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Congressman Will Hurd thinks Obama is collapsing.
“Here in Texas, for this year alone, the premiums on average have increased 34%,” Hurd told KTSA News.
Deductibles are rising and exchanges are closing, he said, “that means less competition out in the marketplace and, when there’s less competition, that means prices are going to start rising.”
He said Republicans in Congress want to put healthcare back in your hands.
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.
Congressman Will Hurd got a hands-on tour of the AACOG Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Tuesday.
He watched cadets go through their training exercises and even took his shots in the shooting and scenario simulator.
Washington, D.C. – In response to systematic dropped calls and lengthy holds times, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan measure that will dramatically improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) appointment system. Co-sponsored by U.S. Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Will Hurd (R-TX), the Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016 will test out electronic appointment scheduling for veterans seeking medical attention, with an option to expand the pilot program after 18 months.
Washington, D.C. – Demonstrating his commitment to our nation’s veterans, U.S. Representative Will Hurd supported a series of bills this week that expand healthcare options, educational resources, and employment opportunities for veterans and their families.
Highlights of the legislation that Hurd supported include:
Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Will Hurd have filed companion legislation to help veterans transition into law enforcement careers.
The bill is called The American Law Enforcement Heroes Act.
“Nearly one-third of all Bexar County Sheriff’s Department and San Antonio Police Department officers are vets, setting an example we’d like to see nationwide,” Hurd said.
Hurd said the legislation will incentivize state and local governments to hire veterans as police officers.
During my first term, I put over 75,000 miles on my car crisscrossing the district, hosted over 400 public meetings, and helped over 1,000 individual constituents beat the federal bureaucracy. It’s been a busy two years, but I’m just getting started.
After a competitive congressional race on Nov. 8 for control of Texas’ 23rd district, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican and former undercover CIA officer, beat Alpine native Pete Gallego in a district known to alternate between a Republic and Democratic congressman.
Hurd received 48% of the vote, while Gallego received 46%. Before the election, no incumbent had won a second term in eight years.
Washington, DC—To better transition our nation’s veterans into meaningful civilian careers, U.S. Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Representative Will Hurd have introduced companion legislation in the House and Senate designed to incentivize state and local governments to hire veterans as law enforcement officers. The American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, HR 6380, is based on a successful pilot program from the 1990’s, and prioritizes existing grant funding for agencies that hire veterans.