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September 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s (R-TX) long-anticipated Smart Government reform package was approved in the Senate as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

September 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Will Hurd that empowers the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve intelligence information sharing capabilities among its many component agencies.

September 11, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

Hurricane Harvey left many fellow Texans with their lives in danger and homes destroyed. Two weeks after the unprecedented flooding, folks in many areas of the state still have multiple feet of water inside their living rooms. Schools are closed. Families are displaced. Businesses are only beginning to reopen their doors.

September 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd supported emergency disaster relief and recovery needs in response to Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented flooding.

September 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives to support emergency funding for disaster relief and recovery needs in response to Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented flooding. 

September 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

August 28, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

This month, my staff and I did our annual DC2DQ road-trip, hosting twenty public town hall meetings in seven days across Texas – mostly at local Dairy Queens.  When I first ran for Congress, folks told me that they never saw their Representative. I promised them that they would never be able to say that about me.

August 7, 2017 Editorial

We have driverless vehicles, we can use facial recognition software as payment for goods, and outer space is the next hot commercial travel destination. Yet we continue to debate the efficacy of a third century solution to secure our nation’s southern border.

August 4, 2017 Press Release

PRESIDIO, TX – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved grant funding this week to repair the Presidio International Rail Bridge and South Orient Railroad, which extends from Presidio to San Angelo. With this funding, Presidio can continue serve as a pillar of Texas trade, benefitting both the border region and the State’s economy. U.S.


In The News

October 1, 2017 In The News

In 2007, Facebook’s presence in Washington was established by a 23-year-old employee working out of his apartment. He would spend much of his time giving free advice to members of Congress, who wanted to know how they could use the unfamiliar website to win votes and influence people. Ten years on the questions from lawmakers are far less innocent.

September 29, 2017 In The News

The lack of permanent officials filling top cybersecurity roles in the federal government will not impede a push by the new administration to modernize technology across agencies, Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said Friday.

September 29, 2017 In The News

CIOs of federal agencies that fail to fully comply with the standards laid out in the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act can expect to be dragged into more "boring hearings," according to Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas).

September 29, 2017 In The News

The Homeland Security Department will begin standing up a dashboard in October that shows cyber officials what software is running across most of the civilian federal government and points out dangerous vulnerabilities, a top department official said Friday.

September 29, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said that he plans to track the IT modernization working capital fund, which will come from his Modernization Government Technology Act, on the FITARA scorecard.

September 29, 2017 In The News


September 29, 2017 In The News

The Modernizing Government Technology is no stranger to the goal line.

Having twice passed the House and recently passed the Senate as an amendment to the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, the IT modernization bill is a proverbial whisker away from becoming a law.

But the question now becomes when it does pass, who will be there to implement it?

September 27, 2017 In The News

En el marco de celebraciones del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, la Comisión Histórica de Texas produjo un documental que destaca a un veterano de guerra de la región.

El documental “World War I: Texas and the Great War”, forma parte de la exhibición rodante de la Comisión e incluye las hazañas del soldado a del soldado Marcelino Serna.

September 25, 2017 In The News

President Trump's signature campaign issue was his promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it. Having shown new flexibility on both the border wall and amnesty for illegal immigrants, he may have fenced himself in on immigration.

But will he pay for it?