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August 22, 2017 In The News

If for some unfathomable reason you are planning to follow a congressman through a baking-hot Texas summer, I recommend you choose Will Hurd. He’s personable, mild-mannered, and clearly in command of the issues. Also, he holds many of his town halls in Dairy Queens, so you can cool off with a Blizzard while you wait for the event to start.

August 13, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) took to the road this week for his DC2DQ trek across the state, hosting town hall meetings at nearly every “Texas stop sign,” or Dairy Queen, within his district between El Paso and San Antonio – 20 stops in all.

Though opponents brought signs of their own, protesting everything from his stand on Planned Parenthood to the divisive climate in Washington, D.C., Hurd spoke of the bills he’s sponsored, made promises on tax reform, and answered a blizzard of constituent questions.

August 13, 2017 In The News

The Ella Austin Community Center’s auditorium was packed Saturday afternoon, as a crowd of about 200 filled the seats and lined the walkways, sweating in anticipation of the town hall meeting centered around health care and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Because the air conditioning system in the auditorium was no match for the sweltering summer day and full house, Ella Austin CEO Anthony Hargrove asked the crowd to “bear with [him]” as the AC worked double-duty.

July 31, 2017 In The News

Last week, Carlos Curbelo ventured across the Capitol to see his hero, Arizona Sen. John McCain, speak about the need for compromise in Congress.

The moderate from Miami listened intently as the maverick from Arizona, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, chided colleagues from both parties on the Senate floor about the dangers of naked partisanship.

“Just had the special privilege of being in the Senate Chamber to welcome John McCain back to D.C.,” Curbelo tweeted. “He's a national hero & one of my heroes.”

June 29, 2017 In The News

The Big Bend Regional Hospital District board informally agreed last week to contribute water to Terlingua and Study Butte after a major water pump failed, causing serious water supply problems.

Executive Director Quinton Sledge told the board the district learned of the problem too late to get an item on the agenda, which has to be published at least 72 hours before the meeting.

June 20, 2017 In The News

Travel delays waylaid his arrival, so by the time U.S. Rep. Will Hurd arrived at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on Monday, his audience was primed.

The group wanted to hear a defense of NAFTA, the embattled quarter century-old trade agreement that economists have credited with easing the flow of people and goods between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

June 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Recently, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced his decision to implement the same Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the Department of Defense (DoD), in an effort to synchronize patients’ healthcare records once they leave the military.

U.S. Representative Will Hurd, who has advocated for EHR interoperability, released the following statement.

June 7, 2017 In The News

The General Services Administration announced Wednesday its tech wing—the Technology Transformation Service—will move into the Federal Acquisition Service in an effort to work better with the White House.

 

GSA also changed the name to Technology Transformation Services (that’s an added "s"), according to a press statement from GSA Acting Administrator Tim Horne. The group will reside under the FAS umbrella.

 

June 5, 2017 In The News

Republicans in Congress have four issues on their agenda ahead of the August recess, but investigations into Russian cyberattacks could derail them all. Texans are well-positioned to potentially play key roles on all of those issues.

After a sour spring, Congress is prepping for the summertime blues.

With the August recess just a few weeks away, there is one question on everyone's mind on Capitol Hill: Can Republicans move any major legislation this summer? Or if not that, can they even move basic, must-pass bills to keep the government functioning normally?

June 4, 2017 In The News

The Solution joined the Chamber of Commerce Friday afternoon, celebrating their efforts to serve Del Rio’s health-conscious community for one year.

Community members, chamber officials, and U.S. representative Will Hurd were in attendance as The Solution owners Silvia and J.J. Garza cut the ceremonious ribbon to enter the chamber.