Under Joe's leadership, the Texas House has kept the state on a fiscally prudent course by controlling spending, reducing taxes, and saving billions of dollars in reserves.
Texas continues to have one of the leanest and most efficient budgets of any state in the country.
During Joe's time as Speaker, the Legislature has made a historic
and unprecedented investment in securing the Texas-Mexico border. Joe has taken action to send additional manpower, technology, and vehicles to the border region in order to reduce criminal activity.