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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

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February 20, 2017 In The News
Despite chilly U.S.-Mexico relations, the San Antonio-based North American Development Bank is forging ahead with requests for hundreds of millions of dollars in new loan capital to expand the border-zone development bank’s lending capacity in new types of projects.
 
A bill has been filed by U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, to keep the ball rolling on government funding for the bank overseen by the treasury departments of both countries.
 
February 17, 2017 In The News
If the Trump administration seeks to mobilize tens of thousands of National Guard troops to round up immigrants in the country illegally — a proposal that the White House forcefully denies was floated — it would meet fierce opposition from Texas Democrats in Congress and immigration rights advocates.
 
February 17, 2017 In The News

After Russia's "most important covert action" in history, hacking the Democratic National Committee, media and politics need to get out of the way as Congress sets out to define a "digital act of war" and the U.S. response, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, told Newsmax TV.

"We need to be having the conversation — we need to be talking about — what is a digital act of war?" Hurd, a nine-year veteran of the CIA and a recently tapped member of the House Intelligence Committee, told "The Joe Pags Show."

February 17, 2017 In The News

Faced with a future that includes a border wall, military leaders are telling congress that there will likely be a spillover effect as transnational criminal organizations will simply not stop shuttling drugs and people north.

“We found that when determined illegal traffickers meet a hard barrier on land, there is a percentage that will go to sea and try their hand there,” Navy Vice Admiral Charles Ray told a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on cartel operations this week.

February 16, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd on Tuesday took over a coveted seat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence at a time when cybersecurity and Russia’s intrusion into American politics present vexing questions in Washington.

February 16, 2017 In The News

On a Tuesday afternoon in mid-February, long-time Redford residents Enrique and Ruby Madrid welcomed about 25 Colorado high school students into their small living room. While Ruby prepared the kitchen for a lesson in making perfectly round tortillas, Enrique, a scholar of local history and culture, delivered a lecture on the border and Native American culture. From a three-ring binder, he showed the students a Scientific American article about the migration of human beings thousands of years ago from Northeastern Eurasia into North America and south into what is now Texas and Mexico.

February 14, 2017 In The News

President Trump is setting an ambitious timetable for the construction of his promised “big, beautiful border wall.” But aside from potential funding and political complications, geologists and law enforcement officials are pointing to what could be a bigger challenge: the terrain. 

Citing everything from bedrock depth to soil chemistry, experts say building a wall spanning the 2,000-mile border will be much tougher than erecting one of Trump's trademark skyscrapers.

February 11, 2017 In The News

El congresista Will Hurd, republicano por El Paso, fue nombrado al Grupo Interparlamentario México-Estados Unidos, donde participará en el diálogo legislativo para mejorar la seguridad, el comercio y la cooperación binacional.

El presidente de la Cámara de Representantes Paul Ryan dijo que nominó a Hurd por su conocimiento de la frontera y su experiencia en temas de seguridad y relaciones exteriores.

February 10, 2017 In The News

Republican Congressman Will Hurd - whose district spans 800 miles (1,290 km) of the Texas-Mexico border - on Friday criticized plans under consideration by the Trump administration to build walls and fences costing an estimated $21.6 billion to deter illegal immigration.

Reuters on Thursday revealed details of an internal report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that estimated the cost of covering the entire border. It called for the first phase of construction to begin in San Diego, California; El Paso, Texas and the Rio Grande Valley.

February 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Speaker of the House Paul Ryan recognized Representative Will Hurd’s leadership on border security, trade, and transnational cooperation, by appointing Hurd to the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group (IPG) for the 115th Congress.  The IPG is responsible for fostering dialogue between members of the United States and Mexican legislative bodies on issues of bilateral importance.