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January 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, former CIA undercover officer U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined his colleagues to condemn the Administration’s decision to terminate sanctions on three Russian companies. After leaving the House floor, Hurd released the following statement:

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After a successful four years securing big wins for South and West Texans and leading many conversations in Congress on national security and technology issues, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) was chosen by his colleagues to serve on the prestigious House Appropriations Committee.

January 15, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Here in South and West Texas, border security is not an abstract issue. Every week meeting with folks across 29 counties of the 23rd District of Texas, securing our border and fixing our broken immigration system are frequent topics of conversation. That’s because the border is our backyard, and what happens on the border impacts the daily lives of families across TX-23 communities.

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January 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – One of the first pieces of legislation to pass this year is a bill to help make sure that Americans’ online identities safe from hackers. Today the House unanimously voted to strengthen national cybersecurity by passing U.S. Reps. Will Hurd (TX-23) and Robin Kelly (IL-02)’s Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018. Rep.

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January 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined his colleagues in an act of solidarity with the millions of Jewish people across the nation and world in condemning antisemitism by passing the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act. Hurd was proud to cosponsor this initiative and issued the following statement after walking off the House floor:

January 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23) and Robin Kelly (IL-02) continued their efforts to strengthen national cybersecurity by introducing a bipartisan bill to elevate and reauthorize the role of the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO), who oversees the security of our digital infrastructure across the federal government.

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January 4, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

It is the privilege of a lifetime to continue serving as Representative of the good folks of the 23rd District of Texas. My bosses are each of you, the nearly 800,000 people I represent across the 29 counties of TX-23, and I fundamentally cannot perform my job without your regular feedback.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the recent announcement by the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to counter Chinese national security threats, former CIA undercover officer and cybersecurity entrepreneur U.S.

December 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed the Museum and Library Services Act (S. 3530), a bipartisan initiative to ensure the continued success of our libraries and museums across the nation originally introduced by Senator Reed (D-RI). U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined representatives Reps.

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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

December 12, 2018 In The News

Federal agencies are making significant strides when it comes to IT modernization, but lawmakers on Wednesday warned they shouldn’t get complacent.

December 11, 2018 In The News

A scathing new report finds one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history was "entirely preventable." A 14-month congressional investigation slammed credit rating agency Equifax for lacking preventative measures in a data breach that exposed the personal information of 148 million Americans last year. 

December 10, 2018 In The News

The Department of Health and Human Services will be in the hot seat before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Dec. 12 when its progress against the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) will be scrutinized.

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December 10, 2018 In The News
The Senate cleared a bill to boost information sharing and data access at the Department of Homeland Security, sending it one step closer to the president's desk.
 
December 7, 2018 In The News

The Texas Department of Transportation was recently awarded $50 million in federal grants to pay for critical improvements needed to address safety and connectivity in the Permian Basin.

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