â€˜Lifting the oil export ban is long overdueâ€™
Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd voted to support a bipartisan effort to lift the national ban on crude oil exports that has been in place for 40 years. The bill passed the House with a final vote of 261 – 159 and has been sent to the Senate.
Presidentâ€™s Veto Threat Jeopardizes National Security
Washington, DC— Final legislation providing authorization for the Department of Defense and our men and women in uniform has been sent to the President’s desk after a bipartisan vote in Congress. The bill provides critical guidance for our service members around the world, including millions of dollars for projects at Joint Base San Antonio. Highlights of the funding bill include:
Foreign Fighter Task Force Report Released
Washington, DC—The Foreign Fighter Task Force commissioned by House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, has released a final report on combating terrorists and foreign fighter travel.
Bill incentivizes DHS to hire vets at Customs and Border Patrol
Washington, DC—U.S. Representative Will Hurd co-sponsored the Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015, which passed the House today with a bipartisan vote. The bill requires the Department of Homeland Security to enhance its efforts to hire veterans as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and is a significant win for veterans in South and West Texas.
New ACA definition of â€œsmall businessâ€ discourages innovation and hiring
Washington, DC— According to the Small Business Administration, the over 2.3 million small businesses in Texas employ about half of the state’s private workforce. Additionally, they make up over 98% of all employers in the state. Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd voted to support small businesses by approving the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act.
Introduces emergency funding bill in Congress
Washington, DC—Today U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX), joined Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and Joaquin Castro (D-TX), in introducing a bipartisan emergency funding bill to Congress for the new construction of a critically needed federal courthouse in San Antonio, Texas. The bill, H.R.
$265,000 grant awarded from TXDot
Washington, DC— Today, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced that approximately $265,000 has been approved by the Texas Transportation Commission for improvements at the Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport in West Texas. U.S. Representative Will Hurd commended TxDOT on this award.
First-ever Papal address to a Joint Session of Congress
Washington, DC—This morning U.S. Representative Will Hurd will attend the historic Congressional address given by Pope Francis of the Holy See, the first time a sitting Pope has ever formally addressed the U.S. Congress and the first time Pope Francis has visited the United States.
IT experts examined benefits of transitioning federal government to cloud
San Antonio, TX—U.S. Representative Will Hurd brought Washington to San Antonio today to learn from local experts how federal IT servers can be converted over to a less costly and more secure cloud computing system. UTSA, which boasts the nation’s top-ranked cybersecurity program, hosted the hearing entitled “The State of the Cloud” which drew tech aficionados, students, and local reporters.
â€˜I believe that every human life is sacredâ€™
Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) voted with 240 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to withhold funding from Planned Parenthood for a one-year period unless they certify not to perform any elective abortions, with exceptions based on saving the life of the mother, rape, and incest.