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.
NRCC - Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois’ senior senator and a mentor to President Obama when he was in the Senate, declared what the Obama administration has found difficult to accept: the weak economy is the White House’s...
NRCC - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney yesterday joined House Democrats in reiterating the White House’s out of touch position that it is somehow “a dangerous, risky idea” to tie an increase in the debt ceiling to...
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NRCC - The recent spike in gas prices also spread to food prices, which rose 3.9 percent in February, marking the largest gain since November 1974, according to a new report from the Labor Department:“Wholesale prices jumped...
The conventional wisdom is that China is on the rise, the United States is in decline and the world as we know it is going to end, or something to that effect. As I have mention before, decline is a choice and there is no...
The Heritage Foundation reminds us that economic freedom matters not just in promoting prosperity, but in promoting political freedom. Look at those nations who are either free or mostly free economically and you will see...
When GOP law makers take control of the House in about an hour from now, they plan to hit the ground running. The Washington Post Reports that Republican House members have a "20-day plan aimed at undoing major aspects of...
With the release of the latest census numbers it is clear that Texas was the big winner this decade. Four new Congressional seats create a tremendous opportunity for Texas to continue to lead the Conservative Movement. 
In the 1970’s, Jerry Brown (yes that Jerry Brown who was just elected governor this past year) opposed Proposition 13, which lowered property tax rates but was overwhelmingly passed by the people.
CONOOC, China’s national oil company, recently announced an agreement with Chesapeake Energy Corporation that would give the Chinese a 33 percent share in a new drilling project set to start soon in southwest Texas.
According to Construction Citizen, a survey was conducted last year of over 4,000 low-wage workers, including illegal immigrants, for the purpose of studying labor violations among low-wage workers in New York,...
Today, I issued the following statement in response to Senate Democrats’ plan to forego producing a budget and ignore entitlement reform because it is politically expedient:Senate Democrats have given their game plan away:...
Kevin Brady - "Very large budget deficits and rising government indebtedness" are cited as reasons for Standard & Poors decision to downgrade the United States economic outlook to negative. "America's dangerous deficits...
Four GOP Committee Chairmen sent a letter to President Obama Thursday urging him to reduce costly government regulations that burden American businesses and restrict economic growth. I was joined in sending the letter by...
U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the Vice Chair-designate of the Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement on Friday's announcement that our economy grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the last quarter...
Majorities rise and fall by the will of the people, and this new Republican Congress is sworn in under the American people’s message to lead with accountability – not a mandate. I’m very proud that 87 new Republican Members...
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Washington Post editorial writer Ezra Klein raises a good question: “I'm very curious to know what the GOP -- or the tea partyers they're presumably pandering to -- think will happen when every piece of legislation requires...
The new FCC regulations voted on last week are meant to guarantee consumers' rights to view what they want on the internet. Barak Obama is quoted as saying that the regulations know as "net neutrality" will "help preserve...
The economy is always a key issue in any national campaign but economy is more than just about jobs but about other factors that lead to job creation. The recent debate over the role of the Federal Reserve in our economy as...
The construction industry offers a panoply of situations and conflicts associated with hiring workers and running a business responsibly and lawfully. Construction Citizen exposes these issues and the companies who...
States such as Nebraska, Ohio, New York and others are working on employee misclassification prevention legislation in order to crack down on the practice of misclassifying workers, who should be classified as employees, as...

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