the next decade, industry experts expect the restaurant labor shortage to worsen as the workforce under age 25 declines. That’s why many are looking to immigrants to fill the growing labor gap. 
H2B visa
The Trump Administration recently announced that it will make an additional 35,000 non-ag guest-worker visas available this year in order to help seasonal American businesses with anticipated workforce shortages in the...
When women are empowered to be active participants in their community, economy and society, countries are more stable and prosperous. Our legislation will build on the tremendous success of the Administration’s W-GDP...
I appreciate the Fed’s action to safeguard the gains we’ve made in the face of challenges, and urge my fellow Democrats to reconsider their plans to raise taxes. America’s economy is more resilient thanks to the pro-growth...
Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton addressed the ABC/CMEF 2020 Inaugural Celebration on January 16.
As Texans, we welcome refugees from California seeking a better and more affordable life for their families. However, we don't want you bringing with you the failed political ideas of California.
union organizing
Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen issued the following statement on the passage of the deceptively named Protecting the Right to Organize Act, H.R....
pelosi rips
Speaker Pelosi may have ripped up the President’s State of the Union, but the ‘Blue Collar Boom’ in today’s jobs report shows our pro-growth policies are leaving her socialist agenda in tatters.
NAFTA was signed in my hometown of San Antonio more than a quarter century ago. The U.S., Mexico and Canada build things together, and after today’s historic signing we can now focus on increasing North American...
This is a top priority for my constituents, who are farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, as well as consumers, whose daily lives are impacted by trade with our neighbors to the north and south, and we'll soon be able to market...
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Immigration legislation requires both parties to pass anything! It also requires a signature from President Trump. Recent bipartisan efforts to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act in the House have been successful....

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