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October, 2017

  • 23 October

    Hurd on the Hill: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an opportunity to recognize the increasing importance of digital security and to share best practices for keeping our digital information safe. As we continue to become more dependent on computers, …

  • 17 October

    Video+Story: Cornyn – Modernize, Don’t End, NAFTA

    WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the importance of modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the fourth round of negotiations between the United States, Mexico, and Canada come …

  • 17 October

    Analysis: Bathrooms, Business and Ballots

    Joe Straus wants a committee to look at the state’s economic competitiveness and make sure the state government doesn’t spoil a high-functioning business environment. That might be a good government idea. It’s a great political idea. The House speaker’s …

  • 9 October

    Hurd on the Hill: National Disability Awareness Month

    Since October is National Disability Awareness Month, it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the contributions made to the fabric of our society by our fellow Americans with disabilities. It’s important to highlight people like …

  • 7 October

    Analysis: How do They Cheat Thee? Count the Ways

    Texas isn’t the most unfairly redistricted state — if you use the measure cited by lawyers arguing this week before the U.S. Supreme Court — but the maps we use to elect people to Congress and the …

September, 2017

  • 30 September

    Op-Ed: The Ethics of Climate Change

    The National Wildlife Foundation estimates that the United States is the second largest global contributor of carbon emissions, though only comprising a mere 4.4% of the global population. It seems that the apparent dangers of rising sea levels, devastating …

  • 27 September

    Op-Ed: County Commissioner David Stout – …They Lied!

    While the fight with the city over Duranguito has been going on for quite a while, it is just now, with the dramatic actions taken and the media focused on the issue, that many people …

  • 25 September

    Op-Ed: When Sports, Politics, Race and Protest Collide

    The last few days have been some of the most interesting, polarizing, and controversial the country, let alone the sports world has seen in a long time. President Donald Trump stole the limelight when he …

  • 25 September

    Hurd on the Hill: Celebrating Centuries of Hispanic Contributions

    Each year, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 in order to reflect on the tremendous historical and cultural contributions that Hispanics have made in our communities. There is no place …

  • 24 September

    Analysis: A Storm Brings Distinct Changes in the Political Winds

    Politics can change as fast as the weather. Hurricane Harvey proved it. The breadth of the storm’s effect was evident at this past weekend’s Texas Tribune Festival — three days of on- and off-stage conversations …

  • 8 September

    Hurd Stands by Texans to Provide Much-Needed Relief

    WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, U.S. Representative Will Hurd supported emergency disaster relief and recovery needs in response to Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented flooding. The bill will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to continue …

  • 7 September

    Video+Comments: Cornyn – Senate Passes $15 Billion in New Disaster Aid

    WASHINGTON – Thursday the U.S. Senate passed legislation 80-17 to keep the government funded and raise the debt ceiling through December, including $15.25 billion in new disaster relief funding available for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. …

  • 5 September

    Local, State, National Leaders Speak Out on President Trump’s Decision to End DACA

    President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) first implemented by President Obama in 2012. Below is the President’s statement, as provided by the White House. President Donald J. …

August, 2017

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