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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

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March 12, 2017 In The News

The Trump administration’s transition teams are asking “all the questions” that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been asking for the last two years around IT, said Rep. Will Hurd in an interview with FedScoop.

During a chat with FedScoop at the SXSW Conference in Austin, the Texas Republican was optimistic about the future of government information technology and cybersecurity under a Trump administration. As chairman of the Subcommittee on Information Technology, Hurd has been pushing agencies to modernize their out-of-date and still aging IT systems.

February 20, 2017 In The News
Despite chilly U.S.-Mexico relations, the San Antonio-based North American Development Bank is forging ahead with requests for hundreds of millions of dollars in new loan capital to expand the border-zone development bank’s lending capacity in new types of projects.
 
A bill has been filed by U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, to keep the ball rolling on government funding for the bank overseen by the treasury departments of both countries.
 
February 6, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

The last thing my constituents want is more vague and confusing government regulations that come at the expense of hardworking families and small businesses. But a punishing, ever-increasing morass of red tape forces small and family-owned businesses to spend countless hours, dollars and resources on compliance, instead of doing what they do best – build their business. This means fewer jobs for American workers and slower growth for our economy.

February 2, 2017 In The News

A rise in Mexican gas prices is having a ripple effect on the U.S. side of the border. The Mexican government is moving to lift price controls on gasoline. On the free market, prices are skyrocketing. Border lawmakers say this controversial decision is spilling into West Texas.

"When there’s uncertainty, you oftentimes see strife," said Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX).

January 23, 2017 In The News

Congressman Will Hurd thinks Obama is collapsing.

“Here in Texas, for this year alone, the premiums on average have increased 34%,” Hurd told KTSA News.

Deductibles are rising and exchanges are closing, he said, “that means less competition out in the marketplace and, when there’s less competition, that means prices are going to start rising.”

He said Republicans in Congress want to put healthcare back in your hands.

January 20, 2017 In The News

 SAN ANTONIO - KSAT 12's Mark Austin sat down with Republicans Will Hurd and Lamar Smith as well as Democrats Joaquin Castro and Henry Cueller and asked them what they expect from Donald Trump's inauguration speech and his first 100 days in office. Here's what they had to say:

Rep. Lamar Smith

January 16, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

“What’s the point of having health insurance anymore?”

I’m often asked this question by constituents who are pummeled by out-of-pocket costs under Obamacare.

January 11, 2017 In The News

With a new president and Congress entering Washington, D.C., the encryption debate will shift dramatically from what it looked like just one year ago during the height of the fight between Apple and FBI.

With a bipartisan congressional consensus building against backdoors, the focus will move significantly toward giving law enforcement and intelligence agencies more resources, tools and legal means for offensive hacking in order to access whatever encrypted data comes into their crosshairs.

January 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) are starting a new Congressional session by working to modernize the federal government. On day two of the 115th Congress, the bipartisan duo re-introduced the Modernizing Government Travel (MGT) Act, in an effort to allow government employees to use ridesharing apps, bikeshare programs, and other innovative transportation options for official business. On day six, the House passed the bill with a unanimous vote.

January 4, 2017 In The News

President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promises to renegotiate or even eliminate the North American Free Trade agreement is causing concern in the Borderland.

Signed in 1994, NAFTA eliminated most tariffs on some of the goods traded between the United States, Mexico and Canada.

UTEP Economics professor Dr. Tom Fullerton told ABC-7 he hopes, that in the business sector of the US, "cooler heads will prevail."