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October 29, 2018 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns
October 3, 2018 In The News

In recent comments regarding the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), Rep. Will Hurd, R-Tex., said that he is “pretty sure that we have resolved the issue with TMF,” and expects Congress to include the full $150 million in an upcoming minibus funding bill.

October 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined Reps. Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and David McKinley (WV-01) to introduce a bipartisan bill to ensure the continued success of libraries and museums across the nation. The Museum and Library Services Act (H.R. 6988) renews federal museum and library grant funding programs administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, of which Texas public libraries receive nearly $11 million in federal assistance each year. Similar bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate by U.S.

September 28, 2018 In The News

Federal officials have largely come around to the idea that research funding is crucial for U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence, but there are ways to accelerate innovation besides pouring in more money, according to tech experts.

For one, they said, the government could map a long-term strategy for advancing the technology.

September 27, 2018 In The News

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have introduced a bill aiming to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer, and establish a clearer structure for information technology reporting in the administration.

The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 would rename the Office of E-Government to the Office of the Federal CIO, Hurd's office said Wednesday.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) proudly supported an appropriations package that funds the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Health and Human Services through Fiscal Year 2019. The bill includes funding for educational grants, the Meals on Wheels program, and a pay raise for men and women in the military, amongst others. After leaving the House Floor, Hurd released the following statement:

September 25, 2018 In The News

The U.S. could face heightened national security threats and lose its economic edge if the government doesn’t step up its game when it comes to artificial intelligence, according to a pair of oversight lawmakers.

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., on Tuesday published a report detailing the current state of the country’s artificial intelligence ecosystem and offering recommendations for how government could steer and accomodate the technology’s development in the years ahead.

September 25, 2018 In The News

Artificial intelligence technologies are capable of disrupting every aspect of society and the United States must do more to maintain leadership in the area, the leaders of a House panel said in a report released Tuesday.

September 25, 2018 In The News

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., today released a new white paper on artificial intelligence (AI) that urges the Federal government to increase its engagement with the technology. The paper focuses its attention on four key issue areas–workforce, privacy, biases, and malicious use of AI–and provides concrete recommendations for each area.

September 25, 2018 In The News

A new congressional report on artificial intelligence calls on the government to increase its spending on AI research and development and focus on bringing more AI skills into the federal workforce.

The report, released on Sept. 25 by the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology, makes broad recommendations that could be used to guide legislation in future Congresses, subcommittee chairman Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said in a call with ranking member Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) and reporters on Tuesday.