United States Congressman Will Hurd will discuss “Immigration Policy Challenges Facing Congress” Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. The event is an installment of the Conversations in Public Policy series hosted by the Bush School of Government & Public Service’s Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at Texas A&M University.
A reception will begin at 6:15 p.m. with Hurd speaking at 7 p.m.
The lecture is open to the public, but reservations are strongly suggested by Monday, September 30. Registration is available on the Bush School website or by calling (979) 845-1927.
Since 2015, Hurd, a Texas A&M computer science graduate and former student body president, has served as the representative for Texas District 23, which stretches from San Antonio to El Paso along the U.S.-Mexico border, encompassing more of the U.S.-Mexico border than any other congressional district.
Hurd has dedicated himself to finding long-term solutions to the migration crisis, including release of a discussion draft of the Asylum Reform Act of 2019, a legislative proposal to reform the United States’ outdated asylum laws. In January 2018, Hurd introduced the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, the only bipartisan bicameral border security and immigration proposal introduced last Congress, and helped lead a discharge petition to bring the bill to the House floor.
Hurd sits on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.