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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

Veterans

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June 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Recently, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced his decision to implement the same Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the Department of Defense (DoD), in an effort to synchronize patients’ healthcare records once they leave the military.

U.S. Representative Will Hurd, who has advocated for EHR interoperability, released the following statement.

June 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) released the following statements after their bipartisan legislation, the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, was signed into law by President Trump today.  The legislation prioritizes U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant applications of state and local law enforcement agencies who use that funding to hire military veterans.

June 2, 2017 In The News

Military veterans will get a boost in finding jobs in policing, under a law signed Friday afternoon by President Donald Trump and backed by Texas Sen. John Cornyn.

Cornyn, the Republicans' deputy leader in the Senate, worked with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on the measure, along with Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio.

"We love our veterans. They're serving overseas. They're in harm's way. ... They've been protecting us. We're going to be helping them right now," Trump, flanked by police and other law enforcement, said as he signed the law.

May 29, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

With Fort Bliss to the West, Joint Base San Antonio to the East and Laughlin Air Force Base in between, the 23rd Congressional District of Texas has a very special relationship with our nation’s military. For Memorial Day, there is an abundance of parades, concerts and commemorative events to honor those who did not return home because they made the ultimate sacrifice -- giving their lives to defend our freedoms.

For many people in my district, remembering the fallen doesn’t happen just one day of the year.

May 18, 2017 In The News

As the country honors the service and sacrifice of law enforcement during National Police Week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that would provide support to state and local law enforcement to hire military veterans.

The American Law Enforcement Heroes Act was introduced by U.S. Senator John Cornyn from Texas and would provide grant funds to hire and train veterans. Senator Cornyn applauded the passage of the bill on the Senate Floor Wednesday.

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 29, 2017 In The News

Congressman Will Hurd has introduced a couple of bills that would make it easier to share information about terrorist with U.S allies and close some loopholes in the visa screening process.

Hurd says not every U.S Embassy is set up to do proper screening for a visa and his bill would change that.

The other bill has to do with some software that would make it possible to share information about possible terrorists before they are granted a visa or allowed to travel to the U.S or one of it’s ally nations.

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.