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Our South and West Texas communities are bearing the brunt of the immigration crisis. When crisscrossing the 23rd District of Texas, I consistently hear that folks I represent are concerned about the influx of migrants and subsequent releases by the Customs and Border Protection. Residents are rightfully concerned about this issue, and the ramifications for public safety and the drain on taxpayer resources. That’s why I took two actions in Congress recently to immediately address these concerns.
DEL RIO, TEXAS – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) continued their push to reopen the Amistad Dam Port of Entry in Del Rio by penning a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner John Sanders urging CBP to act quickly on this important matter. Their action comes after an announced thirty-day closure of this port of entry, which has caused increased wait times and significant delays at the Del Rio-Acuña Port of Entry point of crossing.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd joined his colleagues and San Antonio elected officials at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the City’s Federal Courthouse. This historic occasion comes after years of ongoing efforts by Hurd and others to secure federal funding to relocate the Court from its current location in a former HemisFair ’68 Pavilion to a more suitable facility that meets 21st Century security and employee health standards.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) introduced the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendment Act of 2019 (H.R. 1392) with fellow border Reps. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28). This bipartisan bill streamlines and amends the overtime payment process so that the hardworking men and women in border patrol have the flexibility to be properly compensated for the dangerous jobs they perform.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) proudly joined his colleagues this week to support the Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act (H.R. 276), which creates an award program for the contributions of school support staff, such as bus drivers, secretaries and school nurses who keep our schools running.
Originally published in the Houston Chronicle
Significant uncertainty exists about the future of the trilateral trade relationship between the United States, Mexico and Canada. NAFTA created one of the world’s largest free trade areas and has had undeniable benefits to the U.S. Unfortunately, we should be prepared for President Donald Trump to make good on his promise to pull out of the agreement.
I have always said that my philosophy is simple: the only way we can get big things done in Congress is by working together. That is why over the last four years as your Representative I have been able to get 14 pieces of legislation signed into law. This term, I am excited for the opportunity to fight for South and West Texans in a new way: as a member of the House Appropriations Committee.
WASHINGTON, DC – After a successful four years securing big wins for South and West Texans and leading many conversations in Congress on national security and technology issues, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) was chosen by his colleagues to serve on the prestigious House Appropriations Committee. This committee decides public funding amounts across the federal government, including for many important projects across the 23rd District of Texas, including but not limited to:
President Donald Trump shut down the government to get $5 billion in funding for his border wall, but the affect has been that migrants who are seeking asylum will get to stay in the United States longer, News radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The shutdown, which is now in its third week, has ground the immigration court system to a halt, meaning migrants who are awaiting their day in court are left in limbo.
San Antonio immigration attorney Jody Roselle with the immigrant rights group RAICES says it's frustrating.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23) and Robin Kelly (IL-02) continued their efforts to strengthen national cybersecurity by introducing a bipartisan bill to elevate and reauthorize the role of the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO), who oversees the security of our digital infrastructure across the federal government.