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Republican Rep. Will Hurd (TX) poured cold water all over Donald Trump’s border wall: “Building a wall from sea to shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to do border security.”
During an appearance on Fox Business Network, Hurd said, “I’ve been pretty clear on this idea of a wall, building a wall from sea to shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to do border security.”
Congressman Will Hurd (R-Tex.) spoke to Fox Business's Maria Bartiromo on Wednesday where he criticized fellow Texas Republican Ted Cruz's bill to use assets seized from Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera to pay for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
“As creative as it is, it's not going to be considered under the current 2017 funding,” Hurd told Bartiromo.
The congressman continued:
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.
Last week, I hosted my thirteenth live telephone town hall meeting in the last two years. Although they are no substitute for the 50-plus in-person town halls and more than 400 public events I have also led, telephone town hall meetings have allowed me to communicate with over 630,000 constituents since 2015.
Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s executive action mandating a full review of the Obama Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, U.S. Representative Will Hurd issued the following statement:
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.
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
The 115th Congress officially kicked off on Tuesday in Washington D.C., just three weeks before Donald Trump heads to the nation’s capital.
A few Texas lawmakers says this session will be a “breath of fresh air.” While the congressional session first day tasks were underway most of the lawmakers said this year is going to be different.
Republicans now have the majority in both the House and the Senate. In just a few short weeks Republicans will have control of the White House as well.
As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, I am excited about our opportunity to finally deliver comprehensive tax reform that will empower small businesses in Texas and across the country. America's small businesses embody the best of who we are as a nation and the promise of who we can be. They show that through grit and ingenuity, a simple idea can be transformed into a breakthrough product or service that improves countless lives.