March 31 - April 2, 2017

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

Opening General Session

Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.

Congressman Will Hurd to Address Convention Attendees

U.S. Congressman Will Hurd will address attendees during the Opening General Session of the Cattle Raisers Convention.

Representing the 23rd District of Texas, Hurd’s district stretches from San Antonio to El Paso and includes hundreds of miles of the U.S. - Mexico border. Hurd is a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and was recently appointed to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. A former undercover CIA officer, Hurd is a leading voice on national security and cybersecurity.



Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin 

American Action Forum president, former director, Congressional Budget Office, economic and fiscal policy expert

President Trump and the Economy: How will one affect the other?

By April 1, the Trump administration will have been in place for 10 weeks. From international trade and domestic energy to immigration and healthcare, the new administration will act on countless policy priorities.

How President Donald Trump and his new administration responds to these policy questions will set the trajectory for the U.S. and global economy for generations to come. What are the near- and long-term growth prospects for the U.S. economy? How will key federal policy choices in taxes, entitlements, financial sector regulation, general regulatory policy and the decisions of the Federal Reserve impact consumers?

Holtz-Eakin will bring the American Action Forum’s practical and sensible approach to an analysis of how President Trump and the myriad global and domestic economic factors will affect one another and our prosperity.

About Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Holtz-Eakin is the former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and the former chief economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is one of the nation’s top economists. 

Having been involved in policy, politics, academia and government, he is unique in his diverse, multifaceted economic background and offers audiences a 360-degree view of the economy. 

He is skilled at forecasting policy changes on the horizon and recommending sound strategies for mitigating risk.

Visit to read more about Holtz-Eakin and his Eakinomics commentary in The Daily Dish blog.