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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

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April 20, 2017 In The News

Durante la visita que el procurador general, Jeff Sessions, y el secretario de Seguridad Interna, John Kelly, harán este jueves a El Paso, funcionarios electos de la región buscarán convencerlos de que la construcción del muro fronterizo será una estrategia costosa y poco efectiva.El alcalde Oscar Leeser confirmó que solicitó y le fue programada una reunión con los dos oficiales del Gobierno federal con mayores competencias en política migratoria, quienes visitan juntos por primera vez esta región, como parte de un recorrido que incluirá también San Diego, California.

April 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and John Kelly, the head of DHS, will be in El Paso on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd told ABC-7.

The Republican congressman, who was in the Lower Valley for several groundbreaking events Wednesday, said he will not be in attendance when Sessions and Secretary Kelly tour the border.

Still, Hurd said it's important for Washington lawmakers to check out the border themselves.

April 12, 2017 Press Release

San Antonio, TX -- In response to today's announcement that video-streaming giant Hulu has selected San Antonio to be home to a new service center, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement:

“Hulu coming to San Antonio is a testament to the hard work of the City and County leaders to attract high-paying jobs to the tech community. Hulu realized what we’ve known all along –San Antonio is a powerhouse of innovation and creativity. This is great news for our community and economy, and I look forward to welcoming Hulu to the Alamo City.” 

 

 

April 12, 2017 In The News

As the Trump administration's trade policies continue to take shape, two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle visited Laredo on Wednesday to continue making the case that the North American Free Trade Agreement helps both the U.S. and Mexico.

Sen. John Cornyn, the state’s senior Republican, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, met with Mayor Pete Saenz and business leaders in the area to see how the 23-year-old pact among the U.S., Mexico and Canada is affecting South Texas.

April 12, 2017 In The News

It has long been a commonly held view in federal IT circles that legacy systems are inherently insecure, largely because they do not receive regular security patches for outdated software and code. That’s one of the reasons why the Obama administration pushed so hard on IT modernization, and why the Trump administration will likely embrace that approach.

April 10, 2017 In The News

Federal chief information officers from every Cabinet agency, large agency and a select few small agencies made a trip to the White House over the last month to provide a 30-minute brain dump to the Trump administration.

Multiple sources say Chris Liddell, the assistant to the president for strategic initiatives, and Matt Lira, the special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives, brought in CIOs one after another to get a handle on priorities, challenges and opportunities in each agency and governmentwide.

April 7, 2017 In The News

If passed, new legislation co-sponsored by a local representative would unlock millions in federal funding for U.S. military veterans to more readily afford computer coding bootcamps.

The Veteran Employment through Technology Education Courses Act, introduced on Apr. 6 by California U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, is meant to bolster the volume of veterans attending computer coding schools. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd co-sponsored the bill.

April 3, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

Coding is the language of the 21st Century economy, and if our kids can’t speak it, they’re going to be left behind.

I am not just referring to jobs at tech companies. Employers from HEB to Toyota are actively hiring tech professionals, at salaries significantly higher than the statewide average, to deal with everything from inventory and logistics to anti-hacking and privacy protection. I just heard about a cattle rancher from the San Antonio-area who has created an online marketplace, proving that even agriculture is following the digital trend.

March 28, 2017 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – During a three-day workshop this weekend in San Antonio, more than 40 middle and high school math teachers from 16 school districts between San Antonio and Socorro were taught how to incorporate coding and computer science lessons into their curriculums. This initiative was led by U.S.

March 28, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s budget request is going to bring back a proposal for a centralized IT modernization fund housed in the Office of Management and Budget, Republican Rep. Will Hurd told FedScoop on Tuesday.