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September 11, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

Hurricane Harvey left many fellow Texans with their lives in danger and homes destroyed. Two weeks after the unprecedented flooding, folks in many areas of the state still have multiple feet of water inside their living rooms. Schools are closed. Families are displaced. Businesses are only beginning to reopen their doors.

September 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd supported emergency disaster relief and recovery needs in response to Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented flooding.

September 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives to support emergency funding for disaster relief and recovery needs in response to Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented flooding. 

September 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

August 28, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

This month, my staff and I did our annual DC2DQ road-trip, hosting twenty public town hall meetings in seven days across Texas – mostly at local Dairy Queens.  When I first ran for Congress, folks told me that they never saw their Representative. I promised them that they would never be able to say that about me.

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August 7, 2017 Editorial

We have driverless vehicles, we can use facial recognition software as payment for goods, and outer space is the next hot commercial travel destination. Yet we continue to debate the efficacy of a third century solution to secure our nation’s southern border.

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August 4, 2017 Press Release

PRESIDIO, TX – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved grant funding this week to repair the Presidio International Rail Bridge and South Orient Railroad, which extends from Presidio to San Angelo. With this funding, Presidio can continue serve as a pillar of Texas trade, benefitting both the border region and the State’s economy. U.S.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) introduced the Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology (SMART) Act with Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX), David G.

July 24, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

My title is Representative, and I have the honor of representing the 23rd Congressional District of Texas. During my first term in office in 2015 and 2016, I hosted over 400 public meetings, called over 630,000 households for live telephone town hall meetings, responded to over 50,000 constituent letters, and put over 75,000 miles on my car crisscrossing the district.

July 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which determines funding levels and priorities for our nation’s common defense.

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In The News

October 12, 2017 In The News

One of President Trump’s advisers on Thursday acknowledged that the administration has been slow to permanently fill top information technology roles in the federal government.

October 12, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, is working on the text of his bill to create the Cyber National Guard, a scholarship program that will help train students for cybersecurity jobs in the Federal government.

October 12, 2017 In The News

Congressman Will Hurd has introduced two amendments to the Border Security for America Act that would use cutting edge technology instead of a large wall to secure the U.S/Mexico border.

Earlier this year, Hurd brought up an idea for something he calls a “SMART” wall. It uses a series of cameras, drones and other tech to monitor activity along the border.

October 12, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) on Thursday said he is unimpressed with the Department of Justice's rebranding of the encryption debate as a matter of "responsible encryption."

"You can call it whatever you want, but make sure you have strong encryption," he said at "The Cyber Frontier," a series of talks put on in Washington by The Atlantic magazine. 

October 12, 2017 In The News

Days after a Justice Department leader called for “responsible encryption” that allows law enforcement to access suspects’ encrypted data, one of Congress’ cybersecurity leaders slammed the idea.

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October 12, 2017 In The News

White House advisor Chris Liddell acknowledged that the federal government may be moving too slowly in filling permanent CIO positions throughout departments and agencies.

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October 12, 2017 In The News

 In the widening congressional investigation into Russian meddling in American elections, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro said he believes the House Intelligence Committee should interview Facebook employees embedded last year in the San Antonio-based digital operation of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

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October 11, 2017 In The News

Will we soon see a wall? The House Homeland Security Committee recently passed widespread border security legislation that would outline a U.S. plan to protect U.S. borders. Only Republicans voted for the legislation, but not all conservatives are on the same page when it comes to border security. Rep.

October 11, 2017 In The News

There's lots going on in Washington, and Congressman Will Hurd took a few minutes to explain his view on some of the issues.

October 11, 2017 In The News

Congressman Will Hurd represents Texas’ 23rd district, one of the largest congressional districts in the country spanning over 800 miles of the border. He joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss cybersecurity, his work on counterterrorism in special operations overseas, and the current issues surrounding race in our culture.

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