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February 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined his colleagues in passing a bipartisan bill to begin a pilot program for service dogs to assist veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act (H.R. 4305) establishes a five-year pilot program under the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs giving eligible veterans with PTSD or post-deployment mental health the opportunity to train service dogs and eventually adopt them.

January 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) showed his continued support for expanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and our nation’s veterans by helping pass a bipartisan bill that promotes veteran participation in related curriculum and career fields.

November 12, 2019 In The News

The Department of Veterans Affairs paid tribute Monday for the service and sacrifice of veterans at a Veterans Day ceremony at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

The ceremony included remarks by Dr. Kat Strauss, Air Force, LTC (Ret.). Elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, attended the event.

The master of ceremony was Tom Earnest.

The Texas Children’s Choir, the MacArthur High School AJROTC and the Beethoven Band performed at the ceremony.

May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23), who served with our troops in Afghanistan as an undercover officer in the CIA and serves on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee in Congress, was proud to support the passage of several bipartisan bills that help our veterans by improving suicide prevention and mental health services, along with increasing the cost-of-living adjustments for disabled veterans and their families.

January 16, 2019 Press Release

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:

September 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) voted with his colleagues on both sides of the political aisle today to support funding for military construction, veterans’ affairs, and energy and water related projects for the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019). This conference version of the funding package includes similar wins from the House version of the package which Rep. Hurd supported in June, including:

August 30, 2018 Page

The Veterans History Project through the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand their selfless service.

August 27, 2018 Press Release

DEL RIO, TX – This week, the Val Verde County Commissioners Court officially approved a ride service to transport local veterans to their weekly appointments at VA facilities in San Antonio and Kerrville, at no cost to the veterans. Following this exciting news, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) issued the following statement:

August 10, 2018 In The News

Military veteran unemployment is declining nationwide, but Rep. Will Hurd believes they need more pathways toward the information technology sector after their service.

Hurd (R-Helotes) met with officials from the nonprofit Project QUEST and Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy on Thursday as those entities aim to increase access and awareness about their programs to military veterans.

August 7, 2018 In The News

Val Verde County veterans are facing a number of issues pertaining their health-related and other benefits, but their most urgent priority, according to a round table held Tuesday afternoon, is to have comprehensive and affordable transportation for their out-of-town medical appointments.