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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, DC – Following the Senate’s passage by unanimous consent last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that extends the Veterans Choice Program. Representative Will Hurd who supported the measure, released the following statement:
This past weekend at SXSW, two Congressmen suggested that the U.S. create a cybersecurity reserves system, similar to the National Guard, but the idea has received a mixed welcome from the cybersecurity community.
According to House Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican from Texas, a national cybersecurity reserve could help strengthen national security and bring in a diversity of experience. Hurd, who has a degree in computer science from Texas A&M, has served as an undercover CIA officer and has worked as a partner at cybersecurity firm FusionX.
Washington, DC—To better help our nation’s veterans transition into meaningful civilian careers, this week U.S. Representative Will Hurd introduced H.R. 1428, the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act. The bill will incentivize state and local governments to hire American veterans as new law enforcement officers.