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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Artificial intelligence and the cyber workforce will be front and center when the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT comes back for the 116th Congress.
Both Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), currently the chairman and ranking member of the subcommittee, respectively, said they want to see progress across the government in both of these areas.
PECOS, TX – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) named Joshua Price and Daniel Paris of Pecos High School the winners of this year’s TX-23 Congressional App Challenge, a competition aimed at encouraging high school students to code by creating their own digital applications. After their friend lost his life in a car accident, the Pecos High School students created an application called “Drive Safe,” to provide a convenient way for drivers to contact emergency services and loved ones without having to reach for their phone after an accident.