Hurd was the representative for Texas’s 23rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2020.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Hurd.
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
Hurd was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4785 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1305 U.S. Highway 90 West in Castroville, Texas, as the “Lance Corporal Rhonald Dain Rairdan ...
- H.R. 7327 (115th): Strengthening and Enhancing Cyber-capabilities by Utilizing Risk Exposure Technology Act
- H.R. 2454 (115th): Department of Homeland Security Data Framework Act of 2018
- 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.
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).
Hurd sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (39%) International Affairs (14%) Immigration (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Education (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)
Some of Hurd’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1250 (116th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the ...
- H.Con.Res. 116 (116th): Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the principles that should ...
- H.R. 8221 (116th): Blackwell School National Historic Site Act
- H.R. 8093 (116th): Big Bend National Park Boundary Adjustment Act
- H.R. 7101 (116th): Elaine M. Checketts Military Families Act of 2020
- H.R. 4785 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 3720 (116th): Trafficking and Smuggling Intelligence Act of 2019
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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