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May 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC  - The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation today which provides for the nation’s defense and ensures our military has the proper tools to face the challenges of the 21st century. Included in the Fiscal Year 2016 Defense Authorization was an amendment by U.S.

May 15, 2015 Press Release

* Rep. Hurd will be joined by border patrol agent representatives on a press conference call this afternoon. Please see information below.

May 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd from the 23rd Congressional District of Texas today introduced bipartisan legislation that would solve a problem regarding a reliable pay system for Border Patrol Agents.

May 4, 2015 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Every day, your life is in some way impacted by a small business. Maybe it’s where you buy your coffee in the morning on the way to work or drop off your dry cleaning before taking the kids to school. The food you purchase from the local grocery store might have been produced by a local business, and a neighbor likely owns the gas station you frequent.

April 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan appropriations bill today focused on meeting the needs of veterans, service members and their families. The legislation provides a six percent increase over last year’s funding, ensuring increased resources for military readiness and comprehensive care for our nation’s veterans.

April 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Drawing upon expertise learned while in the CIA and building a small cybersecurity firm, U.S. Representative Will Hurd helped usher through legislation to combat cyberattacks. The U.S. House of Representatives advanced another bipartisan bill today with the passage of the H.R.

April 22, 2015 Editorial

I started an unusual job after I graduated college. In the back alleys of foreign nations, I was recruiting spies and uncovering secrets.

I was an undercover officer in the Central Intelligence Agency.

April 20, 2015 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Cybersecurity. It’s the latest buzzword. Your colleagues worry about it. The talking heads on TV analyze it. Congress holds hearings about it. And when your credit card company sends you a letter about it, you wonder just how concerned you should be.

April 17, 2015 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – On the heels of supporting legislation to repeal the Death Tax in Congress, U.S. Representative Will Hurd met with farmers from Uvalde, Medina and Frio counties this morning. Several issues were brought up at the meeting, including the Death Tax repeal, navigable waters rules, the Endangered Species Act and branched broomrape control.


In The News

January 27, 2017 In The News

Business leaders, economists, and Republican officials agree that President Trump's proposal for a 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for that proposed border wall would lead to massive economic dislocation in Texas and potentially a 'Texas depression,' News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. 

January 26, 2017 In The News

President Trump’s claims that torture works and his suggestion that the United States might return to brutal interrogation techniques banned by law are generating criticism from Congress and intelligence experts.

January 26, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s proposal Thursday to impose a 20 percent tax on goods imported from Mexico cast a chill over Texas and worried leaders from Monterrey to Calgary that the administration was starting a North American trade war that would increase the price of consumer goods.

January 26, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is criticizing President Trump's push to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

“Building a wall is the most expensive and least effective way to secure the border,” Hurd said in a statement late Wednesday, according to The Washington Post.

January 26, 2017 In The News

On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump talked often of his plans for a “big, beautiful wall” along the southern border. Trump supporter U.S. Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, went so far as to build a desktop model of an "impenetrable" concrete wall topped with concertina wire.

January 26, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump is no stranger to South Texas, but campaign season visits to Laredo and San Antonio were all about fundraising instead of fact-finding, so it’s probably fair to say he has moved into the White House with little appreciation of the region’s deep cultural and economic ties with Mexico.

January 26, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s vow to accelerate construction of a “contiguous, physical wall” along the Mexican border is slamming into a Washington reality — who’s going to pay for it and how?

Not us, say the Mexicans.

January 26, 2017 In The News

Take it from a Texan familiar with the vast region known as "La Frontera" to tell the truth about President Donald Trump's plan to build a Berlin Wall of sorts along the entire length of this nation's 2,000-mile southern border.

January 26, 2017 In The News

Congress will move legislation this year providing up to $15 billion to build a wall along the Mexican boundary, Republican leaders said Thursday. But they would not say how they’d prevent the massive project from worsening federal deficits, and were meeting resistance from GOP lawmakers.

January 26, 2017 In The News

It soon could fall on congressional Republicans to plead with President Donald Trump to rescind Thursday’s pay up-or-else threat to Mexican leaders.

Trump used a morning tweet to respond to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s rejection of the new U.S. president’s Wednesday directive to begin “immediate” construction of a wall along the countries’ 2,000-mile border.