Trinity, Texas hasn't had a hospital for the last five years. That has meant life or death in some instances for the town 90 miles north of Houston.
After the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in its September Consumer Price Index (CPI) that core inflation rose higher than expectations and to a new 40-year high, at 6.6 percent from the previous year – I issued the...
I released a statement following the report that prices spiked 8.3% in August 2022, higher than expected.
founding fathers
Our Founding Fathers had the wisdom to establish three branches of government to prevent any one person or institution from wielding absolute power. Perennial favorite “Schoolhouse Rock!” put it perfectly: “Everybody’s act...
floor remarks
Last week, I voted against the called “Inflation Reduction Act,” a piece of legislation that weakens American businesses, increases the costs of energy for families, hikes taxes, and funds a new, 87,000-person strong IRS...
I issued the following statement on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.The so-called Inflation Reduction Act is, in reality, the Inflation Expansion Act. It is nothing more than a partisan spending spree by the Democrats in...
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The Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats are completely out of touch with the American people. In the midst of an inflation crisis, their policies are pushing wasteful spending and open borders.
After the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its June Consumer Price Index reporting consumer prices are 9.1 percent higher than the year previous, and showing real wages have dropped nearly 4.8 percent since President...
I issued the following statement after the release of the May Jobs Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
The Department of Labor’s Producer Price Index showed the highest surge in wholesale prices on record.Inflation is clearly out of control, and with record higher wholesale prices for businesses -- at double digit inflation...
With prices rising and real wages falling, many Americans are struggling to make ends meet. They are increasingly turning to credit cards and other debt to fill the gap. But that creates other problems.
After the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation, August’s personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index rose 6.2 percent from the year previous–much higher than expected–I issued the following statement:...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an op-ed carried by RealClear Politics, Representative Jodey Arrington (TX-19) called out the lack of fiscal sanity in Washington and mentioned the urgent need for an Article V Convention of States to...
gov handouts
As inflation continues to drain the pockets of Americans, this disastrous policy would incentivize universities to raise tuition and unfairly punish those who sacrificed to pay off their own student loans.
Last week, I voted against H.R. 5376, the Inflation, Recession, and IRS Army Act. This “Build Back Better” copycat claims to lower inflation by raising corporate taxes, giving the IRS an $80 billion slush fund, and funding “...
I released the following statement after news that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) soared to 9.1 percent, the highest rate since 1981. For perspective, in January 2021, when President Biden took office, the CPI was 1.4...
Wholesale prices for businesses jumped 11.3 percent from the previous year, according to a new Producer Price Index (PPI) report from the Department of Labor. 
jobs outlook
I released the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics June jobs report:
In a recent series of TexasGOPVote articles, the author proposes that fixing the broken immigration system will require bipartisan legislation involving three main policies: improving security, adjusting legal immigration to...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its March Consumer Price Index reporting that prices surged further by 8.5 percent from the previous year, the highest increase in 40 years.



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