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January 16, 2019 Press Release

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:

January 7, 2019 In The News

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.

January 4, 2019 Press Release

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.

January 4, 2019 In The News

Less than two months after the Senate failed to take up the Federal CIO Authorization Act, the bipartisan bill’s cosponsors reintroduced it to the House Friday.

Sponsored by Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill. and Will Hurd, R-Texas, the bill is unchanged from the version that passed the House unanimously on Nov. 30 but died in the Senate. The legislation’s main intent is to elevate the authority of the federal chief information officer by moving the position to a direct report to the Office of Management and Budget director.

January 4, 2019 In The News

The bill to elevate the authority of the federal CIO didn’t make it out of the 115th Congress, but that doesn’t mean its authors are giving up on it.

Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Will Hurd, R-Texas, reintroduced legislation Friday that would make the federal CIO a presidential appointee who reports directly to the director of the Office of Management and Budget. It would also codify the federal CISO position as a presidential appointee who reports directly to the federal CIO.

January 4, 2019 In The News

Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Will Hurd, R-Texas reintroduced today their Federal CIO Authorization Act, which is intended to elevate and reauthorize the role of the Federal CIO. A previous version of the legislation passed unanimously out of the House on Nov. 30, 2018.

December 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed the Museum and Library Services Act (S. 3530), a bipartisan initiative to ensure the continued success of our libraries and museums across the nation originally introduced by Senator Reed (D-RI). U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined representatives Reps. Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and David McKinley (WV-01) to introduce the House companion and push the bill to the finish line.

December 18, 2018 In The News

Undocumented immigrant children will be released quicker from the Tornillo tent city and other shelters after a policy change regarding the fingerprinting of sponsors' households.

A backlog of FBI background checks of sponsor families had been blamed for delaying the release of unaccompanied immigrant children held in Tornillo and other government-contracted shelters across the nation.

December 17, 2018 In The News

As the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee marked the fourth anniversary of the passage of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) with the releases of the seventh iteration of its scorecard, there was plenty to celebrate.

No agency received an “F” grade for the first time. While there were no “As” either, there were 11 “Bs” and every agency either improved or stayed the course.

December 17, 2018 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

There is a spirit of joy and giving in the air this time of year that goes unmatched, no matter the occasion celebrated. From getting together with family and loved ones to giving back to those in need, the holidays bring out the best in each of us and our nation as a whole. As this season continues, I encourage everyone to take time to reflect on this spirit of the season and carry a perspective of kindness, civility and cooperation into the New Year.