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Rep. Will Hurd

Former Representative for Texas’s 23rd District

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Hurd was the representative for Texas’s 23rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2020.

Photo of Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23, 2015-2020]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Hurd.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hurd is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Hurd sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 92% Human Rights Campaign: 30% League of Conservation Voters: 20% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 5%

Enacted Legislation

Hurd was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hurd sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (39%) International Affairs (14%) Immigration (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Education (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hurd’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hurd voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Hurd voted Yea

Hurd voted Yea

Passed 233/183 on Jul 22, 2020.

Hurd voted Yea

Hurd voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Hurd voted Aye

Passed 272/158 on Jul 25, 2019.

Hurd voted Aye

Passed 240/187 on Jul 16, 2019.

In a series of tweets on July 14, 2019 directed at four Democratic congresswomen --- unnamed but known to be Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, ...

Hurd voted Aye

Passed 239/192 on Jan 3, 2019.

This was the vote on the House Democrats' continuing resolution to reopen the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the midst of the government shutdown ...

Hurd voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

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. ...

Hurd voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2020, Hurd missed 50 of 3,489 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: