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Folks in the 23rd District know well that West Texas energy fuels our economy. In fact, the Texas portion of the Permian Basin alone provides more than 444,000 jobs, contributes more than $60.2 billion to the Gross State Product of Texas and generates $113.6 billion in economic output for local communities.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd was proud to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of his tireless support for the business community. He released the following statement:
Women entrepreneurs make up a growing portion of our economy. In fact, the number of women-owned businesses in the United States increased five times over the last decade. Their presence is all the more evident in our backyard, as Texas is home to more than 890,000 women-owned businesses, the second most in the entire nation. Our great state is also ranked first for the “economic clout” of women-owned businesses, which means that women-owned companies in Texas grow more quickly in volume, in employment and in revenues than those anywhere else.
What do you call the facilitation of $2 million of goods and services across our borders every minute? In Texas, we call it NAFTA.
In Texas, more than one million jobs, and fourteen million nationwide, depend on trade with Mexico and Canada. Many of these Texas jobs are in the 23rd Congressional District. These jobs feed families in El Paso, San Antonio and everywhere in between. They include manufacturing, logistics, agriculture and energy. They fuel our local economies in West Texas, along the Rio Grande and all the way up I-35’s NAFTA superhighway.
Speaker Paul Ryan is impaneling an informal working group of moderate Republicans and immigration hard-liners to find a solution for so-called Dreamers that the House GOP conference can support.
WASHINGTON, DC – As Amazon continues evaluating locations for it’s second headquarters, U.S. Representative Will Hurd issued a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos championing the city of El Paso for site selection.
A Texas-based amnesty group called the plan by President Donald Trump to tie border security and immigration enforcement to a congressional bill to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program a “ransom note.” The group demands a clean bill issuing amnesty to approximately 800,000 of the so-called “DREAMers.”
While key White House technology leadership positions remain unfilled, President Donald Trump’s technology office is looking for ways to bring business professionals into government for short-term projects.
One of President Trump’s advisers on Thursday acknowledged that the administration has been slow to permanently fill top information technology roles in the federal government.
Chris Liddell, one of the officials in the White House Office of American Innovation, said that he would like the administration to move “faster” on filling vacant chief information officer (CIO) positions across the government.
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, is working on the text of his bill to create the Cyber National Guard, a scholarship program that will help train students for cybersecurity jobs in the Federal government.
Students who apply for the Cyber National Guard would receive scholarship money for cybersecurity training programs. Once the students graduate, they would spend the same number of years working for a Federal agency as they did receiving scholarship money to attend school.