Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) was appointed this week to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which oversees initiatives in national security and intelligence gathering.
In addition to his new appointment, Hurd also sits on the House Homeland Security Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
“We are living in a dangerous time when our enemies’ tactics, techniques, and procedures are continuously evolving,” Hurd said. “It’s the job of Congress to make sure our national security apparatus is ready to meet these threats. I left an organization I love, and a career I loved and was good at because I believed I could help the intelligence community in a different way. That’s why I ran for Congress. It’s exciting to be able to use my experience to develop recommendations with my colleagues on the committee that will prevent terrorist attacks and keep Americans safe.”
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Hurd was an “obvious choice” for the committee, citing his work on national security and cybersecurity issues.
“I’m honored by Speaker Ryan’s appointment and humbled to be able to yet again support my colleagues in the Intelligence Community as they continue their challenging and gravely important work to keep this country safe,” Hurd said.