Come and Read It Report
We were once asking ourselves, 'where are the jobs?' Now, thanks to House Republican's pro-growth, pro-family, and pro-American agenda, we are finding that there are an abundance of opportunities in our local communities. Right now, there are 6.7 million job openings in America - this is only the second time since 2000 that there are more jobs openings then unemployed Americans - this is a good problem to have.
The economy is booming, people are more optimistic about their future, and families are now able to save more of their hard earned paychecks. All of this is great news, but we need to continue working on tax reform until tax cuts are permanent for all Americans. In addition to this, we need to cut the payroll tax for employees and employers so that businesses can invest money back into operations and into the economy. We've still got a lot of work to do, but I'm working hard with my colleagues to pass Tax Reform 2.0 as soon as possible. For more on this, click here to read my interview with the Lampasas Dispatch Record.
House Committee on Financial Services
As the vice chair of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade on the House Committee on Financial Services, I am proud to report that we have accomplished a tremendous amount of work so far:
✓ 44 bills have been signed into law by President Trump
✓ 115 bills have passed through the House
✓ 111 hearings have been held
✓ 18 markups have been held
32 of the 44 bills signed into law were a part of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which is the most significant, pro-growth regulatory relief package in nearly a generation. With this legislation, more Americans can become first-time homeowners, can access a loan to purchase a care, and will ultimately have a pathway towards financial freedom and independence.
I have included some articles and releases you may find interesting located on the right side of this newsletter. It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District and as always, please reach out to me with any issues and concerns that are important to you.
In God we trust,
Member of Congress