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August 11, 2020 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

To fully understand American history, we have to understand all our history, which must include the contribution of the American Latino.

August 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) today announced local public housing authorities (PHAs) will receive a second round of funding through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program provides assistance to vulnerable populations to ensure access to proper housing.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) a member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced more than $1.4 million in new federal funding for two local airports.

July 30, 2020 Editorial

Originally published in the Houston Chronicle on July 30, 2020.

July 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology released guidelines for national security considerations that must be addressed in a national AI strategy.

July 27, 2020 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Up until I was 20 years old, the only thing that came to my mind when I thought of nature was a painful jellyfish sting I received  as a kid during my family’s only summer vacation. It was our first time heading to the beach. Needless to say, I stayed away from the ocean for some time after that experience.

July 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), as the lead cosponsor,  joined his colleagues today in passing H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act, which takes the first step in establishing the National Museum of the American Latino within the Smithsonian Institution. 

July 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) in consultation with the Bipartisan Policy Center today released the first of four white papers about a national artificial intelligence strategy. The congressmen have worked with BPC for almost a year to craft the pillars of a national AI strategy. The first white paper centers around artificial intelligence in the workplace.

July 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) voted to pass the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, landmark legislation to protect public lands. Hurd, a co-chair of the Congressional National Parks Caucus, represents eight national parks and historic sites.


In The News

August 6, 2020 In The News

The U.S. must invest in research and development in artificial intelligence to stay ahead of China and other adversaries, argues a 

July 30, 2020 In The News

US REPRESENTATIVES WILL Hurd and Robin Kelly are from opposite sides of the ever-widening aisle, but they share a concern that the US may lose its grip on artificial intelligence, threatening the American economy and the balance of world power.

July 24, 2020 In The News

As anxiety over Chinese advancements in emerging technologies spikes in Washington, Congress is scrambling to pass legislation to shore up America’s position in the global race for supremacy in artificial intelligence.

February 24, 2020 In The News

After Mitt Romney lost to Barack Obama in 2012, the Republican National Committee commissioned what came to be known as “the autopsy” report.

January 22, 2020 In The News

Del Rio artist Adrian Falcon earlier this month began work on his latest venture: a youth art center near historic Brown Plaza.

January 22, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd on Saturday pledged his support to the city’s efforts to study the feasibility of extending the runway at the city airport.

January 14, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) was presented today with the Waste Warrior Award by the White Coat Waste Project for his steadfast advocacy in Congress to end taxpayer-funded experiments and tests that harm animals.

This Congress, Rep. Hurd was an original cosponsor and strong proponent of several initiatives to end animal testing, including:

January 12, 2020 In The News

An historic first gathering of tribes with deep connections to the area will be held in Del Rio Friday and Saturday.

January 6, 2020 In The News

Representative Will Hurd of Texas occupies a unique position in Republican politics. He is a moderate in a political moment in which moderation is rare. He is also the only black Republican in the House and represents a district — Texas’ border-hugging 23rd — that is majority Latino and not Republican.