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June 15th, 2017

 Restoring Our National Treasures

‘We have a responsibility to care for and maintain them’

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

With 29 counties, two time zones and more than 800 miles of U.S.-Mexico border, the 23rd Congressional District of Texas is certainly unique in the nation. Throughout my two and a half years serving as your Representative, I’ve crisscrossed …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

June 1st, 2017

The most honorable sacrifice

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

With Fort Bliss to the West, Joint Base San Antonio to the East and Laughlin Air Force Base in between, the 23rd Congressional District of Texas has a very special relationship with our nation’s military. For Memorial Day, there is an abundance of parades, concerts and commemorative events …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

April 6th, 2017

Trans-Pecos educators take part in coding event

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

Coding is the language of the 21st Century economy, and if our kids can’t speak it, they’re going to be left behind.

I am not just referring to jobs at tech companies. Employers from HEB to Toyota are actively hiring tech professionals, at salaries significantly higher …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

March 23rd, 2017

Far West Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, left, and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, on the road in their rented Chevy Impala, somewhere between San Antonio and Washington, D.C.

The bipartisan road trip – ‘we can disagree without being disagreeable’

Bu U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

It all started with a cancelled flight due to …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

March 9th, 2017

Constituent-driven policy: your opinions about Obamacare

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

Last week, I hosted my 13th live telephone town hall meeting in the last two years. Although they are no substitute for the 50-plus in-person town halls and more than 400 public events I have also led, telephone town hall meetings have allowed me to communicate …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

January 12th, 2017

Priorities for a second term: making government more responsible, efficient and accountable

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

As we welcome a new year and a new legislative session, my team and I are ready for another successful term.

The 115th Congress offers a fresh start for many legislative reforms that lawmakers have been working towards for years. Together, …

Bringing computer science to students and preparing them for the 21st century economy

Bringing computer science to students and preparing them for the 21st century economy

December 21st, 2016

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

Coding is the language of the 21st Century economy. If our students can’t speak it, they will be left behind. We must do a better job preparing our students for the jobs that don’t exist yet—and we’ve got to start at an earlier age.

Over 42,000 computer jobs go unfilled in Texas …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

December 8th, 2016

A new agenda to give small business a break

Guest column by Ways & Means Chairman KEVIN BRADY

As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, I am excited about our opportunity to finally deliver comprehensive tax reform that will empower small businesses in Texas and across the country. America’s small businesses embody the best of …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

December 1st, 2016

Back to work, hitting the ground running

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

During my first term, I put over 75,000 miles on my car crisscrossing the district, hosted over 400 public meetings, and helped over 1,000 individual constituents beat the federal bureaucracy. It’s been a busy two years, but I’m just getting started.

Our nation is experiencing new …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

October 13th, 2016

Commonsense leadership: working hard to get things done

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

The United States has lacked leadership in the areas of national defense, cybersecurity, and border security for too long, creating systemic challenges to the safety of Americans. Additionally, all too often, politicians are out of reach and out of touch with those they represent.

But …

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