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Washington, DC – Reinforcing his commitment to keeping Americans safe, U.S. Representative Will Hurd joined his colleagues to fund our national defense through fiscal year 2017. The bill provides appropriations for our men and women in uniform, their operations, as well as research and development of innovative military technologies, and Overseas Contingency Operations to fight international terrorism. This bill will also allow critical projects at Laughlin AFB, JBSA, and Ft. Bliss to move forward.
The Trump administration has revealed what the wall on the Mexican border will look like — 30-foot concrete barriers.
The description was included in a modification the Department of Homeland Security made Friday to a preliminary notification for bids.
“For planning we anticipate procuring concrete wall structures, nominally 30 feet tall, that will meet requirements for aesthetics, anti-climbing, and resistance to tampering or damage,” says the updated notice.
California Democrat Scott Peters, a former environmental lawyer, represents a majority Anglo district near the Mexican border town of Tijuana.
Texas Republican Will Hurd, a 39-year-old former CIA officer who’s nearly two decades younger that Peters, represents a majority Latino district a thousand miles to the east that spans 40 percent of America’s border with Mexico.
The right call–so says one San Antonio Congressman after hearing Attorney General Jeff Sessions answer questions about his newly come to light meetings with Ruussia’s Ambassador last year.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusing himself is the right move” Congressman Will Hurd told KTSA News.
Sessions has recused himself from any potential investigation in to ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s Campaign.
President Donald Trump’s marquee campaign promise was a wall along the length of the Southwest border, a mega-project he likened to the Great Wall of China, symbolizing a tough new stance on immigration.
It got one mention in his first speech Tuesday night to a joint meeting of Congress, where he promised to “soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border.”
But he also held out for the prospect of a deal on immigration reform.
President Trump’s pledge to build a wall along the US–Mexico border is quickly transforming from long shot campaign promise into official government policy, pushing one small Texas town to the front lines of a heated national debate.
Rep. Will Hurd had to run ahead of Donald Trump to retain his sprawling West Texas district, and the Republican has wasted no time establishing independence from the new president in the weeks since the inauguration.
President Donald Trump is poised to make good on his signature issue — a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border — starting in El Paso and two sites in Arizona and California, as the federal government begins seeking bids to build it.
The Department of Homeland Security quietly identified this week three sites where the government will build the first phase of the wall: near El Paso, Tucson, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif. However, the construction will replace already existing fencing that is “no longer effective” while the agency assesses the entire 2,000 mile border.
It's rodeo season in San Antonio, deep in the heart of Texas.
In the middle of a packed arena a cowboy clings on to a wildly bucking bronco.
This is a state with a proud heritage — and proud people.
Texans will tell you they're God-fearing, cattle-rearing, straight-talking folk, and while inside the ring it's strictly apolitical, outside they don't mince their words.
"Wall it up," says one Texan simply, when asked about President Trump's plans for the border. "We don't need the criminals in here. Wall it up."