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June 15, 2018 Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, TX – This week, San Antonio’s Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, a 600-acre bird paradise on the Southside, was allocated $1.5 million from the Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan for a study that will initiate the restoration of the lake’s ecosystem and surrounding habitat. Rep.

June 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, S. 2397, the Senate companion to U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s DHS Data Framework Act, was unanimously approved by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In response to this great news, Hurd released the following statement:

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June 12, 2018 Press Release

MARATHON, TX – Rep. Hurd is pleased to announce the North American Development Bank (NADB) and the Marathon Water Supply and Sewer Services Corporation have signed a US$1.55 million grant agreement to finance improvements to the town’s current sewer system. Funding for this project is through the U.S.

June 12, 2018 Hurd on the Hill: Local Columns

Summer has officially arrived in the 23rd District of Texas, and with a Texas summer, we can all expect some pretty hot temperatures from San Antonio to El Paso. The summer months tend to come with thoughts of school out, family vacations, relaxing by the water with friends and family.

June 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last Friday, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) voted with his colleagues on both sides of the political aisle to support funding for military construction, veterans’ affairs, and energy and water related projects for the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). This package does the following:

June 1, 2018 Press Release

EAGLE PASS, TX – This week, the City of Eagle Pass was awarded $200,000 from Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Recreational Trails grant program. This grant funding will be used to begin the City’s “Community Trails Network Project” to provide safe, accessible pathways from schools and parks across the community. U.S.

June 1, 2018 Press Release

SALT FLAT, TX – This week, the Guadalupe Ridge Trail, which begins in the 23rd District of Texas’s Guadalupe Mountains National Park and spans all the way to New Mexico, received the designation of National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Excited about this news, U.S.

June 1, 2018 Press Release

DEL RIO, TX – Following U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s successful efforts last Congress to bring commercial flights to Del Rio, today a new flight from Del Rio International Airport (DRT) to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has been announced. In response to the news, Hurd released the following statement:

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In The News

August 10, 2018 In The News

A San Antonio-area congressman is warning oil and natural gas companies about threats from Russian hackers.

August 10, 2018 In The News

Military veteran unemployment is declining nationwide, but Rep. Will Hurd believes they need more pathways toward the information technology sector after their service.

Hurd (R-Helotes) met with officials from the nonprofit Project QUEST and Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy on Thursday as those entities aim to increase access and awareness about their programs to military veterans.

August 7, 2018 In The News

Val Verde County veterans are facing a number of issues pertaining their health-related and other benefits, but their most urgent priority, according to a round table held Tuesday afternoon, is to have comprehensive and affordable transportation for their out-of-town medical appointments.

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August 2, 2018 In The News

While some in Washington, D.C., seek funding to build a wall along the southern border, one of San Antonio's five congressmen has pledged his support for building a new international bridge about 160 miles west of the Alamo City.

August 1, 2018 In The News

 Millions of dollars worth of maintenance and repairs is needed to keep the San Antonio Missions from falling apart.

The technical term is "deferred maintenance," an ever growing list of projects needed to done, but at the moment, there isn’t enough money or staff to do the jobs. 

July 30, 2018 In The News

Long overdue maintenance projects could be moving forward soon in Texas. The state’s precious resources rely on federal dollars to keep the parks safe for visitors.

Our Washington Bureau’s Alana Austin reports on how Congress could address these urgent needs.

July 26, 2018 In The News

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s information technology and government operations subcommittees held a joint hearing Wednesday to key in on the most salient, persistent, and omnipresent issue in Federal agency IT: cybersecurity.

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July 26, 2018 In The News

Legacy IT systems continue to limit the overall effectiveness of other cybersecurity solutions, federal CIO Suzette Kent told lawmakers at a July 25 House hearing, but she said the administration is making progress. A report to the president on IT modernization included 52 tasks for federal agencies, many of which deal with cybersecurity.

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July 25, 2018 In The News

“Artificial intelligence is a technology that transcends borders,” Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said during a House hearing on the technology earlier this year.

July 25, 2018 In The News

The lead sponsor of the Modernizing Government Technology Act expressed confidence that congressional appropriators will eventually replenish a revolving fund for IT modernization, but unresolved issues regarding transparency need to be addressed.

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