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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

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March 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Martha McSally (AZ-02) and Will Hurd (TX-23), Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, sent an oversight letter asking for specific details of the Administration’s request for $999 million to plan, design, and construct the first installment of a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

March 12, 2017 In The News

There are few people with computer science backgrounds who work in the federal government. Long hours coupled with smaller salaries make it hard to recruit techies to Washington, according to Representative Ruben Gallego.

But one way to get more tech people to serve their country is to set up a cybersecurity reservist system, like a National Guard for digital security, said Gallego, a Democrat from Arizona.

March 12, 2017 In The News

The Trump administration’s transition teams are asking “all the questions” that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been asking for the last two years around IT, said Rep. Will Hurd in an interview with FedScoop.

During a chat with FedScoop at the SXSW Conference in Austin, the Texas Republican was optimistic about the future of government information technology and cybersecurity under a Trump administration. As chairman of the Subcommittee on Information Technology, Hurd has been pushing agencies to modernize their out-of-date and still aging IT systems.

March 7, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

Last week, I hosted my thirteenth live telephone town hall meeting in the last two years. Although they are no substitute for the 50-plus in-person town halls and more than 400 public events I have also led, telephone town hall meetings have allowed me to communicate with over 630,000 constituents since 2015.

March 4, 2017 In The News

The first weeks of the U.S. presidency for Donald trump has been a rocky one, dominated by mounting Russia problems.

A scandal over communications between key Trump aides and Russian officials ahead of the president’s inauguration widened yet again on Friday as it emerged that Trump’s senior aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner had met with Russia’s ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak.

It came at a time when the trump administration’s relationship with Russia was under close scrutiny.

March 3, 2017 In The News

The right call–so says one San Antonio Congressman after hearing Attorney General Jeff Sessions answer questions about his newly come to light meetings with Ruussia’s Ambassador last year.

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusing himself is the right move” Congressman Will Hurd told KTSA News.

Sessions has recused himself from any potential investigation in to ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s Campaign.

February 27, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd had to run ahead of Don­ald Trump to re­tain his sprawl­ing West Texas dis­trict, and the Re­pub­lic­an has wasted no time es­tab­lish­ing in­de­pend­ence from the new pres­id­ent in the weeks since the in­aug­ur­a­tion.

February 27, 2017 In The News

With healthcare data breaches occurring at a rate of more than one per day in 2016, it's vital for hospital administrators to understand their greatest vulnerabilities. Here is a bird's eye-view of the top areas of concern for hospitals this year.

February 20, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

When not working in DC, you can find me traveling to one of the communities in the twenty-nine counties across the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, to meet with constituents and learn about the issues most important to you. Sometimes I stop in half-a-dozen or more towns before flying back to DC on Monday.

Why is this so important? Because my job is to serve as your Representative, and hearing from you face-to-face allows me to better serve you.

February 17, 2017 In The News
Worried about the future of US cybersecurity under President Trump? Don't panic, say current and former government officials. 
 
Although Mr. Trump hasn't offered policy specifics, some former Obama administration officials said a draft executive order on cybersecurity, which has circulated in Washington, could offer welcome improvements on the technology front.