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December 17, 2018 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

There is a spirit of joy and giving in the air this time of year that goes unmatched, no matter the occasion celebrated. From getting together with family and loved ones to giving back to those in need, the holidays bring out the best in each of us and our nation as a whole.

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December 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s bipartisan bill, the DHS Data Framework Act, is officially on its way to the President’s desk today to be signed into law after the House unanimously concurred with the Senate version of the bill. This is Hurd’s 13th piece of legislation to be signed into law since 2015.

December 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) proudly voted in support of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 Conference Report (commonly known as the Farm Bill), which provides our nation’s farmers and ranchers with certainty and stability to continue feeding America.

December 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On December 5, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) met with Moldovan Speaker of Parliament Andrian Candu and Moldovan Ambassador to the United States Cristina Balan.

December 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s bill, the DHS Data Framework Act, was passed unanimously by the Senate. After the House concurs with the Senate version’s language, it will be sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law. After hearing this tremendous news, Hurd gave the following statement:

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December 7, 2018 Press Release

PERMIAN BASIN, TX – Today, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)’s Texas Energy Sector Rural Improvement Program received $50 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD grant program to improve roads impacted by the Permian Basin energy boom in Winkler, Reagan and Glasscock Counties.

December 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Will Hurd (TX-23) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today joined Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to introduce the Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act of 2018, a bill to help local jurisdictions improve the recording and reporting of missing persons and unidentified remains found in South Texas.

December 5, 2018 Press Release

PECOS, TX – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) named Joshua Price and Daniel Paris of Pecos High School the winners of this year’s TX-23 Congressional App Challenge, a competition aimed at encouraging high school students to code by creating their own digital applications.

December 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA) today recognized Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) as a recipient of FOSA’s Champion of Innovation Award for 2018. The selection, based on the extraordinary leadership demonstrated by Hurd in the 115th Congress to make U.S.

November 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House unanimously passed the Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018, introduced by House IT Subcommittee Chair Will Hurd (TX-23) and Ranking Member Robin Kelly (IL-02) to strengthen national cybersecurity by elevating and reauthorizing the role of the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO), who oversees the security of our digital infrastructure across the f

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January 4, 2019 In The News

President Trump’s false statements and shifting position on the border wall have contradicted his own negotiators and frustrated Republicans he needs to fight battles for him on Capitol Hill.

January 4, 2019 In The News

Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Will Hurd, R-Texas reintroduced today their Federal CIO Authorization Act, which is intended to elevate and reauthorize the role of the Federal CIO. A previous version of the legislation passed unanimously out of the House on Nov. 30, 2018.

January 4, 2019 In The News

Top lawmakers are gathering at the White House again Friday to try to find a way to end the partial government shutdown. This comes one day after Democrats, who now have a majority in the House of Representatives, passed a package to reopen parts of the government until September, and passed a measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 8.

December 18, 2018 In The News

Undocumented immigrant children will be released quicker from the Tornillo tent city and other shelters after a policy change regarding the fingerprinting of sponsors' households.

December 18, 2018 In The News

House lawmakers announced plans to improve the use of artificial intelligence and increase the government’s cyber workforce through new bills in 2019 that would provide funding and set standards in the public and private sectors, Federal News Network 

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December 17, 2018 In The News

As the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee marked the fourth anniversary of the passage of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) with the releases of the seventh iteration of its scorecard, there was plenty to celebrate.

December 17, 2018 In The News

Artificial intelligence and the cyber workforce will be front and center when the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT comes back for the 116th Congress.

December 12, 2018 In The News

Texas lawmakers praised Wednesday the 2018 Farm Bill, which Congress has passed this week, and said it will help farmers and ranchers in the Lone Star state through provisions such as crop insurance programs and inspections for cattle tick fever.

December 12, 2018 In The News

A new congressional scorecard released this week found that federal agencies are gradually improving in their use of information technology.

The House Oversight and Government Reform committee unveiled its biannual Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard on Tuesday, finding that 11 agencies had improved their scores on IT since May.

December 12, 2018 In The News

Federal agencies can earn better grades on their next FITARA (Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act) scorecard by taking action on three items that underpin the scoring–software inventories, CIO reporting lines, and setting up working capital funds for IT improvements as authorized by the MGT (Modernizing Government Technology) Act–members of Congress and an official with the Go

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