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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

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February 20, 2017 In The News
Despite chilly U.S.-Mexico relations, the San Antonio-based North American Development Bank is forging ahead with requests for hundreds of millions of dollars in new loan capital to expand the border-zone development bank’s lending capacity in new types of projects.
 
A bill has been filed by U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, to keep the ball rolling on government funding for the bank overseen by the treasury departments of both countries.
 
February 3, 2017 In The News

A cohort of Texas politicians have drafted a bipartisan stand-alone bill — to be introduced soon — that would fund the San Antonio-based North American Development Bank, according to a copy of the bill obtained by the Business Journal.

February 2, 2017 In The News

A rise in Mexican gas prices is having a ripple effect on the U.S. side of the border. The Mexican government is moving to lift price controls on gasoline. On the free market, prices are skyrocketing. Border lawmakers say this controversial decision is spilling into West Texas.

"When there’s uncertainty, you oftentimes see strife," said Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX).

January 23, 2017 In The News

The United States has always been a bit of a bully when it comes to Mexico, seizing Texas and California from it in a bitter war memorialized in that country's national anthem.

December 31, 2016 In The News

Supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement are strategizing on how to react to President-Elect Donald Trump’s strong opposition.

“NAFTA is the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere,” Trump said, during the presidential election campaign.

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, spoke at an event titled “Road Ahead for NAFTA” earlier this month. It was organized by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

December 15, 2016 In The News

Miguel Perez is feeling anxious. As the owner of a leasing company operating along the U.S.-Mexico border, Perez is keenly aware that trade and Mexico emerged among this year’s boogeymen, with President-elect Donald Trump at times sounding highly critical of both. But now that the contentious election is over, Perez hopes the president-elect and those closest to him will understand what Americans living along the border have known for generations: trading with our neighbor to the south is a good thing.

The good news for Perez is that many in Congress agree.

November 23, 2016 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – U.S. Representative Will Hurd, who represents over 800 miles of the Texas-Mexico border, returned Tuesday evening from meetings in Mexico City to promote North American competitiveness and energy security.

Highlights of the 36-hour trip include:

October 10, 2016 Hurd on the Hill

The United States has lacked leadership in the areas of national defense, cybersecurity, and border security for too long, creating systemic challenges to the safety of Americans. Additionally, all too often, politicians are out of reach and out of touch with those they represent.

But my momma always told me, you are either part of the problem or you are part of the solution. So I ran for Congress.

October 3, 2016 Press Release

Fort Stockton, TX—For his outstanding representation of the West Texas agriculture industry, U.S. Representative Will Hurd was presented with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award at the Pecos-Reeves Farm Bureau annual meeting.

June 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington DC – Today, the House of Representatives approved a formal resolution in response to the President’s proposed tax increase on oil and energy production.  U.S. Representative Will Hurd, whose district covers portions of both the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin, told the Obama Administration ‘no’ to tax hikes for the energy sector during an economic downturn that has already costs Texans tens of thousands of jobs.