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Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, reintroduced his Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act in the House on Friday as Congress dodged an eleventh hour budget fight that would have shut down the government. Hurd told MeriTalk that the timing is designed to get the bill through markup and onto the floor for votes as soon as possible.
Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd has been a regular in the headlines lately, whether it be for the conversations at his town halls at a time when some of his GOP colleagues are accused of avoiding them, or proposing the U.S. focus on creating a “smart wall” to secure the border, instead of a physical one.
SAN ANTONIO - Local leaders got together for an information briefing on Hurricane Harvey at the Emergency Operations Center on Friday afternoon.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Judge Nelson Wolff, Congressman Will Hurd, CPS Energy CEO Paula Gold-Williams were among those who attended the briefing.
Some of the highlights from the briefing are:
If, for some unfathomable reason, you are planning to follow a congressman through a baking-hot Texas summer, I recommend you choose Will Hurd. He’s personable, mild-mannered and clearly in command of the issues. Also, he holds many of his town halls in Dairy Queens, so you can cool off with a Blizzard while you wait for the event to start.
DEL RIO, TEXAS —
President Donald Trump’s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall could trigger a budget showdown when Congress returns in September, as Democrats, and some Republicans, debate whether beginning construction on new sections of the wall would be worth the $1.6 billion expense.
Goal is to attract more cybersecurity jobs to city
SAN ANTONIO - Two new facilities broke ground Tuesday at Port San Antonio, which are expected to bring cyber jobs to the Alamo City.
Congressman Will Hurd said the facilities will help San Antonio reach its goal of creating 5,000 new jobs by 2020.
With its occupancy at more than 90%, Port San Antonio is increasing its available space through the construction of two new buildings totaling more than 200,000 sq. ft., located in the heart of the Port.
The Department of Homeland Security is led by an acting secretary and key component jobs remain unfilled, but expert observers say a lack of Senate-confirmed leaders won't be a significant obstacle to the border wall projects.
JUDY WOODRUFF: We return to the president’s campaign rally last night, and get the perspective of a Republican congressman where the border debate hits home. Representative Will Hurd of Texas serves on the House Homeland Security Committee, as well as the Intelligence and Oversight Committees.
If for some unfathomable reason you are planning to follow a congressman through a baking-hot Texas summer, I recommend you choose Will Hurd. He’s personable, mild-mannered, and clearly in command of the issues. Also, he holds many of his town halls in Dairy Queens, so you can cool off with a Blizzard while you wait for the event to start.