Hurd, a Republican, is the representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Hurd is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Hurd.
Hurd is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hurd has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Will Hurd sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Chair, Subcommittee on Information Technology
- House Committee on Homeland Security
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture
- Member, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats
Hurd was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4902 (114th): To amend title 5, United States Code, to expand law enforcement availability pay to employees of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations.
- H.R. 5252 (114th): To designate the United States Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry located at 1400 Lower Island Road in Tornillo, Texas, as the “Marcelino Serna Port of ...
- H.R. 1626 (114th): DHS IT Duplication Reduction Act of 2015
- H.R. 2252 (114th): To clarify the effective date of certain provisions of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014, and for other purposes.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Hurd sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hurd’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3479: Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology Act
- H.R. 2627: Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting Act
- H.R. 2626: Strong Visa Integrity Secures America Act
- H.R. 2584: National Park Service Legacy Act of 2017
- H.R. 2454: Department of Homeland Security Data Framework Act of 2017
- H.R. 2227: MGT Act
- H.R. 1428: American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017
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H.Res. 478: Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for ...
Jul 27, 2017. Passed 230/196.
H.R. 1628: American Health Care Act of 2017
May 4, 2017. Passed 217/213.
The American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) was a leading proposal in the first half of 2017 by House Republicans to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare, but we'll abbreviate it ACA) and "defund" Planned Parenthood. It was also the vehicle ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 749: Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015
Mar 4, 2015. Passed 316/101.
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2017, Hurd missed 21 of 1,998 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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