June 18th, 2021
At a time when our nation has 9.3 million jobs waiting to be filled, it is unfathomable that the federal government is using taxpayer dollars to incentivize Americans to not return to work—harming small businesses and...
April 16th, 2021
I look forward to seeing this grant support the efforts of one of Fort Worth’s excellent small businesses as it develops a new device that will help protect public health and the environment, and build a healthier and more...
August 7th, 2020
Since the CARES Act became law, nationwide the EIDL program has provided nearly 3 million small businesses with over $160 billion in loans, and the EIDL Advance program has provided 5.7 million small businesses with $20...
June 5th, 2020
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...
April 29th, 2020
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...
April 17th, 2020
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...
April 9th, 2020
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...
March 19th, 2020
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.
September 21st, 2018
Since 1990, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has discovered approximately 200 sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnels crossing from Mexico directly into the United States.
May 18th, 2021
In a time when small businesses are still rebuilding from the COVID-19 pandemic, we should not reinstate onerous regulations that will place heavy penalties on American business owners.
March 29th, 2021
It is commonsense solutions like the PPP Extension Act providing targeted relief that makes me proud to work on behalf of local North Texas businesses.
July 27th, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on our economy, Texas’ small businesses are bearing a tremendous financial burden. The EIDL program has helped many businesses keep their doors open during the pandemic, and this...
May 7th, 2020
I recently sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Jovita Carranza urging changes to the loan forgiveness criteria of the Paycheck Protection...
April 20th, 2020
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.
April 15th, 2020
Now is not the time to play games – politics can wait, our small businesses can’t.
April 1st, 2020
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...
April 16th, 2019
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.
September 19th, 2018
I have been recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for consistently supporting public policy priorities important to the retail industry and its millions of small businesses.
June 26th, 2018
I recently addressed Texas members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). There I discussed my priorities for 2018, including my efforts to cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, and reduce the burden of federal...