BY REP. WILL HURD (R-TEXAS), OPINION CONTRIBUTOR - 04/04/17 05:30 PM EDT
Coding is the language of the 21st Century economy, and if our kids can’t speak it, they’re going to be left behind.
San Antonio, TX – During a three-day workshop this weekend in San Antonio, more than 40 middle and high school math teachers from 16 school districts between San Antonio and Socorro were taught how to incorporate coding and computer science lessons into their curriculums. This initiative was led by U.S.
Washington, DC – This afternoon, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement regarding the American Health Care Act (AHCA):
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S.
It all started with a cancelled flight due to inclement weather. Thirty-six hours and more than 1,600 miles later, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso, and I, a Republican from San Antonio, had driven in a Chevy Impala across the country to Washington, DC.
Washington, DC – In advance of Thursday’s vote overhauling the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement:
Washington, DC – This week, the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act was reintroduced in both the House and Senate.
Washington, DC—To better help our nation’s veterans transition into meaningful civilian careers, this week U.S. Representative Will Hurd introduced H.R. 1428, the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act. The bill will incentivize state and local governments to hire American veterans as new law enforcement officers.
Washington, DC – Reinforcing his commitment to keeping Americans safe, U.S. Representative Will Hurd joined his colleagues to fund our national defense through fiscal year 2017.
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Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, reintroduced his Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act in the House on Friday as Congress dodged an eleventh hour budget fight that would have shut down the government. Hurd told MeriTalk that the timing is designed to get the bill through markup and onto the floor for votes as soon as possible.
Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd has been a regular in the headlines lately, whether it be for the conversations at his town halls at a time when some of his GOP colleagues are accused of avoiding them, or proposing the U.S. focus on creating a “smart wall” to secure the border, instead of a physical one.
SAN ANTONIO - Local leaders got together for an information briefing on Hurricane Harvey at the Emergency Operations Center on Friday afternoon.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Judge Nelson Wolff, Congressman Will Hurd, CPS Energy CEO Paula Gold-Williams were among those who attended the briefing.
Some of the highlights from the briefing are:
If, for some unfathomable reason, you are planning to follow a congressman through a baking-hot Texas summer, I recommend you choose Will Hurd. He’s personable, mild-mannered and clearly in command of the issues. Also, he holds many of his town halls in Dairy Queens, so you can cool off with a Blizzard while you wait for the event to start.
DEL RIO, TEXAS —
President Donald Trump’s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall could trigger a budget showdown when Congress returns in September, as Democrats, and some Republicans, debate whether beginning construction on new sections of the wall would be worth the $1.6 billion expense.
Goal is to attract more cybersecurity jobs to city
SAN ANTONIO - Two new facilities broke ground Tuesday at Port San Antonio, which are expected to bring cyber jobs to the Alamo City.
Congressman Will Hurd said the facilities will help San Antonio reach its goal of creating 5,000 new jobs by 2020.
With its occupancy at more than 90%, Port San Antonio is increasing its available space through the construction of two new buildings totaling more than 200,000 sq. ft., located in the heart of the Port.
The Department of Homeland Security is led by an acting secretary and key component jobs remain unfilled, but expert observers say a lack of Senate-confirmed leaders won't be a significant obstacle to the border wall projects.
JUDY WOODRUFF: We return to the president’s campaign rally last night, and get the perspective of a Republican congressman where the border debate hits home. Representative Will Hurd of Texas serves on the House Homeland Security Committee, as well as the Intelligence and Oversight Committees.
If for some unfathomable reason you are planning to follow a congressman through a baking-hot Texas summer, I recommend you choose Will Hurd. He’s personable, mild-mannered, and clearly in command of the issues. Also, he holds many of his town halls in Dairy Queens, so you can cool off with a Blizzard while you wait for the event to start.