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October 14, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

The month of October brings with it many recognizable trends: the early signs of fall, stores filled with Halloween décor, pumpkin patches and pink ribbons – the universal symbol for breast cancer awareness.

October 13, 2019 Press Release

OZONA, TX – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) attended the grand opening of the Escondido Draw Recreational Area in Crockett County. This is the largest off-highway vehicle (OHV) project ever by the U.S.

October 13, 2019 Press Release

MARATHON, TX – Yesterday evening U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) joined the Big Bend Conservancy, Acting Director of the National Park Service (NPS) David Vela and other stakeholders and park advocates at the Gage Hotel in Marathon to support the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend National Park, which opened on June 12, 1944.

September 30, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15th to October 15th to honor the many Latino Americans who have shaped our nation’s history and culture and continue to do so each day. The United States of America is stronger because of the past, present and future contributions that Latinos have made across our communities, and there is no better example  than here in Texas.

September 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) continued his efforts to make sure Texans of all backgrounds have access to educational opportunities by supporting the bipartisan Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act (H.R. 2486).

September 11, 2019 Editorial

Originally Published in the El Paso Times on September 11, 2019.

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September 4, 2019 Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ‘s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $1,365,400 to the San Antonio River Authority for flood prevention, mitigation and protection. U.S.

August 23, 2019 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

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.

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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.

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

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