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October 14, 2017 In The News

Speaker Paul Ryan is impaneling an informal working group of moderate Republicans and immigration hard-liners to find a solution for so-called Dreamers that the House GOP conference can support.

October 14, 2017 In The News

In the dead of the desert night, several lumbering figures approach the U.S. border from the Mexican side. Are they smugglers bringing heroin or cocaine into the country, undocumented immigrants risking their lives, or maybe just a couple of hapless cows looking for fresh grass?

October 14, 2017 In The News

Back in March, two young members of Congress from Texas, Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd, became brief internet celebrities. Unable to fly back to Washington because of a snowstorm, the two hit the road together, tweeting and livestreaming their trip north.

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October 13, 2017 In The News

The FBI needs access to encrypted files in order to protect the nation against cyber crime, according to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

October 12, 2017 In The News

While key White House technology leadership positions remain unfilled, President Donald Trump’s technology office is looking for ways to bring business professionals into government for short-term projects.

October 12, 2017 In The News

A Texas-based amnesty group called the plan by President Donald Trump to tie border security and immigration enforcement to a congressional bill to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program a “ransom note.” The group demands a clean bill issuing amnesty to approximately 800,000 of the so-called “DREAMers.”

October 12, 2017 In The News

One of President Trump’s advisers on Thursday acknowledged that the administration has been slow to permanently fill top information technology roles in the federal government.

October 12, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, is working on the text of his bill to create the Cyber National Guard, a scholarship program that will help train students for cybersecurity jobs in the Federal government.

October 12, 2017 In The News

Congressman Will Hurd has introduced two amendments to the Border Security for America Act that would use cutting edge technology instead of a large wall to secure the U.S/Mexico border.

Earlier this year, Hurd brought up an idea for something he calls a “SMART” wall. It uses a series of cameras, drones and other tech to monitor activity along the border.

October 12, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) on Thursday said he is unimpressed with the Department of Justice's rebranding of the encryption debate as a matter of "responsible encryption."

"You can call it whatever you want, but make sure you have strong encryption," he said at "The Cyber Frontier," a series of talks put on in Washington by The Atlantic magazine. 

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