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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.
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.
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.
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will elevate the role of agency CIOs.
The order, issued Tuesday afternoon, will require that agency CIOs report directly to the agency head. It will also make CIOs voting members of bureau-level IT governance boards in a bid to increase their enterprise awareness, and give them increased hiring powers.
EL PASO, TX – The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was recognized by the state of Texas as Small Chamber of the Year and as Chamber of the Year at the 2018 U.S. Chamber Convention. Thrilled by the news, U.S. Representative Will Hurd issued 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.
The Modernizing Government Technology Act will likely become law soon, as the Senate passed the bill Thursday as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.
The chamber passed the defense bill with a voice vote two days after the House approved it, clearing the way for the president’s anticipated signature to make it law.
For the second time in Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s relatively short life, it has been recognized for the rigor of its cybersecurity certification program.
The National Security Agency renewed the university’s designation as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through 2022.
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.