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June 1, 2018 Press Release

DEL RIO, TX – Following U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s successful efforts last Congress to bring commercial flights to Del Rio, today a new flight from Del Rio International Airport (DRT) to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has been announced. In response to the news, Hurd released the following statement:

May 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement to impose new steel and aluminum tariffs on our allies in Mexico, Canada and the European Union:

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Representative Will Hurd supported the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes funding for our military and national defense. The NDAA passed the House this morning with overwhelmingly bipartisan support and ensures we are prepared to face modern threats by:

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May 22, 2018 Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The City of San Antonio has been awarded $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to address local needs in order to prevent, protect against, mitigate, and respond to acts of terrorism. Thrilled by the news, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement:

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May 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the overtime payment process for our Customs and Border Patrol agents. H.R.

May 21, 2018 Hurd on the Hill

When you hear the phrase “national security,” what comes to mind? The goals of protecting our homeland from intruders, cultivating a strong military and encouraging thoughtful foreign policy certainly are important pieces of the puzzle. However, ensuring a quality education for today’s students is also a vital component.

May 16, 2018 Hurd on the Hill

During the nine-and-a-half years I spent as an undercover officer in the CIA, I worked alongside my colleagues in the intelligence community, the diplomatic corps, and the military to prevent another terrorist attack like our nation experienced on September 11, 2001.  While we were fighting this battle on the international stage, the brave men and women at police departments across the country

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May 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Eagle Pass High School Senior Keanna Saucedo was named the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for the 23rd District of Texas. Her winning artwork, a drawing titled “Beyond the Riverside,” depicts the natural landscape of the Rio Grande River in between her hometown of Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras, Mexico, and will be displayed in the U.S.

May 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, a group of Republican lawmakers introduced a discharge petition to force a series of floor votes on four DACA, immigration and border security bills. If the petition, led by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), receives 218 signatures, it will force a vote on H. Res. 774 that Rep.

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In The News

June 15, 2018 In The News

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $1.5 million for a pilot project to determine whether manmade wetlands can help filter pollution leaving San Antonio’s Mitchell Lake.

June 15, 2018 In The News

Hacinados en carpas, con una temperatura exterior de más de 100 grados (37.8 centígrados) en el verano, cientos de niños inmigrantes separados de sus padres permanecerán en un albergue temporal en el Puerto de Entrada Marcelino Serna, al este del Condado de El Paso.

June 14, 2018 In The News

Nearly a year after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited El Paso and called the border town "ground zero" in the federal government's war on cartel-related crime, the Trump administration has again zeroed in on the area.

This time the government's focus is on a quiet town on the outskirts of El Paso County: Tornillo. 

June 13, 2018 In The News

UPDATE: Residents say a Postal Service repair crew finally fixed their cluster mailboxes after our Trouble Shooters report Wednesday night, responding the very next morning. As we previously reported, the mailboxes had been vandalized a month ago, forcing homeowners to drive all the way to the post office to pick up mail and packages.

June 2, 2018 In The News

For 70 years, this farm along the banks of the Rio Grande has belonged to the family of Becky Jones and Frank J. Schuster.

The farm surrounds the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, and as children, Jones and Schuster wandered through the magical wonderland that provides respite to green jays, chachalacas and great kiskadees.

June 1, 2018 In The News

Area businesses and, ultimately, consumers likely will pay more for products ranging from a six-pack of beer to a car in the wake of tariffs placed on steel and aluminum imported from many of the United States’ closest trading partners, including Mexico.

May 31, 2018 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd on Thursday called President Trump’s decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on three trading partners “ridiculous,” and said the move would erode trust between the U.S. and its allies.

May 31, 2018 In The News

Potential legislation being conceptualized by a local congressman and his colleagues would create a new Cyber National Guard and could position San Antonio as a hub for the program.

May 29, 2018 In The News

The sixth version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard wasn’t pretty. If Congress took away most agencies’ iPhones and grounded them for a week, it wouldn’t be surprising.

May 29, 2018 In The News
Technology is king in government. The federal government spends nearly $100 billion every year on IT and has embarked on a mission of modernization that will only put technology and its ringleaders closer to the spotlight.
 
It wasn’t always this way.
 
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