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February 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the Senate introduction of the DHS Data Framework Act, companion legislation to the House bill introduced last year by U.S. Representative Will Hurd, Hurd released the following statement:

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February 5, 2018 Hurd on the Hill

Most folks aren’t accountants, myself included. And if you are not a CPA or a tax code expert, the idea of major tax reform can sound perplexing. Before the New Year, our tax code was four million words long – the same length as the Old and New testaments times five.

February 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) praised Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) for introducing the bipartisan Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act in the Senate.

February 2, 2018 Editorial

In 1885, Woodrow Wilson wrote in his treatise “Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics” that “the informing function of Congress should be preferred even to its legislative function.”

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January 22, 2018 Hurd on the Hill

What do you call the facilitation of $2 million of goods and services across our borders every minute? In Texas, we call it NAFTA. 

January 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23), Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, a bipartisan bill that protects DACA recipients from deportation while implementing new commonsense border security measures through enhanced technology, manpower and physical barriers, where necessary.

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January 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, the new Aspen Cyber Strategy Group kicked off its inaugural meeting in hopes of developing implementable solutions for today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges.

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January 8, 2018 Hurd on the Hill

No one wants to hear about another hack. As our society becomes more and more reliant on constantly emerging technologies from smart phones to smart cities, we have not been able to keep our digital information secure while harnessing these innovations.

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December 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives approved the first major tax reform bill since 1986. In response to the historic tax overhaul, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) released the following statement:

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December 18, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

In order to cut through the divisive political noise and be an effective Representative, my philosophy has been real simple: agree when you agree and disagree when you disagree.

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April 25, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration announced support April 25 for a bipartisan bill that provides a pathway to citizenship for young adults brought into the country as minors without legal documentation. The proposed bill also calls for an increase in security at the border between Mexico and the U.S., an increase in immigration judges and ties U.S.

April 25, 2018 In The News

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging support for a bipartisan House bill that would protect Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors.

April 25, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — One is a Democrat challenging a senator who may be the most popular Republican in Texas. The other is a Republican scrambling to keep a congressional seat in one of the nation's most narrowly divided districts, in a year of stiff anti-GOP headwinds.

November 29, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congress needs to boost funding to states to help them buy secure voting machines to prevent Russia and other hostile nations from hacking U.S. elections, election experts told a House panel Wednesday.

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November 27, 2017 In The News

The corporate philanthropic arm of AT&T Inc., the AT&T Foundation, donated $95,000 to San Antonio technology industry advocacy organization Tech Bloc to create a new matchmaker job to connect students with businesses, it announced Monday.

November 27, 2017 In The News

After two years of working across the aisle and navigating the channels of Congress, Will Hurd is on the verge of seeing his Modernizing Government Technology Act become law.

Now, he just has to work on an encore. The Texas Republican’s legislation is just one part of an effort to speed up digital transformation in the federal government.

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November 27, 2017 In The News

Representatives from Tech Bloc and AT&T on Monday announced the launch of a new mentorship program at CAST Tech High School. Come January, more than 200 local tech professionals will mentor students on their path toward educational and career opportunities.

November 27, 2017 In The News

The AT&T Foundation has given local advocacy group Tech Bloc a $95,000 grant to help launch a mentoring program at San Antonio’s new CAST Tech High School.

 

November 23, 2017 In The News

It has been a contentious year on Capitol Hill, with quite a bit of partisan bickering. But we asked lawmakers to put it all aside and tell us what they’re thankful for.

“What am I thankful for? For life, for strength, for health and for the opportunity to serve the people,” said Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga.

November 16, 2017 In The News

The Modernizing Government Technology Act will likely become law soon, as the Senate passed the bill Thursday as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.

The chamber passed the defense bill with a voice vote two days after the House approved it, clearing the way for the president’s anticipated signature to make it law.

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