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.
Criminal justice advocates and fiscal conservatives are pointing to a program in Louisiana aimed at skills training for prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola as a model for how states should go about designing...
According to Steve Forbes, Editor of Forbes Magazine - Medicaid is our problem in reforming the failed Obamacare.
Today I voted to provide critical resources for our national security with my support for The National Defense Authorization Act. The bipartisan bill passed 344-81.
Republicans on Capitol Hill have now proposed spending $1.6 billion of your tax dollars – not Mexico’s money – for construction of a physical barrier along the international boundary with Mexico.The Hill reports:
Last night, I participated in the first of a series of ‘Defend & Reform’ town halls with Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) in McKinney. There, along with CVA Director of Policy Dan Caldwell, I discussed my efforts on...
Last week I reintroduced a bill to cut down on seafood fraud and protect honest American fishermen. The Protecting Honest Fishermen Act will level the playing field for American fishermen who play by the rules and have to...
The Port of Corpus Christi, the nation’s fourth largest port by tonnage, plays a critical role in importing and exporting crude oil. That's why I have been a vocal advocate for the Port of Corpus Christi in Congress, pushing...
This week, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) will examine and markup, H.R. 2997, the 21st Century AIRR Act.
While many minorities have retreated from being members of the investor class, they are becoming business owners or self-employed. Kauffman Foundation recorded in their 2017 surveys that 24% of new entrepreneurs were...
Recreational red snapper fishing is important to the economy of Gulf Coast towns and the many people who enjoy fishing.
Let’s Just Cut Taxes.  With yet another health care legislation disaster, it is time for the Congressional GOP to come up with another strategy.  At least, they will have one significant victory.  How about cutting taxes? ...
“This legislation threatens our ability to attract and retain the best talent in Texas, as well as the greatest sporting and cultural attractions in the world,” the CEOs wrote.
Sessions said suspects accounted for more than $1.3 billion in fraudulent transactions across more than 20 states, and at least 120 people were charged for their alleged roles in over-prescribing and distributing opioids,...
Over more than 70 years we have developed a strong strategic partnership with India. We have a lot in common when it comes to national security and counterterrorism.
Lawmakers in North Carolina are taking very seriously something that's been described as a “cancer eating at the heart" of the construction industry: The misclassification of craft professionals paid as subcontractors when,...
This is what defeat looks like. Exhausted, bleeding, and encrusted in the gore of the battlefield, the soldiers have fought a good fight, but all hope has left them. Enemies surround them and now press in for the kill. It’s...
Yesterday I announced the Natural Gas Export Expansion Act, which will eliminate the current arduous process that discourages liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade and increase LNG exports by facilitating permits to non-Free...
Connie Evans solutions to grow businesses include, “Investors, policymakers, and entrepreneurship organizations must also find ways to develop and fund vocational training for students and adults that assists with business...
For the GOP and conservatives to make more inroads among minorities, we need to pivot out of the debate as it is currently framed by the Democrats and communicate directly to minorities who are entrepreneurs or members of...
In the coming weeks, President Trump is expected to announce the White House’s intentions to roll back our nation’s policies on Cuba. The details of what changes will be made are not known, but the potential economic impact...

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