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.
I recently gave the following statement on Republicans’ Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.
The Senate yesterday passed a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, which included a targeted tax relief provision that would allow victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria to deduct property damage...
"We're all in this together."  To quote Bill Lumberg from the cult classic Office Space, "I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with you there."  Many of you know that Mayor Turner is proposing a temporary tax hike to...
Senators Tillis (R-NC), Lankford (R-OK), and Hatch (R-UT) this week introduced the Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education, and Defending our Nation (SUCCEED) Act to legalize some DREAMers...
Last week, I was happy to announce the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement allowing the port to begin working on its widening and deepening project.
I appeared on Fox Business’ ‘Mornings with Maria’ and Fox News’ ‘Hannity,’ to discuss my priorities for fundamental tax reform.When asked about my objectives on tax reform on ‘Mornings with Maria,’ I discussed the need for...
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...
Today, one doesn’t have to look far to see things which should be of concern to America, assuming they are looking and ‘care’.  People have too often given up, they no longer watch the news, read a newspaper, listen...
This past week I was delighted to meet with North Texans across the 32nd Congressional District to discuss important issues facing our community and nation. From volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank, to meeting with...
Today’s modern economy looks very different than it did more than two decades ago when NAFTA was enacted. NAFTA has been a major economic driver for Texas, but there’s still a need to modernize this agreement to reflect the...
I released the following statement after the passage of a measure to provide tax relief for those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, make pro-consumer flood insurance reforms, and extend the funding of the...
I recently appeared on Fox News’ Happening Now to discuss the Republican framework for tax reform. Excerpts from my appearance are below, and video can be found here. 
It’s intriguing then to see the tie-up between Walmart and Google, announced last month as an enhanced e-commerce cooperation pact and, which I at least have dubbed the Anti-Amazon Alliance. 
Almost all Conservatives agree that fundamental tax reform is needed for the good of the country and for keeping our promises to the American people. Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently outlined seven critical elements of...
First let's be clear, the Harvey historic flood was going to be a problem even if we had gotten everything right, because of the biblical scale we suffered.
Earlier this week I announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement.
Considering Houston's sheer size — the metro area is about the size of New Jersey — the sudden sales blast isn't too surprising. Wolf said people need to get around, so getting back into a vehicle is one of the first orders...
Yesterday I toured Sysco Central Texas, Inc. in New Braunfels, where I held a town hall with employees. Following my town hall, I delivered remarks at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
President Trump campaigned on creating a new U.S. immigration policy that is in the national interest.
Last week, I visited some Texas-27 small businesses including Venom Outdoor and Oscar’s Pest and Termite Control. 

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