Press Releases

January 20, 2016 Press Release
‘Cyber City, USA continues to attract industries’ best and brightest’

San Antonio, TEXAS – Offering his congratulations and well-wishes to root9B executives at their ribbon-cutting today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd spoke of how his hometown of San Antonio, Texas is building its reputation as the place for cyber companies to locate.

January 13, 2016 Press Release
’This rule is a dangerous power grab that violates property rights’

Washington, DC— Condemning yet another executive overreach by the Obama Administration, the House passed a formal disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, sending the Joint Resolution to the President’s desk.

January 13, 2016 Press Release
‘President’s lack of action emboldens our enemies,’ Hurd says

Washington, DC— Congress must act because the Obama administration will not. The House voted this week to strengthen sanctions against two rogue nations -- North Korea and Iran -- that continue to flout international agreements.

January 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC—In anticipation of the President’s last State of the Union Address, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement:

January 6, 2016 Press Release
Bill Guts ObamaCare, Defunds Planned Parenthood, Decreases Federal Deficit

Washington, DC— Congress fired their first salvo of the year at President Obama by sending him legislation which guts the Affordable Care Act, while reducing the federal deficit by $516 billion over the next ten years.

January 5, 2016 Press Release
'This is another assault on the liberties our nation was built upon'

Washington, DC—U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement in response to the President’s intention to use executive action to impact the Second Amendment:

December 18, 2015 Press Release
Recent high profile breaches illustrate that cybersecurity is a major issue’

Washington, DC - Included in the Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which passed House of Representatives today by a vote of 316-113, was an important cybersecurityagreement that creates a voluntary information sharing process between the public and private sectors. The bill also included provisions authored by U.S.

December 18, 2015 Press Release
‘Security and the economy are the two most important issues to my constituents’

Washington, DC— The 23rd Congressional District of Texas notched several wins today with the passage of the FY 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill provides full funding for defense and national security initiatives, tightens the Visa Waiver Program to prevent terrorist travel into the US and repeals the outdated oil export ban. 

December 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – The long-term highway funding bill, or FAST Act, that was signed into law on December 4, 2015, created a designated highway corridor that will become Interstate 14.

December 17, 2015 Press Release
‘Less taxes to Washington means more money in the pockets of hard-working Americans’

Washington, DC—Legislation that will prevent significant tax hikes for millions of Americans and extend tax relief programs that empower job creators, was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today.