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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 – On April 5 and 6, U.S. Representative Will Hurd visited Brussels, Belgium for meetings with European Union (EU) and NATO officials. Participants affirmed the importance of continued collaboration between the U.S., EU, and NATO and discussed a range of issues, including Russian influence operations, counterterrorism cooperation, cybersecurity, and energy security. They also addressed the importance of coordination between the EU and NATO on common security challenges and threats.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd received the 2018 Government Eagle Award at last night’s Federal 100 award ceremony, which celebrates outstanding individual achievements in federal IT and is hosted by FCW. The Eagle Award recognizes one government leader and one industry leader out of the pool of Federal 100 winners who have made the greatest impact on federal IT that year.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement regarding the U.S. Treasury Department’s announcement to sanction five entities and 19 individuals in Russia involved in meddling with the 2016 U.S. election and other cyberattacks:
February marks Black History Month, an opportunity for all Americans to reflect upon and celebrate the countless contributions of African-Americans to our great nation. Having spent nine years as an undercover officer in the CIA, I had the opportunity to serve shoulder-to-shoulder with our brave men and women in uniform.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following the House of Representatives budget vote to fully fund our military, U.S. Representative Will Hurd issued the following statement:
Instead of debating whether or not Russia attempted to influence the 2016 elections—in ways that ranged from encouraging incorrect voting methods to promoting fake rallies to sharing false election stories—Americans should be debating how to counter this activity. The 2018 midterm elections are fast approaching, and the threat remains.
WASHINGTON, DC – Following the Senate introduction of the DHS Data Framework Act, companion legislation to the House bill introduced last year by U.S. Representative Will Hurd, Hurd released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) praised Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) for introducing the bipartisan Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act in the Senate. Like the House version, the Senate companion provides a permanent, legislative fix for DACA recipients and calls for smart border security measures to gain operational control of our borders by 2020. It is also a vehicle that will allow Congress to finally vote on long-term appropriations for our military and Department of Homeland Security.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23), Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, a bipartisan bill that protects DACA recipients from deportation while implementing new commonsense border security measures through enhanced technology, manpower and physical barriers, where necessary. The bill also addresses the immigration backlog that keeps families in limbo while advancing reforms in Central America to address the factors driving migration to the United States.