Originally published in USA Today on August 26, 2019.
Almost every American has a family member or knows someone who has served in our Armed Forces. However, fewer of us know someone who gave their life to protect the very freedoms we enjoy today.
There are many reasons why I love America. I have learned over my three terms in Congress, by representing people that voted for me, didn’t vote for me or didn’t vote at all, that America is better than the sum of its parts. Serving people of all walks of life has shown me that way more unites our country than divides us.
WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined fellow Texas Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-08) last week to fight for benefits for our Texas retired public servants by introducing the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2019.
There’s no question that our South and West Texas communities are bearing the brunt of the immigration crisis. When crisscrossing the 23rd District of Texas I consistently hear that folks I represent are concerned about the influx of migrants and subsequent releases by the Customs and Border Protection.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23), who spent nearly a decade as an undercover CIA officer, joined his colleagues to pass the bipartisan Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA), which provides critical support to the brave men and women of the U.S. intelligence community and makes our nation more secure.
WASHINGTON, DC –Today U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) continued to fight for West Texas infrastructure improvements by penning a bipartisan letter of support with 21 members of the Texas delegation to U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the Permian Basin to receive funds through DoT’s BUILD grant program.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) continued his efforts to address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border by combatting drug trafficking, human trafficking and human smuggling. Rep. Hurd was joined by fellow former CIA officer Rep.
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