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November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Following today’s vote on historic tax reform, U. S. Rep. Will Hurd issued the following statement:

“The last time our tax code saw substantial reform was 1986. This is long overdue and the people have called for fairer, simpler tax reform for decades.

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November 9, 2017 Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Will Hurd traveled to Texas with Vice President Mike Pence to visit with survivors of the Sutherland Springs tragedy and the families of victims lost. Hurd also received a briefing from local law enforcement and participated in a prayer vigil honoring the victims.

November 6, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

As we approach another Veteran’s Day it is time for me once again to take over the Hurd on the Hill column. As a reintroduction, I am a ten-year army veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, the Director of Constituent Services for Congressman Hurd, and I manage  all military and VA issues, as well as jokingly serve as Will’s “stuntman”.

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October 23, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an opportunity to recognize the increasing importance of digital security and to share best practices for keeping our digital information safe.

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October 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – As Amazon continues evaluating locations for it’s second headquarters, U.S. Representative Will Hurd issued a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos championing the city of El Paso for site selection.

October 9, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

Since October is National Disability Awareness Month, it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the contributions made to the fabric of our society by our fellow Americans with disabilities. It’s important to highlight people like my constituent and Helotes neighbor Stefanie Cowley who through persistence and dogged tenacity has made life better for so many people.

October 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, two amendments introduced by U.S. Representative Hurd to the Border Security for America Act were adopted by the House Committee on Homeland Security. These amendments protect the unique landscapes of the 23rd Congressional District of Texas while enhancing 21st Century technological solutions to gain operational control of our borders.

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October 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd invites students from the 23rd Congressional District to participate in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications.

September 25, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

Each year, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 in order to reflect on the tremendous historical and cultural contributions that Hispanics have made in our communities. There is no place that this rich history is more evident than right here in the 23rd Congressional District of Texas.

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In The News

October 9, 2017 In The News

Among the beakers and petri dishes in the Southside High School lab room Monday morning was an ordinary-looking UPS box.

But three ninth-graders in white lab coats, two scientists, and U.S. Rep. Will Hurd gathered around it with fixed gazes.

“I’m afraid something is going to jump out,” joked Hurd as Neco Jimenez, 14, started ripping open the box.

October 9, 2017 In The News

Expertos de Estados Unidos y de México consideraron que el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (Tlcan) podría ser víctima de la presidencia atípica de Donald Trump, lo que sería un error histórico.

October 6, 2017 In The News

 A big message given in a small West Texas town Friday.

U.S. Congressman Will Hurd made a stop in Rakin to encourage students to take on leadership roles.

"Being a good leader, being a good person of character, takes practice, and that practice should start when you're in school,” said Congressman Hurd.

October 5, 2017 In The News

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee this week passed a bill to extend key provisions of the government’s primary technology legislation, the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. The bill will extend by two years requirements for government agencies to consolidate and optimize data centers, joining a companion bill introduced in the House in June.

October 5, 2017 In The News

A House effort to incorporate sensors, radar and other surveillance technology into a border wall with Mexico appears to be gaining traction.

October 4, 2017 In The News

U.S. Reps. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, and Ruben Gallego, D-Arizona, introduced legislation Wednesday that would prevent the government from acquiring land to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

October 4, 2017 In The News

The House Homeland Security Committee approved Wednesday a border security bill that includes $10 billion for a border wall.

The Border Security for America Act, proposed by committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), was passed on a party-line 18-12 vote.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Lawmakers believe by adopting cybersecurity standards for the internet-connected devices it purchases, the federal government can drive the tech industry into building safer and better-protected products for the internet of things.

October 3, 2017 In The News

With the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act seemingly on a clear path to passage in the Defense authorization bill, the federal community is now asking two simple questions — how will the Trump administration implement the law? And what if chief financial officers and deputy secretaries don’t play nicely and use the money from the IT savings for other priorities?

October 2, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s new tech-themed White House team has made upgrading government technology a key talking point, but many federal agencies’ top technology positions remain unfilled and it’s unclear how quickly interim chief information officers can act.

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