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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

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April 20, 2017 In The News

Durante la visita que el procurador general, Jeff Sessions, y el secretario de Seguridad Interna, John Kelly, harán este jueves a El Paso, funcionarios electos de la región buscarán convencerlos de que la construcción del muro fronterizo será una estrategia costosa y poco efectiva.El alcalde Oscar Leeser confirmó que solicitó y le fue programada una reunión con los dos oficiales del Gobierno federal con mayores competencias en política migratoria, quienes visitan juntos por primera vez esta región, como parte de un recorrido que incluirá también San Diego, California.

April 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and John Kelly, the head of DHS, will be in El Paso on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd told ABC-7.

The Republican congressman, who was in the Lower Valley for several groundbreaking events Wednesday, said he will not be in attendance when Sessions and Secretary Kelly tour the border.

Still, Hurd said it's important for Washington lawmakers to check out the border themselves.

April 14, 2017 In The News

After watching Orlando just miss the cut for federal counter-terrorism grants the past two years, Orlando’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings is putting together a bipartisan push to get such money increased to help mid-sized cities.

Demings and U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a Texas Republican whose hometown of San Antonio also got passed over for the most recent grants, claim 19 other members of Congress, in a bipartisan group, calling for an increase in counter-terrorism funding for the nation’s at-risk cities.

April 13, 2017 In The News

North Korea has issued a forceful response to the deployment of a US naval strike group to the region, saying it would counter "reckless acts of aggression" with "whatever methods the US wants to take."

April 12, 2017 In The News

As the Trump administration's trade policies continue to take shape, two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle visited Laredo on Wednesday to continue making the case that the North American Free Trade Agreement helps both the U.S. and Mexico.

Sen. John Cornyn, the state’s senior Republican, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, met with Mayor Pete Saenz and business leaders in the area to see how the 23-year-old pact among the U.S., Mexico and Canada is affecting South Texas.

April 10, 2017 In The News

Federal chief information officers from every Cabinet agency, large agency and a select few small agencies made a trip to the White House over the last month to provide a 30-minute brain dump to the Trump administration.

Multiple sources say Chris Liddell, the assistant to the president for strategic initiatives, and Matt Lira, the special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives, brought in CIOs one after another to get a handle on priorities, challenges and opportunities in each agency and governmentwide.

April 7, 2017 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – In response to last night’s strikes against an air base in Syria, U.S Representative Will Hurd issued the following statement:  

“Bashar al-Assad showed a disregard for human life and longstanding norms against chemical weapons with his barbaric attack this week. Last night’s strikes were a limited, proportional, and retaliatory response directly to these actions.  

April 7, 2017 In The News

Local congressmen are split on if the missile launches in Syria were or were not the right call, but they all agreed they need to collectively figure out what is the next move.

The missile strike that lit up the night sky in Syria on Thursday also lit up a debate on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Helotes) called it the “right move.”

April 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to Chairman Devin Nunes’ announcement this morning, U.S. Representative Will Hurd, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement:

"The American people deserve nothing less than the truth when it comes to this serious investigation into Russian interference in our election. From the beginning, the committee has sought to operate in a bipartisan and thorough manner and I look forward to continuing this investigation with my colleagues.”

April 5, 2017 Editorial

BY REP. WILL HURD (R-TEXAS), OPINION CONTRIBUTOR -