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.
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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...
NRCC - As President Obama took to the stump last week to defend Democrats’ failed economic policies, recent commentary noted that the “ever-present president” had “never been more public”: OBAMA “THE EVER-PRESENT PRESIDENT”...
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We have professional politicians running our country whose theory on government is a mess, to say the least. These policy makers and elected officials lack the clarity, simplicity, and intellectual honesty to live up to...
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Kevin Brady, introduced legislation that would impose mandatory smart caps on federal spending and provide for flexible fiscal guardrails that shrink the size of government.“Creating jobs is...
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...
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...
National unemployment remains stubbornly high, with the latest figures for July showing 9.1 percent unemployment. Even Texas – which has done better than any other state in the nation in adding private sector jobs over the...
NRCC - The Obama administration continued earlier this week to spin its dismal economic record, claiming that Obama has “stabilize[d] our economy” and that the economy has begun to “grow again”:CARNEY: OBAMA HAS “STABILIZE[D...
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Some of you may be aware that as I have told people, Bill O’Reilly is not a conservative. Many think he is, for a simple reason: they literally don’t know what they are talking about. He inclines...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined Mike Crapo (R-ID), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Pat Toomey (R-PA), Tuesday to cosponsor Senator Portman’s (R-OH) bill to reduce...
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...

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