Economy

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.
Last night, I participated in the first of a series of ‘Defend & Reform’ town halls with Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) in McKinney. There, along with CVA Director of Policy Dan Caldwell, I discussed my efforts on...
Last week I reintroduced a bill to cut down on seafood fraud and protect honest American fishermen. The Protecting Honest Fishermen Act will level the playing field for American fishermen who play by the rules and have to...
The Port of Corpus Christi, the nation’s fourth largest port by tonnage, plays a critical role in importing and exporting crude oil. That's why I have been a vocal advocate for the Port of Corpus Christi in Congress, pushing...
This week, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) will examine and markup, H.R. 2997, the 21st Century AIRR Act.
While many minorities have retreated from being members of the investor class, they are becoming business owners or self-employed. Kauffman Foundation recorded in their 2017 surveys that 24% of new entrepreneurs were...
Recreational red snapper fishing is important to the economy of Gulf Coast towns and the many people who enjoy fishing.
John Cornyn and I authored the following op-ed in the Dallas Morning News on what they would like to see in an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) based on the Texas model.
Yesterday I issued the following statement regarding Panama’s announcement earlier this week to sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan:
Last week I participated in a roundtable discussion with community leaders and executive board members of the Borderplex Alliance in El Paso. There, I discussed the importance of trade to the Texas economy, my efforts in...
When President Obama signed the 2,300 page Dodd-Frank Act into law, it created a system that added more than 400 burdensome financial regulations, allowed banks to become “too big to fail" and hurt small businesses and...
Lawmakers in North Carolina are taking very seriously something that's been described as a “cancer eating at the heart" of the construction industry: The misclassification of craft professionals paid as subcontractors when,...
This is what defeat looks like. Exhausted, bleeding, and encrusted in the gore of the battlefield, the soldiers have fought a good fight, but all hope has left them. Enemies surround them and now press in for the kill. It’s...
Yesterday I announced the Natural Gas Export Expansion Act, which will eliminate the current arduous process that discourages liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade and increase LNG exports by facilitating permits to non-Free...
Connie Evans solutions to grow businesses include, “Investors, policymakers, and entrepreneurship organizations must also find ways to develop and fund vocational training for students and adults that assists with business...
For the GOP and conservatives to make more inroads among minorities, we need to pivot out of the debate as it is currently framed by the Democrats and communicate directly to minorities who are entrepreneurs or members of...
In the coming weeks, President Trump is expected to announce the White House’s intentions to roll back our nation’s policies on Cuba. The details of what changes will be made are not known, but the potential economic impact...
The new program, which will cost $200 million and take some authority away from the Department of Labor, looks to start filling the 6 million vacant jobs in the United States that are vacant, in part, because job training...
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Democrats promised that passage of the Dodd-Frank Act would reinvigorate a sluggish economy, protect consumers, and end bailouts, but it accomplished just the opposite.
Last Saturday, I joined old friends, local biologists and anglers in the final day of the 2017 federal red snapper season. Red snapper fishing, both commercially and recreationally, is a big part of the economy and people’s...
I was at the White House yesterday for President Trump’s announcement to reform the U.S. Air Traffic Control System.The plan will transfer air traffic control from the FAA to a non-profit public-private corporation, leading...

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