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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.
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.
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.
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:
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, former CIA undercover officer, cybersecurity entrepreneur and former Oversight and Government Reform IT Subcommittee Chair U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) was appointed to serve as the Lead Repbulican of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness (INMAR).
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, former CIA undercover officer U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined his colleagues to condemn the Administration’s decision to terminate sanctions on three Russian companies. After leaving the House floor, Hurd released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – After a successful four years securing big wins for South and West Texans and leading many conversations in Congress on national security and technology issues, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) was chosen by his colleagues to serve on the prestigious House Appropriations Committee. This committee decides public funding amounts across the federal government, including for many important projects across the 23rd District of Texas, including but not limited to:
Here in South and West Texas, border security is not an abstract issue. Every week meeting with folks across 29 counties of the 23rd District of Texas, securing our border and fixing our broken immigration system are frequent topics of conversation. That’s because the border is our backyard, and what happens on the border impacts the daily lives of families across TX-23 communities. Spending nearly a decade as an undercover officer in the CIA chasing bad guys, I learned to look at problems from every angle.
WASHINGTON, DC – One of the first pieces of legislation to pass this year is a bill to help make sure that Americans’ online identities safe from hackers. Today the House unanimously voted to strengthen national cybersecurity by passing U.S. Reps. Will Hurd (TX-23) and Robin Kelly (IL-02)’s Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018. Rep. Hurd spent his career in the CIA keeping Americans safe from global threats and has continued to do so in Congress by championing this bipartisan bill that helps keep Americans’ sensitive online information safe from hackers.
Less than two months after the Senate failed to take up the Federal CIO Authorization Act, the bipartisan bill’s cosponsors reintroduced it to the House Friday.
Sponsored by Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill. and Will Hurd, R-Texas, the bill is unchanged from the version that passed the House unanimously on Nov. 30 but died in the Senate. The legislation’s main intent is to elevate the authority of the federal chief information officer by moving the position to a direct report to the Office of Management and Budget director.