Preserving Tax Cuts for Families and Small Businesses

This week I voted to make last year's tax cuts permanent for middle class families, workers, and small businesses. 

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed last year, we've seen more jobs, bigger paychecks, and historic economic growth! 

House Democrat leadership intended to let the tax cuts expire, but this week the House passed "Tax Reform 2.0" to make those tax cuts permanent. Making these tax cuts permanent will allow American families and individuals to keep billions of dollars a year of their hard-earned paychecks.

Today our tax code encourages businesses to invest in America and in American workers. Prior to the changes made nearly a year ago, businesses were penalized for investing in America, as taxes on American businesses were among the highest in the world.

Survey: Tax Reform 2.0
Have you or your family benefited from this past year's tax cuts for middle class families, individuals, and small businesses? Let me know what you think by taking this one-question survey.

Challenging an Obama-era Land Grab

The Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS) has been devastating to Texas farmers and ranchers. Take a look at this letter I sent to the chairmen of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees urging the repeal of this unconstitutional Obama-era regulation.

While you're at it, here's another letter I signed to the FDA Commissioner calling for an end to his agency's contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources, which profited by experimenting on and then selling human fetal tissue to the government. The FDA just announced it will be ending the contract, but this is only a first step, and it is critical that our government investigate and terminate all contracts similar to this one—placing a final end to the horrific sale of unborn lives.

At this Oversight and Government Reform hearing, Rep. Cloud investigated a government program that reimburses environmental groups for their legal fees after they sue federal agencies and force them into taking actions that are harmful to Texas farmers and ranchers.

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September was National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and Friday I had the privilege of meeting in Washington with Rebecca Esparza, an ovarian cancer survivor from Corpus Christi.
Last year, over 14,000 American women died of ovarian cancer. To find out more about this disease, including causes and prevention, see this page at

Meeting with Rebecca Esparza, an ovarian cancer survivor from Corpus Christi, to discuss ovarian cancer research.

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