May 6th, 2019
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...
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.
March 11th, 2019
There’s no good reason why our teachers should pay out of their own pockets for the resources needed to do their jobs, which is why I’m proud to cosponsor this bill.
February 22nd, 2019
State lawmakers are trying to reform a complicated taxing system where everything from suburban growth to gentrification and a homeowner’s age influence how much Texans pay their local governments.
February 14th, 2019
The crowded field for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President in 2020 is leading to desperate actions by some of them to mislead voters in order to get votes.
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...
January 15th, 2019
Under its new Speaker Dennis Bonnen, the Texas House of Representatives is looking to increase the state’s public education funding by $10.1 billion, according to the legislative budget estimates it released t
January 8th, 2019
The Texas Legislature faces several big issues when it begins on Tuesday, including school finance and property taxes.
December 20th, 2018
Last year millions of Texans across the Gulf Coast felt the impact of Hurricane Harvey. In the aftermath of Harvey’s destruction, we saw homes damaged beyond repair, causing financial hardship for many Texans.
December 5th, 2018
This session of Congress is almost over, but there is still work to be done. Last week I introduced bipartisan legislation -- the Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act -- which will build on the economic successes we...
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.
March 19th, 2019
Priorities reveal everything. HR 1 is reserved each session of Congress by the majority party for the biggest change they champion for America.
March 1st, 2019
Most American families live paycheck-to-paycheck. They need tax relief now, which is why 90 percent of workers started seeing their tax cut in their paychecks starting last February.
February 14th, 2019
Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee put their“attack President Trump at all costs”agenda on full display last week, holding a hearing focused on forcing the IRS to hand over the President’s tax returns...
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.
January 17th, 2019
Mark Twain famously quipped, “No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."1
January 10th, 2019
The Texas legislature began its 86th Legislative session this week by swearing in 19 Republican and 12 Democrat Senators, and 83 Republican and 67 Democrat Representatives.
December 24th, 2018
115th Congress By The Numbers
December 11th, 2018
I released the following statement after