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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas


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July 19, 2017 In The News

With the release of its objectives, the Trump administration is now ready to begin negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement in mid-August.

In an 18-page report released on Monday, U.S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer highlighted the administration's objective to renegotiate the 24-year-old free trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

July 15, 2017 In The News

Como ya lo informó La Política Online, la agenda de Luis Videgaray -quizás la más intensa desde que asumió como canciller- durante su viaje de trabajo por Estados Unidos tuvo como objeto reforzar vínculos con actores clave para la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio, luego de la polémico reunión de Enrique Peña Nieto y Donald Trump en Alemania, durante la cumbre del G-20.

July 10, 2017 In The News

In 2015, during his big speech announcing his candidacy for president, Donald Trump told the (allegedly) paid actors assembled before him, “I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” Yet nearly six months into his time in office, nary a fence has been built.

July 6, 2017 In The News

The League of United Latin American Citizens spoke out against SB 4, the law that bans sanctuary cities in the state of Texas, during its national convention being held in San Antonio this week.

LULAC leaders were joined by San Antonio Police Chief William McManus who called SB 4 a 'dangerous precedent.'

July 6, 2017 In The News

Days after taking office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order with ambitious hiring goals to beef up the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement — a key element of his get-tough pledges on border security.

The goals were high: 10,000 new agents for ICE to fight cross-border crime and immigration, and 5,000 for the Border Patrol to secure national borders.

July 5, 2017 In The News

After taking a Snapchat video with a group of high school girls who want to become politicians, Rep. Will Hurd gave the teens a tip: You're never going to please everyone, so do what you think is right and "don't listen to the haters."

July 5, 2017 In The News

Piedras Negras, Coahuila.- Centenares de personas de Eagle Pass, Piedras Negras y otras ciudades de ambos lados de la frontera, celebraron y concluyeron anoche el 241 aniversario de la independencia de los Estados Unidos.

El inicio de actividades se dio con la segunda edición de canotaje y kayak en el río Bravo, donde participaron más de sesenta y cinco competidores en distintas categorías, luego el tradicional desfile alusivo al Día de la Independencia, posteriormente los juegos acuáticos infantiles en los terrenos del Shelby Park, bajo el puente internacional 1.

June 29, 2017 In The News

With the Trans-Pecos Pipeline not even three months in service, one of Trump’s campaign-trail favorites – the renegotiation (or withdrawal) of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – could threaten its future.

In April, Trump indicated his intentions to renegotiate NAFTA via his preferred avenue of communication: Twitter. “I received calls from the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate,” Trump wrote. “I agreed, subject to the fact that if we do not reach a fair deal for all, we will then terminate NAFTA.”

June 29, 2017 In The News

At least 60 residents of Alpine, Marfa, Marathon and Fort Davis flashed signs at passing motorists from Railroad Park at 5th Street and Holland to protest planned federal budget cuts that would eliminate all long-distance Amtrak passenger service.

The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) in a press release said the cuts would leave 140 million Americans without direct rail service in 220 cities and 23 states.

June 29, 2017 In The News

The Big Bend Regional Hospital District board informally agreed last week to contribute water to Terlingua and Study Butte after a major water pump failed, causing serious water supply problems.

Executive Director Quinton Sledge told the board the district learned of the problem too late to get an item on the agenda, which has to be published at least 72 hours before the meeting.