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WASHINGTON, DC – Defying what many thought impossible, U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s (R-TX) smart government plan to revolutionize federal IT is now on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act allows federal agencies to cut wasteful spending and bolster information security by transitioning their IT systems toward more modern platforms like cloud computing.
Speaker Paul Ryan is impaneling an informal working group of moderate Republicans and immigration hard-liners to find a solution for so-called Dreamers that the House GOP conference can support.
Back in March, two young members of Congress from Texas, Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd, became brief internet celebrities. Unable to fly back to Washington because of a snowstorm, the two hit the road together, tweeting and livestreaming their trip north. They fielded questions along the way on everything from the war on drugs to immigration — and so ended up holding what O’Rourke called “the longest cross-country livestream town hall in the history of the world.”
A Texas-based amnesty group called the plan by President Donald Trump to tie border security and immigration enforcement to a congressional bill to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program a “ransom note.” The group demands a clean bill issuing amnesty to approximately 800,000 of the so-called “DREAMers.”
Congressman Will Hurd has introduced two amendments to the Border Security for America Act that would use cutting edge technology instead of a large wall to secure the U.S/Mexico border.
Earlier this year, Hurd brought up an idea for something he calls a “SMART” wall. It uses a series of cameras, drones and other tech to monitor activity along the border.
He says he’s been getting some good response form both sides of Congress from Lawmakers who realize the need for more security.
There's lots going on in Washington, and Congressman Will Hurd took a few minutes to explain his view on some of the issues.
We started out by asking the Congressman Hurd about Democratic advertisements that are painting him as a threat to his constituents' access to health care. Hurd told us, in part, he believes his constituents know he is working to increase access to and decrease costs of health care. He goes on to explain what he does and doesn't support.
Congressman Will Hurd represents Texas’ 23rd district, one of the largest congressional districts in the country spanning over 800 miles of the border. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss cybersecurity, his work on counterterrorism in special operations overseas, and the current issues surrounding race in our culture.
Congressional Democrats and immigrant rights groups say a new list of border security priorities from the Trump administration are inhumane and serve more as a ransom note than legitimate policy suggestions.
The White House released the list of priorities Sunday night, stating that it would only consider legislation aimed at turning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, into law if lawmakers approve funding for a border wall and other sweeping measures — including a crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities.
Legisladores demócratas de Estados Unidos se rebelaron hoy ante la dura propuesta migratoria que el presidente Donald Trump envió el domingo al Congreso y en la que condiciona una solución para los "soñadores" con la construcción del muro con México.
La propuesta ha generado un gran malestar entre los demócratas y algunos hoy amenazaron con boicotear cualquier propuesta legislativa de Trump si sigue adelante con su plan migratorio.
A pesar de que lo prometió una y otra vez el presidente Donald Trump rompió su promesa y vinculó la financiación del muro fronterizo con el futuro de DACA en la reforma migratoria que envió ayer al Congreso.
Por esta razón legisladores demócratas se rebelaron hoy ante la dura propuesta migratoria que el presidente Donald Trump está promoviendo desde la Casa Blanca.