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October 24, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — With the specter of Russians manipulating American public opinion hanging over Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd convened a panel of experts Tuesday whose testimony pointed to a rocky path for legislation aimed at preventing foreign interference in future elections.

 

The hearing was held behind closed doors.

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October 24, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said that he almost turned down then-Rep. Jason Chaffetz when he asked him to head up the IT Subcommittee in his freshman year in Congress.

Hurd said that he was thinking about how to tell Chaffetz “no” when his staff told him that the chairmanship would actually be a great opportunity.

October 18, 2017 In The News

The Amistad Dam on the Rio Grande upstream from Del Rio is "potentially unsafe" largely because of sinkholes that have existed since the dam was built in the 1960s, a recent safety inspection notes.

October 17, 2017 In The News

LAREDO — Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar works in the shadow of the roaring Rio Grande.

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

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

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.

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