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February 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined his colleagues in passing a bipartisan bill to begin a pilot program for service dogs to assist veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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February 2, 2020 Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, TX – After learning of the decision to return a number of Americans traveling in China to Lackland Air Force Base and the potential risk of coronavirus, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) released the following statement:

January 31, 2020 Press Release

EAGLE PASS, TX —This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced grant funding through the Head Start education program for Native American tribes across the country, including the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas in Eagle Pass. Thrilled by the news, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) released the following statement:

January 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, after attending the White House signing ceremony for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) released the following statement:

January 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) showed his continued support for expanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and our nation’s veterans by helping pass a bipartisan bill that promotes veteran participation in related curriculum and career fields.

January 27, 2020 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

This January marks a historic event—the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA). This bipartisan law established a framework to combat human trafficking across the globe. Unfortunately, although this law made major strides to combat human trafficking, this form of modern-day slavery is still pervasive around the world.

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) continued his fervent support for our nation’s seniors by helping pass out of the House the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (H.R. 1230). Rep.

January 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) was presented today with the Waste Warrior Award by the White Coat Waste Project for his steadfast advocacy in Congress to end taxpayer-funded experiments and tests that harm animals.

This Congress, Rep. Hurd was an original cosponsor and strong proponent of several initiatives to end animal testing, including:

January 14, 2020 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Over the past week, you may have seen news coverage of the death of Qassem Soleimani and escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. The events that have unfolded over the last few weeks have made it even clearer that the Iranian regime and its proxies are the responsible parties for the escalation of tensions between our two countries.

January 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23), who spent nearly a decade as an undercover officer in the CIA and served in the Middle East, spoke on the House Floor today regarding the War Powers Resolution being put forward by House Democrats in response to the death of Qassem Soleimani.

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In The News

January 4, 2019 In The News

The bill to elevate the authority of the federal CIO didn’t make it out of the 115th Congress, but that doesn’t mean its authors are giving up on it.

January 4, 2019 In The News

President Trump’s false statements and shifting position on the border wall have contradicted his own negotiators and frustrated Republicans he needs to fight battles for him on Capitol Hill.

January 4, 2019 In The News

Top lawmakers are gathering at the White House again Friday to try to find a way to end the partial government shutdown. This comes one day after Democrats, who now have a majority in the House of Representatives, passed a package to reopen parts of the government until September, and passed a measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 8.

January 4, 2019 In The News

Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Will Hurd, R-Texas reintroduced today their Federal CIO Authorization Act, which is intended to elevate and reauthorize the role of the Federal CIO. A previous version of the legislation passed unanimously out of the House on Nov. 30, 2018.

December 18, 2018 In The News

Undocumented immigrant children will be released quicker from the Tornillo tent city and other shelters after a policy change regarding the fingerprinting of sponsors' households.

December 18, 2018 In The News

House lawmakers announced plans to improve the use of artificial intelligence and increase the government’s cyber workforce through new bills in 2019 that would provide funding and set standards in the public and private sectors, Federal News Network 

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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.

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