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.
As the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, I joined Brian Kilmeade on FOX News Radio to talk about COVID – 19 and the steps Texas is taking to safely reopen while keeping maximum pressure on the virus,...
As some restaurants and businesses planned to reopen at 25% capacity on  Friday, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo urged those business owners not to rush, and asked people to continue staying home if possible to stop the...
With oil prices nosediving by nearly 70 percent and global demand collapsed, the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on America's energy producers. To make matters worse, financial institutions and lenders have limited...
Today on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, I discussed Governor Abbott’s plan to gradually reopen Texas, potential Phase IV relief legislation, and new funding for state and local jurisdictions. Excerpts of my interview...
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President Trump recently said that there were two reasons for virtually halting all immigration to the United States in response to COVID-19.
We knew this was a very popular program, and it seemed to be working the way we intended by keeping people connected to their employer. But there's more demand than we prepared for, so that’s why it’s important we acted...
Today on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, I discussed Governor Abbott’s announcement of a plan to reopen Texas, declining oil prices, and Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi’s blockade of new funding for the Payroll...
Many people today are struggling a lot — especially sole proprietors — aka,  small business.  But that isn’t totally because of the COVID virus. We as a people in the U.S.
Texas Workforce Commission officials say the state will run out of money in May or June. Other economists predict that could happen in as soon as three weeks.
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We have a figurative war on our hands, but not against enemy bullets. It is not against the Coronavirus itself.
A Dallas hair salon owner in a contempt hearing for re-opening her business under lockdown told the judge that “feeding my kids is not selfish.” Her comments came after the judge offered her the opportunity to avoid jail...
The lockdowns imposed on us by our state, county, and city officials are unconstitutional.  They have caused more harm to our state than the actual virus they were supposed to protect us from. It’s time to reopen.Some people...
Yesterday I sent a letter to Administrator Jovita Carranza of the Small Business Administration (SBA) urging him to amend the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to expedite the $10,000 advances to be received...
Harris County law enforcement officials backed down as the owner of the Federal American Grill decided to re-open his restaurant on the city’s west side despite orders directing restaurants to be closed except for curbside...
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I am one of hundreds and soon to be thousands of plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Governor Greg Abbott.
It's time to face a fundamental question. Is locking down the economy to fight Covid-19 worth the tradeoff of a self-imposed great depression?Experts have estimated that more than 30% of the small businesses closed will...
Yesterday, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), and I led more than 240 bipartisan lawmakers in asking the Trump Administration to direct current federal...
Yesterday I was asked to join President Trump's task force to re-open the economy as the nation continues to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The Payment Protection Program that was created and funded by the CARES Act has has run dry of funding as of yesterday morning. It was last week when Administration officials and Congressional officials warned that funding...
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas continues to grow, we can’t help but ask, “when?” When will the outbreak peak? When will people go back to work? When will things return to “normal”?

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