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.
We can now add another item to the list of things we’re not allowed to say.Chase Bank got raked over the coals by the outrage factory the other day when it posted a Tweet that went as follows:
Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Dennis Bonnen
Months ago when the Big Three first unveiled this session’s signature property tax “relief” bill, and remember it was introduced as the “Property Tax Reform and Relief Act of 2019,” they were flanked at a news conference by...
capitol night
With deadlines fast approaching in the Texas legislative session, Republican leaders are moving ahead with a new package of proposals aimed at reining in the ability of cities and counties to regulate certain employment...
Setting a bold legislative agenda, the “50 in 50” initiative drives thoughtful solutions to project America’s global leadership, counter acts of aggression by foreign adversaries, and protect American national security...
Texas hit a milestone in March as employment continued to grow for the 107th consecutive month and the number of people employed reached a record high of over 14 million, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
illegal immigrants
The situation at the border is getting worse! Workforce shortages are increasing, and millions of undocumented workers are being misclassified! America needs immigration reform NOW.No reasonable person could doubt that there...
While I support CBP’s unwavering effort to effectively meet its mandate, I am gravely concerned about the consequences that the recently announced diversion of resources is having on our nation’s ports of entry.
IRS building
The Ways and Means Committee has been working hard on three important, bipartisan bills to reform the IRS, develop our workforce, and make retirement programs work for all Americans. 
American global engagement is crucial for U.S. national security and economic growth. Not only does it reduce violence worldwide and improve global stability, it helps to open new doors for American businesses overseas and...
Mr. Kushner,As co-founder of Texans for Sensible Immigration Policy, I have been working for business-friendly immigration for at least ten years!  It is encouraging to me that President Trump (your father in law), has asked...
It’s always a great day when I get a visit from Texas students! This week, over 100 students from The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, Texas came for their annual DC field trip.
Paris Agreement
Thursday, I released the following statement after voting in opposition of H.R. 9, The Climate Action Now Act. 
Business leaders attended a program to learn about and discuss the future of workforce and immigration in greater Houston and Montgomery County in The Woodlands last week.
Tax Day has come and gone, and the truth is that the vast majority of American taxpayers have benefited from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
I joined a group of colleagues to introduce legislation to prevent thousands of people from losing their health care coverage after a federal judge struck down the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plans rule.
I believe that making the historic tax cuts permanent is a step forward for Congress to deliver on our promises made to the American people.
career building
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican and Democratic senators are sponsoring the newly reintroduced Gateway to Careers Act, which would help native-born and immigrant students complete their educations and fill...
Rational Middle event Bob Bullock Museum
Business leaders, lawmakers, and people interested in immigration policy met at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum last week in Austin to view screenings of two Rational Middle of Immigration videos and discuss...
There’s a variety of ways that wage theft happens. Sometimes employers will refuse to pay outright, but others refuse to pay overtime or misclassify their employees as independent contractors.
Yesterday I discussed the upcoming vote on the Green New Deal, which would have disastrous effects for Texas and the country. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.We'll soon have an opportunity...

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