It is no accident that Texas consistently leads the nation in job creation. Some have described this economic powerhouse as a "Texas Miracle." But, we know better than that. The Texas Economic Experience is rooted in concepts and principles that will work anywhere they're tried: Keeping taxes low, creating a predictable regulatory climate, cracking down on lawsuit abuse, and investing in critical infrastructure like roads, water and schools in a fiscally responsible way.
October 11th, 2018
One year ago, Houston came to a standstill. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast on August 25 and, over the days that followed, proceeded to dump record amounts of rain on our city, county and region. The...
October 10th, 2018
House Republicans decided to bet on the American people when we passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - letting families keep more of their hard-earned paychecks and helping small business owners invest in their...
October 1st, 2018
Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of three bills, H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act of 2018, and H.R.
September 21st, 2018
Since 1990, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has discovered approximately 200 sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnels crossing from Mexico directly into the United States.
September 12th, 2018
Oh, hello out there in internet, social media world! It's me, The Political Chicken! There's been lots going on lately, but I haven't forgotten about you! From Kaepernick and Nike to now New Balance and President Trump,...
September 7th, 2018
I was recently recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for consistently supporting public policy priorities im
August 27th, 2018
As we continue to work our way through the mire of immigration reform in Congress, it is critical that we have all of the facts at hand.
August 21st, 2018
Several cities in Texas are now on a collision course with Republican lawmakers in Austin over whether local governments can and should mandate that private employers provide paid sick leave to employees.
August 20th, 2018
Earlier this month, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation released a new analysis projecting the number of new full-time jobs that will be created in each state over the next decade due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
October 11th, 2018
It should be clear to everyone, because of the efforts of President Trump and our Republican lawmakers, Americans are now paying less in taxes. As promised, President Trump is bringing jobs back to America. He is removing...
October 4th, 2018
The 2017 Texas Legislature passed SB4 to outlaw sanctuary cities and allow police to question any person who they detain of their immigration status.
September 24th, 2018
As Chairman of the House Rules Committee, I issued the following statement today after the U.S.
September 14th, 2018
In July, we received great news that the American economy had grown in the second quarter by 4.1 percent. Those numbers were recently revised, and we learned that it grew at 4.2 percent! On top of our best annual growth rate...
September 10th, 2018
The curtain is rising once again on Immigration Theater, that political playhouse in which the Trump administration engages in headline-grabbing showmanship rather than actually addressing the issue of illegal immigration....
August 28th, 2018
The tax reform we enacted last year is producing results. Instead of having the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, the United States is a more attractive place to work and save and invest.
August 22nd, 2018
Today at a press conference, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed Democrats’ attempts to stall Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.
August 20th, 2018
The Trump administration will soon place new limits on legal immigration with a regulatory change that will penalize newcomers just because they could use public benefits in the U.S.
August 17th, 2018
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August 9th, 2018
This nation's birth rate has hit an historic low, foreshadowing a future in which there aren't as many Americans to work, pay taxes, and contribute to the workforce is a variety of other ways.