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.
Today on the Senate floor I underscored the need for pro-growth tax reform in advance of the release of today’s blueprint from the Administration. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here...
This past weekend I toured former President Ronald Reagan's ranch in the mountains near Santa Barbara, California. Beautifully preserved for future generations by the Young America's Foundation, this modest cabin that...
I am here today because legislation that is being proposed will impact our beloved church community. 
U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I released the following statements after U.S.
Yesterday I toured the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas plant and met with executives and employees, where I discussed my efforts to reduce the burden of federal regulations on manufacturers.
On Monday I visited the Daikin Texas Technology Park in Waller. There, I met with executives and employees while touring the facility – which is set to have its grand opening in May. During the tour, I discussed my efforts...
Last week, Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and I introduced the Safe Innovative Guide signs for the Nation (SIGN) Act.  This bill would allow states the flexibility to use the Clearview font on road signs – an...
Immigration has small long-run relative wage impacts on American workers by education (Figure 1). These estimates are the most popular and widely cited in the immigration debate. They were completed by George Borjas...
This week is the worst week of the year for many Americans. It is the annual hassle to find the documents and paperwork to file your IRS tax return – this year due by Tuesday, April 18.
Britain must agree to pay its bills and to protect millions of Europeans living in Britain before reaching a new trading relationship with the Euro
As the Texas Senate was getting down to work on the “bathroom bill,” Dr. Steve Hotze, an anti-gay activist and longtime business partner of Lt. Gov.
With another stressful Tax Day behind us, House Republicans are continuing to move full steam ahead on our plan to completely overhaul America’s broken tax code.
When I’m not in Washington, I like to make sure I’m up-to-date on what’s going on in the area. Last week, I did this by meeting with constituents, students and teachers, local leaders, business owners, employees and Texas...
Travel and tourism is an important source of economic activity. Every year, millions of visitors to Texas spend billions of dollars in the state, and hundreds of thousands of individuals across Texas are employed in travel-...
Pensions. Health care. Tax reform. Immigration. All of these issues affect us. Not just 'you' us, but ALL of us. Each individual has a story about how each one of these issues affects their lives.
The state’s nearly $129 billion tourism industry would take a $3.3 billion hit each year and see an annual loss of 35,600 full-time equivalent jobs resulting from lost leisure travel and convention bookings if Texas...
Last week, the Tax Foundation released new state-by-state figures showing that the House tax reform Blueprint would create roughly 1.7 million new full time American jobs, including more than 140,000 in Texas....
Republican lawmakers in both the Texas House and Senate are advancing legislation that would take aim at certain collective bargaining agreements on taxpayer-funded jobsites around the state.
Last week, Rep. Randy Weber, Rep. Brian Babin and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and I reintroduced the Texas Maritime Caucus.
A year after North Carolina enacted a law regulating transgender people’s use of public restrooms, sparking boycotts and costing the state jobs and sports events alike, a new analysis says the legislation’s economic fallout...

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