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June 25, 2020 In The News

The Trump administration will not block a Chinese-owned company from building a wind farm in Texas near the Air Force’s largest pilot training base, a person familiar with the decision told Foreign Policy, allowing a project to move forward that lawmakers fear could be used to spy on American troops, disrupt flight routes, and give Beijing a foothold in the U.S. electrical grid.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) issued the following statement after the release of the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s report on a strategy to defend the United States against emerging cyber threats:

“The cybersecurity threats to the United States continue to grow each and every day, and our government, economy and society must work together to deter and mitigate the consequences of successful cyber-attacks. This report lays out a comprehensive strategy for confronting head on the challenges our nation faces.

January 14, 2020 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Over the past week, you may have seen news coverage of the death of Qassem Soleimani and escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. The events that have unfolded over the last few weeks have made it even clearer that the Iranian regime and its proxies are the responsible parties for the escalation of tensions between our two countries. Iran is not a victim here; they are the culprits.

December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the bipartisan bill by U.S. Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23) and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) to ensure the intelligence community prioritizes resources to combat drug trafficking, human trafficking and human smuggling in the Northern Triangle and Mexico passed the House as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

August 14, 2019 In The News

It feels like months ago. Except it's only been 10 days. Ten days since a 21-year-old white supremacist entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and killed 22 people while injuring 26 others. Mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, aunts, uncles, children, friends. Thirteen hours later, America would wake up to the news that a 24-year-old entered Dayton, Ohio's Ned Peppers Bar and murdered 10 people, including his own sister, and injured 27 more.

July 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined fellow Texas Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-08) last week to fight for benefits for our Texas retired public servants by introducing the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2019. This bipartisan bill makes fairer the Social Security benefits for our retired workers by repealing the modified benefit formula known as the Windfall Elimination Provision.

March 12, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

I have devoted the entirety of my adult life to keeping Americans safe. For nearly a decade, I served as an undercover officer in the CIA during the Global War on Terror. My job was to stop bad people from doing bad things in our homeland.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Computer science major, CIA undercover officer, cybersecurity entrepreneur and former IT Subcommittee chair U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined his colleagues to introduce bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices.

February 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) introduced the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendment Act of 2019 (H.R. 1392) with fellow border Reps. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28). This bipartisan bill streamlines and amends the overtime payment process so that the hardworking men and women in border patrol have the flexibility to be properly compensated for the dangerous jobs they perform.

February 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After the Senate passage of the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act on February 5, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) released the following statement: