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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

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July 19, 2017 In The News

With the release of its objectives, the Trump administration is now ready to begin negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement in mid-August.

In an 18-page report released on Monday, U.S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer highlighted the administration's objective to renegotiate the 24-year-old free trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

July 15, 2017 In The News

Como ya lo informó La Política Online, la agenda de Luis Videgaray -quizás la más intensa desde que asumió como canciller- durante su viaje de trabajo por Estados Unidos tuvo como objeto reforzar vínculos con actores clave para la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio, luego de la polémico reunión de Enrique Peña Nieto y Donald Trump en Alemania, durante la cumbre del G-20.

July 13, 2017 In The News

As the Senate grapples with health care legislation , an IT modernization bill that sailed through the House of Representative and enjoys White House support still awaits committee markup.

The Modernizing Government Technology Act, introduced by Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and cosponsored by 18 bipartisan lawmakers, passed the House on a voice vote in May -- within three weeks of its 2017 introduction under a slimmed-down score from the Congressional Budget Office.

July 12, 2017 In The News

The White House Office of American Innovation has its crosshairs set on improving federal customer service, a major challenge because of the government’s "near monopoly" in providing poor service delivery.  

The White House’s customer service effort is linked to modernizing government technology and will include long-term “strategic, multiyear projects,” according to Chris Liddell, assistant to the president and director of strategic initiatives.

July 10, 2017 In The News

Many feel the 2015 data breach at the Office of Personnel Management served as a wake-up call for the federal government. In many ways, it was more of a confirmation of what many had feared would eventually happen.

June 28, 2017 In The News

Ready for your national park summer vacation? Here’s a helpful gear list: tent, hiking boots, fly rod, tool belt, backhoe…

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June 24, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump's foreign policy is endangering Houston's economy. 

As the nation's leading exporting city, our region is particularly vulnerable to blowback from Trump's clumsy and boorish behavior on the world stage. Whether it's Mexico looking for new international suppliers or the leaders of Canada, Germany and France declaring Trump an unreliable ally, our president is alienating the customers for most of our goods.

June 23, 2017 In The News

Today, at 1 p.m. the San Felipe Independent School District will be signing a contract at Laughlin Air Force Base with base officials, which will be the first step toward opening a new Science Technology Engineering and Math elementary school for children of base-deployed personnel, as well as for children from the community of Del Rio.

 

June 21, 2017 In The News

A “cyber National Guard” might be the best answer to helping fill more than 10,000 vacant IT-related positions across the federal government, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said Wednesday.

As his IT reform legislation waits for Senate action, Hurd told the GovProtect17 security conference in Washington that he’ll next lend his support to a bill that would create a National Guard for cybersecurity.

June 20, 2017 In The News

Travel delays waylaid his arrival, so by the time U.S. Rep. Will Hurd arrived at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on Monday, his audience was primed.

The group wanted to hear a defense of NAFTA, the embattled quarter century-old trade agreement that economists have credited with easing the flow of people and goods between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.