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.
I released the following statement after the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020, a bill to extend the amount of time businesses can use PPP funds from eight to 24 weeks and...
Texas is working its way out of the fog, from the ‘panic’ pandemic, and will hopefully see a clearing by the end of May.  This great state has got to survive and bring the economy back and stand in its proper place in the...
I sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza urging her to make 501(c)3 nonprofit educational institutions eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the CARES Act. 
Texas has been focused on reopening responsibly, and our efforts to increase testing capacity and contact tracing efforts have allowed our citizens to safely return to work. Because of increased testing, we have seen an...
U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Marcel Ebrard calling for a coordinated definition of “essential” in order for businesses...
Yesterday on the floor, I discussed the impact frivolous lawsuits would have on small businesses’ ability to survive the coronavirus pandemic and the need for litigation protection legislation. Excerpts of my floor remarks...
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It was a pleasure to join The Amigos on KSEV 700 AM last Friday evening to discuss my lawsuit challenging Governor Abbott’s unconstitutional executive shutdown.
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...
Yesterday, I joined the Sam Malone Show to discuss the right to peacefully protest, how Texas is recovering from COVID-19, and new legislation I introduced to ensure rural communities get the federal funding they need.
Because of the pandemic and its forced closures, many of Texas’ agricultural producers have experienced a lapse in demand or added logistical challenges that have greatly affected their bottom line. Through legislation,...
Yesterday on the floor, I discussed the threat frivolous litigation poses to health care workers and small businesses as states begin to reopen their economies. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found ...
U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and I, along with 26 Republican colleagues in the Senate, today sent a letter urging leadership to provide businesses with regulatory relief in the wake of the economic crisis caused by...
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In April, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending most methods of legal immigration.
How far will the Chinese government go to make its economy the most influential in the world? That’s a question national security experts have been discussing for years, and we now know.
Our task force will hit the ground running to develop new and enduring policy solutions that, among others, enhance our economic strength and create jobs, protect our national security, rethink our supply chains and grow our...
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...

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