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October 1, 2018 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

As your Representative, my bosses are each of you, the nearly 800,000 people I represent across the 23rd District of Texas. That’s why whenever I’m not voting in Congress, I’m back home crisscrossing the 29 counties of TX-23 and meeting with as many folks as I can.

September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) voted to support Tax Reform 2.0, composed of three bills that help provide certainty for families, workers and small businesses across South and West Texas, including:

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s bipartisan legislation to streamline bureaucratic inefficiencies that have impacted safety and fair compensation for our nation’s Border Patrol agents.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) proudly supported an appropriations package that funds the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Health and Human Services through Fiscal Year 2019. The bill includes funding for educational grants, the Meals on Wheels program, and a pay raise for men and women in the military, amongst others.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House IT Subcommittee Chair Will Hurd (TX-23) and Ranking Member Robin Kelly (IL-02) furthered their efforts to modernize our federal government by introducing a bipartisan bill to reauthorize, rename, codify and elevate the role of the Federal CIO.

September 17, 2018 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

September 15 to October 15 of each year marks Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to recognize, honor and celebrate the valuable contributions that Hispanic-Americans have made across our communities. While we pay tribute, this month is also a reminder that we must work together to ensure the continued success of future generations of Hispanic-Americans across South and West Texas.

September 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) voted with his colleagues on both sides of the political aisle today to support funding for military construction, veterans’ affairs, and energy and water related projects for the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019). This conference version of the funding package includes similar wins from the House version of the package which Rep.

September 8, 2018 Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) hosted an anti-bullying panel discussion in San Antonio to raise awareness of bullying and cyber-bullying abuse and to educate the community on prevention resources and best practices.

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In The News

October 9, 2018 In The News

Three Texas congressmen are asking President Donald Trump and his Mexican and Canadian counterparts to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in San Antonio — the same place where its 25-year-old predecessor was inked.

October 8, 2018 In The News

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd visited the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank on Monday to kick off the organization's first Holiday Harvest Food Drive. The goal is to raise 75,000 pounds of food in 75 days. The food will be distributed to needy families in the El Paso community through the holidays.

October 3, 2018 In The News

In recent comments regarding the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), Rep. Will Hurd, R-Tex., said that he is “pretty sure that we have resolved the issue with TMF,” and expects Congress to include the full $150 million in an upcoming minibus funding bill.

September 28, 2018 In The News

Federal officials have largely come around to the idea that research funding is crucial for U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence, but there are ways to accelerate innovation besides pouring in more money, according to tech experts.

For one, they said, the government could map a long-term strategy for advancing the technology.

September 27, 2018 In The News

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have introduced a bill aiming to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer, and establish a clearer structure for information technology reporting in the administration.

September 25, 2018 In The News

The U.S. could face heightened national security threats and lose its economic edge if the government doesn’t step up its game when it comes to artificial intelligence, according to a pair of oversight lawmakers.

September 25, 2018 In The News

Artificial intelligence technologies are capable of disrupting every aspect of society and the United States must do more to maintain leadership in the area, the leaders of a House panel said in a report released Tuesday.

September 25, 2018 In The News

A new congressional report on artificial intelligence calls on the government to increase its spending on AI research and development and focus on bringing more AI skills into the federal workforce.

September 25, 2018 In The News

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., today released a new white paper on artificial intelligence (AI) that urges the Federal government to increase its engagement with the technology. The paper focuses its attention on four key issue areas–workforce, privacy, biases, and malicious use of AI–and provides concrete recommendations for each area.

September 24, 2018 In The News

If all goes as planned, officials will finally get to break ground on a new federal courthouse in February, but it’s still unclear whether the training of hundreds of judges from across the country will continue to be held here, since the facility will no longer have a training center.

Monday, however, was a time to celebrate.

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