August 16th, 2019
When Ronald Reagan took to the stage in his only debate against Jimmy Carter in 1980, he asked the American people one simple question: “are you better off than you were four years ago?” The answer was a resounding “no!”...
July 11th, 2019
In the recent legislative session, state lawmakers approved two new bills that will lower school property taxes and limit the rise of other property taxes in Texas, at least until the next legislative session.
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.
June 27th, 2019
Earlier this month, Associated Builders and Contractors praised Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for signing the Neutrality in State Government Contracting bill (HB 985
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.
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:
July 10th, 2019
Tuesday, I introduced a resolution in response to House Democrats’ partisan law suit to compel President Trump to turn over his tax returns:We will not stand idly by as House Democrat Leadership seeks to undermine our...
July 2nd, 2019
Yesterday, as the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady, I released the followed statement after President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 3151, the Taxpayer First Act:
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