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August 13, 2018 In The News

Texas business leaders are cheering the news that a deal to save the North American Free Trade Agreement could be signed by the end of the month, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo tells reporters he is "constructively engaged" in the trade talks with the US, and the two sides are "getting to as close as possible." 

Mexican officials returned to Washington of talks with US officials on a number of contentious issues as part of a potential agreement on NAFTA. 

August 12, 2018 In The News

A medley of folks streamed into Confluence Park on San Antonio’s South Side Sunday: yoga pants-wearing women sat cross-legged at a pavilion, father and son tossed a baseball around, and men toting fishing rods went in search of their big catch.

But missing from the scene outdoors was a classroom of school children taking free hacking lessons from some of the U.S. military’s most skilled cyberwarriors.

August 10, 2018 In The News

Military veteran unemployment is declining nationwide, but Rep. Will Hurd believes they need more pathways toward the information technology sector after their service.

Hurd (R-Helotes) met with officials from the nonprofit Project QUEST and Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy on Thursday as those entities aim to increase access and awareness about their programs to military veterans.

July 23, 2018 In The News

A Texas congressman warned of the growing threat quantum computing presents if competitors such as Russia or China achieve the technological feat first.

Speaking July 20 at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said “whoever gets to true quantum computing first will be able to negate all the encryption that we’ve ever done to date. That is why China, that is why Russia is sucking up ciphertext.”

July 11, 2018 In The News

With the creation of a White House Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence in May, the Trump administration unveiled its philosophical approach to AI innovation: The United States should lead the world, and the way to get there is by keeping any regulations at bay.

June 25, 2018 Hurd on the Hill

Did you eat today? Did you put on clothes? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, you have a farmer or a rancher to thank. We often forget that the everyday goods we rely on to survive exist because of the hours of hard work put in each day by the men and women of our nation’s agriculture industry.

June 1, 2018 In The News

Area businesses and, ultimately, consumers likely will pay more for products ranging from a six-pack of beer to a car in the wake of tariffs placed on steel and aluminum imported from many of the United States’ closest trading partners, including Mexico.

May 31, 2018 In The News

Potential legislation being conceptualized by a local congressman and his colleagues would create a new Cyber National Guard and could position San Antonio as a hub for the program.

For the past year, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, who represents Texas' 23rd Congressional District, has been working on a bill – not yet filed – with Reps. Robin Kelly of Illinois and Ruben Gallego of Arizona, both Democrats.

May 21, 2018 In The News

Two months after efforts to protect “Dreamers” fractured into a frenzy of opposing factions, a rebellion of House Republican moderates — including San Antonio’s Will Hurd — could force Congress to try again.

 Their gambit, which ran headlong into a counterattack by conservatives using the fight to derail a major farm bill last week, is just a few votes short of a majority that could trigger a series of votes offering hope to beneficiaries of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

May 21, 2018 In The News

Hey Congress, let’s have that debate and vote on DACA.

Let’s put these competing proposals on border security and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to the test. Let’s see where the chips fall on the House floor, as opposed to meaningless rhetoric and inflammatory red meat.

That’s what U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, is pushing for even though Republican leadership appears to hate the idea.