July 11th, 2022
I released the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics June jobs report:
July 19th, 2021
An estimated 1.84 million Americans turned down work to stay on the Biden administration's jobless bonus payroll, according to Morning Consult's latest poll.
June 18th, 2021
At a time when our nation has 9.3 million jobs waiting to be filled, it is unfathomable that the federal government is using taxpayer dollars to incentivize Americans to not return to work—harming small businesses and...
July 20th, 2020
Earlier this month, the Department of Labor announced that the economy added an astounding 4.8 million jobs in the month of June, shattering economists’ expectations. This was the largest monthly jobs gain in the history of...
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!
April 1st, 2022
There's little relief for workers in March's job report as job creation slows and inflation continues to rise. Wages just can’t keep up with President Biden's raging inflation, which is accelerating.
June 22nd, 2021
The decrease comes as Gov. Greg Abbott in May said Texas will opt out of federal jobless assistance to encourage people to go back to work.
July 23rd, 2020
One of my favorite clients is asking me to urge lawmakers not to extend the $600 weekly federal unemployment bonus.
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 Is Running Out Of Money To Pay Unemployment Benefits. People Will Still Get Paid, But Businesses May See Tax Hikes As A Result.
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 6th, 2018
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.