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.
Tom Pauken is Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission. The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the...
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In early December, Rubbermaid Home Products announced the closing of its manufacturing plant in Greenville, Texas which will take effect this June. An estimated 490 employees will lose their jobs. Several years ago,...
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The world lost one of its great leaders when Czech Republic leader Vaclav Havel died, but after his death, a few on the left could not contain themselves. One leftist, Neil Clark, claimed, “Havel did not help make his...
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Frances Fox Piven has been a leading strategist for the hard left with the goal of overwhelming the present system to force radical changes in society. Last December, she took her strategy to a new level to include violence...
I issued the following statement on the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act:This is not complicated. The House bill keeps everyone’s payroll taxes stable for one year. The Senate bill allows everyone’s taxes to...
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I issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s speech in Osawatomie, Kansas on economic fairness:
A government-guaranteed loan to a so-called green energy company Solyndra has been in the news lately. Solyndra was supposed to employ thousands of Americans in the production of solar panels and received federal loan...
The agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea are jobs bills that will immediately help our economy and create opportunities for American businesses to grow.These three agreements could help create 250,000 American...
I released released the following statement today in response to the White House formally submitting to Congress free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea:While President Obama’s action on three pending...
Written by: Reps. Gene Green, Al Green, John Culberson and Pete Olson.With NASA’s recent announcement of plans to move forward with the development of the Space Launch System (SLS), America now has the major...
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I was pleased to see that, in the Presidential debate in South Carolina Monday night, Newt Gingrich came out in support of a proposal I presented in testimony before Congress on February 2011. It deals with the issue of...
Today, I issued this statement following a report that the national debt is now larger than our entire economy:This dismal benchmark underscores the President’s aversion to making tough fiscal choices in an election year....
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Over the past year, the Gold Standard has now come into vogue as a campaign issue. While most economists dismiss the gold standard as a crazy idea or anachronism, no one has yet to come up with an answer to the question: "...
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The California Insurance Commissioner has approved a 37% rate increase for 2012. This move is being made in spite of the fact that Governor Jerry Brown vetoed several legislative measures that would have increased workers...
Today, the House approved my amendment to the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (H.R. 10) – legislation that would require congressional approval of any federal regulation with an economic impact...
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In a recent survey of American teachers, it was reported that 76% of middle school students say that they plan to pursue a college degree or higher, but in actuality, only 28% of these students will actually attend a...
I released the following statement regarding Wednesday's House passage of pending Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama and Colombia:I applaud the House’s approval of three job-creating agreements that will...
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U.S. Representative Kevin Brady (TX-8) gives and update from Capitol Hill for TexasGOPVote about three trade agreements that have been moved through the House Committee on Ways & Means.The three trade agreements are:H.R...
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Devastating wildfires across Texas in recent weeks have been the most visible evidence of a year-long drought that Texas officials have declared to be the worst on record. Behind the highly visible carnage caused by the...
President Obama today signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) a bipartisan, bicameral bill that updates our patent system to encourage innovation, job creation and economic growth. Both...

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