Will Hurd on Foreign Policy



Push the Russians out of Crimea & out of the Donbass

And one of the things that I was concerned that I'm Secretary Blinken said, he said help the Ukrainians take back land that they lost in the last 16 months? How about we take back land that they lost since 2014? We should be making sure that we're supporting Ukraine and pushing the Russians out of Crimea, out of the Donbass. And I hope that was just him, misspeaking. And that the official policy is not just going back to the way things were when the Russians most recently invaded 16 months ago.
Source: ABC This Week on 2023 Presidential hopefuls , Jun 25, 2023

China is trying to surpass us as a global superpower

The last two administrations, President Biden, and President Trump has failed in the western hemisphere to build our allies. And why should every American care about this? Every American should care, because the Chinese government is trying to surpass us as a global superpower. And if they do that, that is going to affect our 401(k)'s, it's going to affect our ability of kids to get good paying jobs.
Source: ABC This Week on 2023 Presidential hopefuls , Jun 25, 2023

Workforce key to winning New Cold War with Chinese

Our ability to build a workforce of tomorrow, not yesterday, will determine whether the United States can win the New Cold War with the Chinese Government in which we are currently engaged. The winner of this New Cold War will be the global superpower for the rest of this century, and for America to win we need to reboot our thinking on how to educate our kids.
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website WillBHurd.com , Jun 23, 2023

Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism.

Hurd voted YEA The World Bank Accountability Act

Congressional Summary: HR 3326: World Bank Accountability Act: Requires withholding 15% of appropriation if countries borrowing from the World Bank`s International Development Association are not implementing the UN Security Council resolution to impose sanctions on North Korea. Withholds an additional 15% if the World Bank approved a loan to a country designated by the US as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Statement in support by Rep. French Hill (R-AR-2): The World Bank`s extravagant and unaccountable spending practices have been in conflict with the values of Americans for far too long. This bill helps put an end to sending hard-earned American dollars to despots and corrupt regimes. [We should instead] see these funds used how they were truly intended, which is to help lift individuals out of poverty and put them on the pathway to success.

Statement in opposition by IssueVoter.org: Opponents say that withholding funds may undercut the credibility and leverage the World Bank has to get reforms enacted and implemented. `America`s leadership at the World Bank is `one of the major tools in our soft power arsenal``. If the U.S. cuts obligations too much, it will cede that power.

Statement in opposition by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA-6) on Medium.comJan 22, 2018: H.R. 3326 is taking a hammer approach to a multilateral organization that provides support for millions of people in the world`s most impoverished countries. It is also concerning that this legislation is being considered at a time when the Trump Administration is actively seeking to back away from any and all international organizations. Additionally, the World Bank is already implementing a series of reforms.

Legislative outcome: Jan. 17, 2018 House Bill Passed 237-184 (Roll no. 24); bill died in Senate committee.

Source: Congressional vote 17-HR3326 on Jul 20, 2017

Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang.

Hurd voted YEA Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Legislative summary: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: