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.
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...
First let's be clear, the Harvey historic flood was going to be a problem even if we had gotten everything right, because of the biblical scale we suffered.
Earlier this week I announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Port of Corpus Christi Project Partnership Agreement.
Considering Houston's sheer size — the metro area is about the size of New Jersey — the sudden sales blast isn't too surprising. Wolf said people need to get around, so getting back into a vehicle is one of the first orders...
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.
I appeared on Fox Business’ ‘Mornings with Maria’ and Fox News’ ‘Hannity,’ to discuss my priorities for fundamental tax reform.When asked about my objectives on tax reform on ‘Mornings with Maria,’ I discussed the need for...
Responding to President Trump’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Congress is moving toward a compromise that could legalize the DREAMers in combination with more immigration...
Today, one doesn’t have to look far to see things which should be of concern to America, assuming they are looking and ‘care’.  People have too often given up, they no longer watch the news, read a newspaper, listen...

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