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Most folks aren’t accountants, myself included. And if you are not a CPA or a tax code expert, the idea of major tax reform can sound perplexing. Before the New Year, our tax code was four million words long – the same length as the Old and New testaments times five. When previously crisscrossing the 29 counties in the 23rd District of Texas, I consistently heard that our tax code was too confusing and left the average American behind. That’s why I worked with my colleagues in 2017 to create a simpler, fairer tax code, so that hardworking folks get the tax breaks they deserve.
Speaker Paul Ryan is impaneling an informal working group of moderate Republicans and immigration hard-liners to find a solution for so-called Dreamers that the House GOP conference can support.
Congressman Will Hurd has introduced two amendments to the Border Security for America Act that would use cutting edge technology instead of a large wall to secure the U.S/Mexico border.
Earlier this year, Hurd brought up an idea for something he calls a “SMART” wall. It uses a series of cameras, drones and other tech to monitor activity along the border.
He says he’s been getting some good response form both sides of Congress from Lawmakers who realize the need for more security.
Congressman Will Hurd represents Texas’ 23rd district, one of the largest congressional districts in the country spanning over 800 miles of the border. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss cybersecurity, his work on counterterrorism in special operations overseas, and the current issues surrounding race in our culture.
Legisladores demócratas de Estados Unidos se rebelaron hoy ante la dura propuesta migratoria que el presidente Donald Trump envió el domingo al Congreso y en la que condiciona una solución para los "soñadores" con la construcción del muro con México.
La propuesta ha generado un gran malestar entre los demócratas y algunos hoy amenazaron con boicotear cualquier propuesta legislativa de Trump si sigue adelante con su plan migratorio.
A pesar de que lo prometió una y otra vez el presidente Donald Trump rompió su promesa y vinculó la financiación del muro fronterizo con el futuro de DACA en la reforma migratoria que envió ayer al Congreso.
Por esta razón legisladores demócratas se rebelaron hoy ante la dura propuesta migratoria que el presidente Donald Trump está promoviendo desde la Casa Blanca.
Conflicting messages from congressional minority leaders and President Donald Trump after a bipartisan meeting Wednesday at the White House have left Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients confused and uncertain.
“Just like I have (had) for the past five years, anxiety,” said Seven Flores, who has been shielded from deportation since 2013 under DACA. “It’s difficult to know what’s going to happen.”“We have reached an understanding on this issue,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, after the White House meeting.
Equifax’s chief executive was formally invited Wednesday to testify Oct. 3 before Congress by top members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The invitation to Chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith comes less than a week after Equifax, a massive multinational credit reporting company, announced a data breach affecting up to 143 million Americans.
MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:
President Trump threw a dinner party at the White House last night. On the guest list were Republicans and Democrats. And on the menu, overhauling the tax code. The president is hoping to win support for his yet to be revealed plan to rewrite tax legislation. This, of course, comes a week after Trump cut a deal with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government into December. And that is the starting point for our conversation with Texas Republican Will Hurd. He's on the line.
Good morning, Congressman.
To House Republicans who don’t like the funding deal President Donald Trump made with Democrats, Rep. Will Hurd has a message: Get yourself together, or quit complaining.
Otherwise, get used to the feeling of watching the Republican president brag about how much he’s getting done with Chuck and Nancy.