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January 31, 2020 Press Release

EAGLE PASS, TX —This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced grant funding through the Head Start education program for Native American tribes across the country, including the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas in Eagle Pass. Thrilled by the news, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) released the following statement:

January 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) showed his continued support for expanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and our nation’s veterans by helping pass a bipartisan bill that promotes veteran participation in related curriculum and career fields.

December 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) showed his continued strong support for educational opportunities of students of all backgrounds by helping pass two bipartisan education bills in the House. Hurd proudly supported the following bipartisan Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) bills:

October 13, 2019 Press Release

MARATHON, TX – Yesterday evening U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined the Big Bend Conservancy, Acting Director of the National Park Service (NPS) David Vela and other stakeholders and park advocates at the Gage Hotel in Marathon to support the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend National Park, which opened on June 12, 1944.

At the event, Rep. Hurd reminded guests that nature is not a destination but our home, and we must remember that conservation is vital to ensuring our parks and public lands remain beautiful and accessible for future generations.

April 15, 2019 Press Release

COLLEGE STATION, TX – U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) was recognized by the Texas A&M University Dwight College of Engineering as a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award. Hurd is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ’99, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and minor in international studies.

March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) showed his continued support for South and West Texas teachers by cosponsoring the bipartisan Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act (H.R. 878), introduced by Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04). This bill would double the amount educators are able to deduct on qualified out-of-pocket classroom expenses, including basic school supplies, books and other instructional materials. Texas teachers give everything they have to educating our children, and this bill will allow them to take a little back.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

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.

February 8, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

As your Representative, one of my top priorities is making sure Congress enacts policies that create economic opportunity and give every family a chance at the American dream. Education is an essential part of these efforts. Without a well-educated workforce the next generation will be unable to take full advantage of the opportunities available in the 21st century economy.

February 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) introduced a bipartisan bill with Rep. Susan Davis (CA-49) to reauthorize the grant program Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), continuing his efforts to champion educational opportunities for Texans. U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

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: