Hurd Announces Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments

January 30, 2019
Press Release
‘I am proud to be appointed to two productive subcommittees that will allow me to continue to deliver for South and West Texas’

WASHINGTON, DC – Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Kay Granger announced that U.S. Representative Will Hurd was selected to serve on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs along with the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. These subcommittee assignments will allow Hurd to continue finding bipartisan solutions for veterans, for infrastructure priorities, and for the needs of Texas’ critical military bases.

“I am proud to be appointed to two productive subcommittees that will allow me to continue to deliver for South and West Texas, said Hurd. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to better serve our veterans, rebuild our roads, and advance projects that can better serve the communities I represent.”

“Will represents critical military installations and over 1,000 miles of federal highways in South and West Texas,” said Committee Ranking Member Kay Granger (TX-12). “He will bring a much-needed Texas and national security perspective to these subcommittees.”

“We are delighted to hear of Congressman Will Hurd’s prestigious appointment and want to offer our congratulations and full support to help inform him on transportation solutions to serve the people of the state of Texas,” said J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., Chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission. “Congressman Hurd has demonstrated his willingness to tackle tough issues and work hard on behalf of our nation and our state. His leadership and tenacity will be a great asset for the Committee on Appropriations and I look forward to continuing our work together.”

“Having Congressman Hurd on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee will be critical for our national defense,” said John Agather, Chairman of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “With Military USA (San Antonio) in his district and his in-depth cybersecurity career experience, Congressman Hurd has acquired a depth of knowledge and acumen that will serve both his district and the State of Texas well.”

“Congressman Hurd has been a forceful advocate for Laughlin AFB since his arrival in Congress in January 2015. His nine years at the CIA to include a tour of duty as an operations officer in South Asia provided him a unique perspective on national security. This experience provided Mr. Hurd with a foundation to fully support Laughlin AFB and all the citizens of 23rd District, said Blanca Larson, Executive Director of the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee as well as the subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development he will be able to ensure the needs of the 23rd District are addressed in an effective and fair manner.  His appointment is an acknowledgement of the outstanding work in service to the 23rd as well as to the nation.”

“Congressman Will Hurd is cognizant of the needs of the citizens he represents and does not hesitate to assist in whatever he can to ensure their health and well-being. After numerous TCEQ violations for exceeding the arsenic level and unsuccessful applications for funding, with the support of Congressman Hurd, the El Paso County Tornillo Water Improvement District (EPCTWID) obtained funding for the construction of an arsenic treatment facility. In March 2017 the arsenic treatment facility was completed and placed in operation and is now providing good quality drinking water to the small community of Tornillo, Texas,” said Francelia Vega, Asst. Business Manager, El Paso Tornillo Water Improvement District. “The needs in colonias are tremendous. Having Congressman Hurd serve in the Appropriations Committee will be of tremendous help to people in need.