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.
After a late night meeting with leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, and consulting with Governor Abbott, members of the Texas delegation have identified nearly $15 billion of emergency funding for Texas to be...
Yesterday I issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s intention to expand the use of association health and short term insurance plans:
Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos today making the case for Texas to be the home for Amazon’s newly announced second headquarters. Multiple metropolitan areas in Texas are pursuing the new facility...
Since President Trump’s administration entered office in 2017, the topic of immigration reform has been a heated point of debate.
Last week, after a caller to a radio program I was on suggested it, I reintroduced the Properly Reducing Overexemptions For Sports Act or PRO Sports Act. This legislation would exclude major professional sports leagues from...
I recently appeared on Fox News’ Happening Now to discuss the Republican tax reform framework and the President’s speech. Excerpts from my appearance are below, and video can be found here. 
I released the following statement after the passage of a measure to provide tax relief for those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, make pro-consumer flood insurance reforms, and extend the funding of the...
I recently appeared on Fox News’ Happening Now to discuss the Republican framework for tax reform. Excerpts from my appearance are below, and video can be found here. 
It’s intriguing then to see the tie-up between Walmart and Google, announced last month as an enhanced e-commerce cooperation pact and, which I at least have dubbed the Anti-Amazon Alliance. 
Almost all Conservatives agree that fundamental tax reform is needed for the good of the country and for keeping our promises to the American people. Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently outlined seven critical elements of...
After Sam Houston’s Texian army defeated the colonial Mexican army at the battle of San Jacinto and forced General Santa Anna to order all of his troops south of the Rio Grande, in 1836 Texas declared independence and became...
Yesterday I participated in a roundtable discussion on storm recovery efforts with local community leaders in Beaumont. There, I shared my priorities for recovery, and how storm-impacted Texans can receive significant tax...
When I talk with constituents about what they feel is the biggest threat to our great nation, an overwhelming amount say our national debt.
Last week, I had the pleasure of welcoming the annual Coastal Bend to D.C. (CB2DC) delegation to Washington. The delegation was comprised of local elected officials and industry leaders who came to advocate for local...
It’s not just the DREAMers who will be adversely affected if congress does not legislate some kind of policy to replace DACA; it’s the US economy as a whole.
I recently gave the following statement on Republicans’ Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.
The Senate yesterday passed a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, which included a targeted tax relief provision that would allow victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria to deduct property damage...
"We're all in this together."  To quote Bill Lumberg from the cult classic Office Space, "I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with you there."  Many of you know that Mayor Turner is proposing a temporary tax hike to...
Senators Tillis (R-NC), Lankford (R-OK), and Hatch (R-UT) this week introduced the Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education, and Defending our Nation (SUCCEED) Act to legalize some DREAMers...
Last week, I was happy to announce the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement allowing the port to begin working on its widening and deepening project.

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