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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

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May 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In commemoration of National Police Week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved Senator John Cornyn’s and Representative Will Hurd’s American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, which will incentivize state and local governments to hire veterans as law enforcement officers.

April 25, 2017 In The News

It's supposed to go like this: Lawmakers make the law, and the president then enforces it. That very obvious function of government might help the Republican party prevent a government shutdown later this week.

April 24, 2017 In The News

Midterm elections are known to be brutal on the party in power, and if there is an anti-Republican wave in 2018, look for it to touch shore right here.

The vast, volatile 23rd Congressional District of Texas is bigger in area than 29 states. It stretches from San Antonio to El Paso and includes about one-third of the entire U.S.-Mexico border.

Its overwhelmingly Latino electorate last year went for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. But it also reelected a Republican to the U.S. House — one of fewer than two dozen in the country to split that way.

April 19, 2017 In The News

A son of Mexico who became an American hero during World War I was honored Wednesday as federal officials unveiled the blue lettering bearing his name that now greets commuters at the U.S.- Mexico port of entry in Tornillo.

April 19, 2017 Press Release

TORNILLO, TEXAS --Today, Congressman Will Hurd, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) joined to commemorate the naming of the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry (POE) in Tornillo, just outside of El Paso, Texas. Marcelino Serna was an El Paso resident who served in World War I and became the most decorated World War I veteran from Texas.

April 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd spent Wednesday breaking ground in far east El Paso County.The congressman for Texas' 23rd congressional district was the main speaker at the renaming ceremony of the Tornillo port of entry. It is now the Tornillo-Marcelino Serna Port of Entry.

Serna was a World War I veteran who was from the area. It's a move that local veterans groups, and Serna's family pushed for Hurd to do.

"Marcelino Serna is a hero. He's the most decorated World War I veteran from Texas," Hurd said.

Hurd said it was an honor for him to be there.

April 19, 2017 In The News

El nombre del fallecido soldado Marcelino Serna, excombatiente de la Primera Guerra Mundial, sustituyó hoy el nombre del puente internacional en Tornillo, Texas.

El puente de ahora en adelante será conocido como Marcelino Serna después de que se aprobara en Washington una iniciativa impulsada por congresista federal Will Hurd, republicano por El Paso. El nombre con el que se inauguró el puente inicialmente con el nombre  de Tornillo-Guadalupe.

April 19, 2017 In The News

If you cross the border in Tornillo, you'll find that the newest port of entry has a new name.

On Wednesday, hundreds of people gathered for a ceremony where it was renamed after a local war hero, Pvt. Marcelino Serna.

Six generations of Serna's family watched proudly as the Tornillo Port of Entry was officially renamed in his honor.

April 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Representative Will Hurd introduced the Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) Act, which will establish a VA pilot program that expands access for veterans to non-traditional technology courses that are currently unavailable under their GI Bill. This will result in increased access to online and distance learning, which is particularly useful for veterans in rural communities, like many in the 23rd Congressional District of Texas.

April 7, 2017 In The News

If passed, new legislation co-sponsored by a local representative would unlock millions in federal funding for U.S. military veterans to more readily afford computer coding bootcamps.

The Veteran Employment through Technology Education Courses Act, introduced on Apr. 6 by California U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, is meant to bolster the volume of veterans attending computer coding schools. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd co-sponsored the bill.