Washington, DC – In an effort to provide a level playing field for small and medium size businesses, U.S.
Family farms and ranches in our district are part of a cycle that is as sure as the rising sun. They prepare their fields, manage their livestock and crops to protect their growth and then harvest the fruits of their labor. While the crops and methods may change through the years, and the bounty may be unpredictable, harvest time arrives.
Traveling the district, I hear story after story from seniors about how difficult it has become for them to get an appointment with their Medicare doctor.
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd of the 23rd Congressional District of Texas introduced legislation today to require the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reduce duplicative information technology (IT) systems within DHS. When DHS was created in 2003, it merged 22 agencies, each with its own IT systems.
Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation today that will increase seniors’ access to good doctors. This bill ensures a doctor’s ability to provide important medical care to people on Medicare.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) joined his colleagues to pass a budget resolution which fully repeals the Affordable Care Act, restores vital defense spending and balances the federal budget in less than ten years without raising taxes.
Washington, DC – In an effort to make it easier for veterans to receive health care when a VA facility is not easily accessible, U.S. Representative Will Hurd has cosponsored The Keeping our Promises to Veterans Act which will make additional reforms to Veterans Affairs.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but the only reason that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to regulate dry creek beds is because they want to get on your property. That’s unacceptable.
Washington, DC – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act in an effort to improve the EPA’s oversight process. Established in 1978, the Science Advisory Board (SAB) is critical in reviewing the scientific foundation for the EPA’s regulatory decisions.
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Republican Congressman Will Hurd - whose district spans 800 miles (1,290 km) of the Texas-Mexico border - on Friday criticized plans under consideration by the Trump administration to build walls and fences costing an estimated $21.6 billion to deter illegal immigration.
Even though there is a law designed to give Cabinet-level IT heads control over their departments’ tech spending, people working on the law’s implementation told FedScoop it hasn’t been powerful enough yet to fix the problem at every agency.
A bid in the last Congress to set aside pots of money for cloud adoption was doomed by a $9 billion score from the Congressional Budget Office.
The Modernizing Government Technology Act, which passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote in September 2016, was ignored by the Senate in the wake of the prohibitively high score.
The wall that President Trump has vowed to build along the U.S. border with Mexico could cost more than $21 billion, nearly twice the amount of previous estimates, according to an internal Homeland Security Department report that was obtained by Reuters.
John F. Kelly, the new U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, says securing the Southwest border starts with drug demand reduction in the United States.
It also requires the U.S. helping Central American countries socially and economically, Kelly said, at a congressional hearing earlier this week.
Rep. Will Hurd said Tuesday "there were no credible threats" to the United States "as of two days ago" from individuals from the seven majority-Muslim countries covered by President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban.
This morning members of the United States House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee had the opportunity to ask Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly his views on immigration and border security.
Congressman Will Hurd is feeling a little more at ease with the Trump administrations border security plan.
The Congressman heard from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, the top House Republican on homeland security issues, strongly criticized President Donald Trump's administration Monday for the chaotic rollout last month of his travel ban of mostly Muslim countries.
While chairing a hearing with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, McCaul raised questions about the ban's implementation.
While the federal IT and acquisition communities still are “patiently” waiting for President Donald Trump to name key players at the Office of Management and Budget, the General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management, Republican lawmakers gave us a little bit of insight into their plans for 2017.