Taxes

Last night I debated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a CNN Town Hall regarding tax reform. During the debate, I called for eliminating the estate tax, also known as death tax, as a part of tax reform.
FAIR’s report reaches that conclusion by vastly overstating the costs of illegal immigration, undercounting the tax revenue they generate, inflating the number of illegal immigrants, counting millions of U.S. citizens as...
Responding to President Trump’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Congress is moving toward a compromise that could legalize the DREAMers in combination with more immigration...
Washington, D.C., July 17, 2017 – Fixing our broken tax code is critical to helping small businesses and unleashing the entrepreneurial potential of our nation, wrote the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE...
Please don't be distracted by the current "bathroom" debate in Austin. The more serious battle brewing in the Texas legislature's special session is between rural and urban Texas.
Looking at the Trump Tax Plan, what grabs you is how the corporate rate is similar to Ted Cruz’s business tax rates, which were proposed in the primary, and how similar Trump’s individual tax plan is to Marco Rubio’s while...
Last week, President Donald Trump came out with a plan for tax reform that lowers the corporate tax rate and simplifies taxes for individuals. Now, the House Ways and Means Committee has to get down to the hard work of...
The White House made its opening bid for what officials called the “biggest tax cut” in U.S. history -- with cuts that would benefit businesses, the middle class and certain high-earning individuals -- but left unanswered...
Today on the Senate floor I underscored the need for pro-growth tax reform in advance of the release of today’s blueprint from the Administration. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here...
With another stressful Tax Day behind us, House Republicans are continuing to move full steam ahead on our plan to completely overhaul America’s broken tax code.
Yesterday I participated in a roundtable discussion on storm recovery efforts with local community leaders in Beaumont. There, I shared my priorities for recovery, and how storm-impacted Texans can receive significant tax...
Last week, after a caller to a radio program I was on suggested it, I reintroduced the Properly Reducing Overexemptions For Sports Act or PRO Sports Act. This legislation would exclude major professional sports leagues from...
The Department of Labor reported today the economy added 209,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent.
The focus on which bathrooms people can use is distracting people from a "disingenuous" effort to lower property taxes and and a school choice bill that would "cripple funding" for rural public school districts, he said....
On Thursday, I joined local Texas radio hosts to discuss tax reform, and my efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare and lower health care premiums. I also praised the reports that President Trump was expected to withdraw the...
Democratic activists have a "brilliant" idea (not) to give us a state income tax. To be clear, none of the current major taxes go away and why should they? Paternal government knows better than you, so we need to give them...
Historic, bold tax reform is what Texans have waited years for and Wednesday they have a White House, the House and the Senate all moving in the same direction.
A lot of you may be asking yourself "Why would anyone be against a Balanced Budget?"
This past weekend I toured former President Ronald Reagan's ranch in the mountains near Santa Barbara, California. Beautifully preserved for future generations by the Young America's Foundation, this modest cabin that...
In his Joint Address this week, President Trump called for bold tax reform that will allow our country to “compete and thrive anywhere and with anyone.” That’s why House Republicans are going bold on tax reform in 2017.

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