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January 16, 2019 Press Release

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:

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the recent announcement by the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to counter Chinese national security threats, former CIA undercover officer and cybersecurity entrepreneur U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23), who chairs the House IT Subcommittee and serves on the Homeland Security and Intelligence Committees, issued the following statement:

December 18, 2018 In The News

Undocumented immigrant children will be released quicker from the Tornillo tent city and other shelters after a policy change regarding the fingerprinting of sponsors' households.

A backlog of FBI background checks of sponsor families had been blamed for delaying the release of unaccompanied immigrant children held in Tornillo and other government-contracted shelters across the nation.

December 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On December 5, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) met with Moldovan Speaker of Parliament Andrian Candu and Moldovan Ambassador to the United States Cristina Balan. They affirmed the importance of the US-Moldova bilateral relationship and discussed a range of issues, including Moldovan efforts to counter Russian influence operations and Moldova’s upcoming parliamentary elections. They also addressed the need for continued progress with Moldova’s democratic reforms so that it can strengthen its cooperation and integration with Europe and the West.

November 29, 2018 In The News

As lawmakers called Thursday for stricter background checks and a public hearing to further investigate problems at a massive detention camp for migrant teens, the agency responsible for the shelter said it could take as long as a month to complete FBI fingerprint scans for the 2,100 staffers working there.

November 27, 2018 In The News

While they may not be home for Thanksgiving, those thousands of Army troops who are stationed on the Southwest Border will likely be back in their beds for Christmas, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The head of San Antonio based Army North, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, tells Politico that the first wave of troops will likely head home later this week after they completed stringing concertina wire and building base camps.

"You’re going to see a couple of things over the next week - some redeployments," Buchanan told the outlet.

October 23, 2018 In The News

The city of Presidio is rebuilding its international bridge to reinvigorate trade at the Mexican border.

This bridge can make all the difference for this small town.

Local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking for a new Presidio-Ojinada international rail bridge.

 

For Presidio, a small town of only 12,000 people, this rail line can make them a major player in the Texas economy.

October 23, 2018 In The News

La línea de ferrocarril South Orient se extiende en 391 millas, desde la frontera de Texas-México en Presidio a través de San Angelo hasta el sur de Coleman.

Este lunes se llevó a cabo el inicio de su renovación, el proyecto está financiado por una subvención denominada FASTLINE que Will Hurd, representante en el Congreso de los Estados Unidos por el Distrito 75, ayudó a obtener el año pasado.

October 23, 2018 In The News

An old West Texas rail line is one step closer to re-opening.

This week, county and state officials broke ground in Presidio on a $35-million project to reconstruct the South Orient Rail Line.

 

The 391-mile rail stretches from Mexico up to the Permian Basin. For years, sections of the line have been abandoned. And in 2008 a fire burned the rail bridge that connected Presidio to its sister city, Ojinaga.