Press Releases

September 29, 2016 Press Release
‘Serna deserves honor for sacrifice and courage’

Washington, DC— After a year-long effort championed by local veterans groups and community leaders, U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s bill to honor a local military veteran has been signed into law by the President. Under the new law, the Tornillo Port of Entry in El Paso County will be named after Private Marcelino Serna, the most decorated WWI veteran from Texas.

September 26, 2016 Press Release
‘A win for the entire San Antonio community’

San Antonio, TX – The NSA (National Security Agency) has officially awarded the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) a grant of $471,549 for the 2016 Cyber P3 - Cyber Solider Development Grant Program.

September 23, 2016 Press Release
‘FAST Act allows Texas to tackle infrastructure problems in a long-term way,’

San Antonio, TX – In response to increasing traffic and population growth, Texas Transportation Commissioner Bruce Bugg announced TxDOT’s plan to allocate $90 million in improvements along Highway 410, between U.S. Highway 90 and  State Highway 151, on San Antonio’s far west side.

September 22, 2016 Press Release
'Many parts of the Federal Government’s IT infrastructure are stuck in the Stone Age,'

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s major federal IT reform package was passed this week with overwhelming bipartisan support and was sent to the Senate.

September 20, 2016 Press Release
‘The difference between incurring casualties or fatalities’

Washington, DC—In the wake of the most recent terror plots in Minnesota, New York, and New Jersey, the House of Representatives responded by passing a bill that will directly assist local first responders across the country. The bill, introduced by Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul and other Committee Members, including U.S.

September 20, 2016 Press Release
‘Bill moves the needle toward more innovative government,’

Washington, DC—In response to significant changes in modes of travel, the House of Representatives passed the Modernizing Government Travel (MGT) Act, led by freshman lawmakers U.S. Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX) and Seth Moulton (D-MA). The MGT Act allows government employees to utilize ridesharing apps, such as Uber and Lyft, and bikeshare programs for official business.

September 19, 2016 Press Release
‘A reminder of the countless Hispanic-Americans who have fought valiantly to keep our nation safe’

“I thank Representative Hurd for working towards naming the Tornillo Port of Entry after my Father’s name. My family is all very grateful and honored that this is finally happening.”

September 15, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan compromise will reduce wasteful spending

Washington, DC—U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s federal IT reform initiative gained traction in the House after twenty-one months of fact-finding and advocacy.

September 15, 2016 Press Release
‘These are the world’s most dangerous individuals’

Washington, DC – In response to reports that nearly 30% of prisoners transferred from the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are suspected or confirmed of re-engaging in terrorist activities, U.S. Representative Will Hurd voted with 243 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to bar any future transfers or releases.     

September 14, 2016 Press Release
‘Stop punishing veterans by rewarding incompetence’

Washington, DC—— In another crucial step towards reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the House of Representatives voted to increase performance standards for employees of the VA.