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.
Now is not the time to play games – politics can wait, our small businesses can’t. 
The American people can and will survive this pandemic. This crisis has affected every single person in our American family, which is why on March 27, 2020 my House colleagues and I passed the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid...
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This past Friday, my office hosted a telephone townhall with over 500 small business owners and a representative from the Small Business Association in Houston. During the phone call the small business owners were able to...
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Certainly Dr. Fauci’s success in fighting Aids is well known and respected. Hopefully, he will assist in finding a vaccine for Coronavirus. However, some of his projections, like the original 2.2 million predicted US deaths...
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The CARES Act –Coronavirus legislation recently passed by Congress – established immediate relief for our small businesses in crisis with a $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program. This protects millions of Americans...
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THIS IS A PLEA TO GOVERNOR ABBOTT AND EVERY COUNTY COMMISSIONER AND MAYOR IN TEXAS.President Trump IS RIGHT!  “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF.”
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (D) issued a “Stay Home, Work Safe” order for the nation’s third-most populous county in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The order impacts the nation’s 3rd most populated city, Houston,...
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As we continue to join together as a nation to fight COVID-19, I wanted to share some important information on the actions Congress and the Administration have taken to assist small businesses. 
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President Trump initially kept reasonable travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but with the virus spreading inside the United States, he is already shifting from minimizing its threat — his first...
Congress and the Administration are set to begin negotiations on a “phase three” package aimed at securing our economy as communities work to fight the novel coronavirus.
U.S. Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and I, led a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell urging them to keep the financial assistance authorized by the CARES Act industry neutral and...
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Nearly 1,600 small business owners, nonprofit leaders, workers and SBA-certified lenders across the nation Tuesday joined the webcast, “Paycheck Protection Program Implementation & Troubleshooting,” to receive updates on...
We came into this as the strongest economy on the planet – fundamentally, we're still sound. So as we lock down this virus, we’re going to be able to unlock this economy.
As health care professionals beg for supplies to protect themselves from COVID-19 infection, a Texas company found a seller with at least 2 million masks and quietly offered them for sale at $6 each. Before the pandemic,...
With both the physical and economic health of our country in crisis, this bold legislation is our best path forward.
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The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded seven grants to health centers in the 23rd congressional district to continue combating the current pandemic. The funds awarded to the community health facilities...
Following the Senate Democrats’ decision to play partisan games and block the Senate’s third bipartisan emergency coronavirus package, yesterday I 
Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order that temporarily closes schools, bars and gyms – and limits restaurant service to takeout and delivery orders only amid COVID-19 concerns. 
Crude oil prices have plunged 45% so far in March and are at the lowest level since 2002. The energy market has been slammed by a slump in demand because of the virus pandemic and a price war between some of the world’s...
Amazon announced it will suspend stocking non-essential items at distribution centers to focus on “high-demand” critical items. The suspension is slated to last until April 5.

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