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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

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May 27, 2017 In The News

President Trump Thursday night reversed earlier White House comments that the U.S. would withdraw from NAFTA. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Will Hurd, R-TX, about NAFTA and the southern border wall.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

President Trump called the leaders of Canada and Mexico last night to say he wanted to renegotiate that deal. This came after White House officials had said earlier in the day that the president intended to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Now he says he's not doing that for now.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—In the wake of the devastating terrorist attack in Manchester, England, U.S. Representative Will Hurd, a former undercover-CIA officer who served for almost a decade overseas re-introduced two national security bills designed to prevent terrorists from traveling undetected to and from Western countries. 

May 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- A consistent champion of the U.S.-Mexico partnership, today U.S. Representative Will Hurd reaffirmed his commitment to fostering the relationship with bipartisan legislation. The resolution, introduced alongside Homeland Security Chair Michael McCaul (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY), supports the U.S.' continued commitment to a partnership based on mutual respect and bilateral cooperation on security issues and trade.

May 10, 2017 Press Release

While on a fact-finding mission to Ukraine learning about Russian active measures in Eastern Europe, Congressman Will Hurd who sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued the following statement regarding the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey:

"While I understand the desire to maintain the public trust in the FBI, the timing of James Comey's firing is troubling, especially since the Justice Department Inspector General was conducting an independent investigation into Comey's handling of the Clinton email case.

April 29, 2017 In The News

The policy proposals regarding a possible border adjustment tax or an abrogated NAFTA emerging out of Washington are troubling, but I also see them as an opportunity for outreach and education.

I recently joined an amazing group of community leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, and nonprofit directors from El Paso and Juárez who met with members of Congress to discuss these important issues.

April 28, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, reintroduced his Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act in the House on Friday as Congress dodged an eleventh hour budget fight that would have shut down the government. Hurd told MeriTalk that the timing is designed to get the bill through markup and onto the floor for votes as soon as possible.

April 28, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is taking a second bite at the IT modernization apple. Hurd introduced the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act April 28 with minor tweaks to assuage any concerns by the Congressional Budget Office.

Hurd’s second version of the bill is almost identical to last session’s version, which while widely supported by the Obama administration and the House, lost steam in the Senate partly because of a high budget score by CBO.

April 28, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is taking a second bite at the IT modernization apple. Hurd introduced the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act April 28 with minor tweaks to assuage any concerns by the Congressional Budget Office.

Hurd’s second version of the bill is almost identical to last session’s version, which while widely supported by the Obama administration and the House, lost steam in the Senate partly because of a high budget score by CBO.

April 27, 2017 In The News

You could call me an adopted child of the border.

A native of the northern Mexican state of Durango, I spent much of my childhood between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. As a boy, I stared at a Christmas star shining from the Franklin Mountains in El Paso, wondering whether that was what the First World looked like. Later in life, as a journalist, I have roamed the 2,000-mile border by car and by foot, alone and with colleagues.

April 27, 2017 In The News

The dust rises with the softest touch. It clings to your clothes, sucking the moisture from your skin, making breathing an effort.

When the wind blows - and it is blowing hard today - the earth billows up and races across the desert, rare clouds under a thirsty sky.

These are the border lands of west Texas. The only water to be seen is the Rio Grande, the river which separates Mexico and the United States.

There is plenty of support for President Donald Trump in this big, red Republican state but, along the frontier, precious few are fans of his wall.