May 7th, 2020
As the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, I joined Brian Kilmeade on FOX News Radio to talk about COVID – 19 and the steps Texas is taking to safely reopen while keeping maximum pressure on the virus,...
April 17th, 2020
Texas Workforce Commission officials say the state will run out of money in May or June. Other economists predict that could happen in as soon as three weeks.
March 12th, 2019
The business, education, government, and nonprofit leaders of the president's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board met this past week for the first time
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...
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...
August 4th, 2017
The Department of Labor reported today the economy added 209,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent.
September 9th, 2016
After four years of White House delay in implementing a 2012 law allowing states to drug test applicants for federal unemployment payments, today House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady of Texas introduced H.R.
October 2nd, 2015
Today’s disappointing jobs report shows that the so-called recovery over the last six years continues to be hampered by President Obama's big government liberal policies. Real, sustainable economic growth can only be led by...
April 27th, 2020
During the Obama administration our unemployment reached over 6% in the U.S. Understand that our calculation for unemployment was changed when Bill Clinton took office in 1993. The new popular calculation used...
April 6th, 2020
We came into this as the strongest economy on the planet – fundamentally, we're still sound. So as we lock down this virus, we’re going to be able to unlock this economy.
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.
December 10th, 2018
The Labor Department’s November 2018 jobs report came out on Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that the economy added 155,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent. You can view the full...
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...
June 4th, 2018
The Left is apoplectic over the economy. They’re going nuts trying to spin the numbers to make things look bad. If nothing else, they use the old standby — if it’s a good thing, we did it! Not!
May 5th, 2017
The U.S. job market rebounded strongly last month and the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level seen in a decade, government data released Friday morning showed, calming fears that had bubbled up in the past month about...
November 6th, 2015
While today’s job report showed that some Americans have been able to find work, there are still indicators that President Obama’s big-government, liberal agenda is not working, which is why we must do more to spur economic...
September 5th, 2015
The Employment Situation Report for August 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an increase of 173,000 nonfarm payroll jobs (140,000 in the private sector) and that the unemployment rate fell to 5.1%.
August 20th, 2015
I made the following statement based upon the recent release of the Employment Situation Report for July 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reported an increase of 215,000 nonfarm payroll jobs (210,000 in...