March 10th, 2020
While the Trump tax reform provided a nice boost to the economy there is still unfinished business. Specifically, all our taxes are NOT indexed for inflation, which is bad. This needs to change.
July 30th, 2019
Indexing capital gains to inflation would unlock capital for investment, increase wages, create new jobs, and grow the economy, benefiting Americans across all income levels. Any decrease in the effective tax rate on capital...
July 5th, 2019
With nearly two and a half million miles spent commuting from my home in Texas to Congress, most airline flights are pretty routine for me.
April 12th, 2019
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.
February 5th, 2019
Most of the American people probably aren't aware or need to be reminded of what has actually happened the last two years. And I hope the president will reflect on that.
December 24th, 2018
115th Congress By The Numbers
November 16th, 2018
I released the following statement after Republican House members voted to elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Minority Leader and Steve Scalise (R-LA) as Minority Whip for the 116th Congress:
November 2nd, 2018
During the Obama Presidency, economic experts told us that the stagnation we experienced in the American economy was the “new normal,” and we just needed to get used to it. I always rejected that notion because I believe in...
October 31st, 2018
This week, I was proud to join House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady at Three Brothers Bakery to celebrate the largest tax cut in history.
August 26th, 2019
It takes a lot of courage to make two grossly false claims in a respected publication in less than 40 words. But as the national debt continues to grow—and as Republicans continue to offer bicameral solutions for tackling...
July 22nd, 2019
Recently I released the following statement after voting against H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which passed the House of Representatives 231-199:
April 23rd, 2019
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.
April 9th, 2019
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.
February 4th, 2019
The latest jobs report once again exceeds expectations. For 16 consecutive months, America has created at least 100,000 jobs, including over 300,000 jobs in January. More people are entering the workforce and wages are on...
December 11th, 2018
I released the following statement after
November 13th, 2018
“Jobs smash estimates with gain of 250,000, wage gains pass 3% for first time since recession” - What an amazing headline from CNBC last week and there is no doubt about it—the American economy is booming. Across the nation...
November 2nd, 2018
Recently in Washington, disruption has been the name of the game. We’ve witnessed protesters climbing statues, disobeying police, screaming at Senators in elevators, and chasing them and their wives from restaurants. Amidst...
October 19th, 2018
Last week, I hosted the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce in our nation’s capital. During their time in Washington, the Chamber met with Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, federal agency officials, and me to...