This week I was delighted to meet with North Texans across the 32nd Congressional District to discuss important issues facing our community and nation. From volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank, to meeting with healthcare professionals, to meeting with small businesses across the district, I had a productive and informative week talking with the constituents that I proudly represent.
North Texas Food Bank
There is no better way to spend a Tuesday morning than volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank. My Dallas team and I joined more than 200 volunteers in boxing food, building comradery, and doing the necessary work to ensure that our neighbors and fellow Texans have access to the food and nutrients they need. Volunteering and helping others is extremely important for our society's wellbeing. Our Texas economy is one of the greatest because of hard workers who care about others; therefore, enabling the economy to avoid overbearing government programs and regulations. I sincerely appreciate my Texas neighbors who contribute to society through philanthropy and volunteering.
|Congressman Sessions and his Dallas team volunteering at North Texas Food Bank|
United States Global Leadership Coalition
On Monday, I sat down with leaders with the United States Global Leadership Coalition to discuss America's role as a world leader and the resources we give our State Department to accomplish their mission. In our increasingly interconnected world, I believe it is imperative that America remains actively engaged with our friends and allies abroad. Through smart and effective investments in development and diplomacy, we are better able to keep our citizens safe, strengthen our economy, and save lives, and I appreciate the work of the USGLC to ensure that our nation's leaders have the knowledge and facts required to make smart decisions for America.
|Members of the US Global Leadership Conference meeting with Congressman Sessions to discuss the future of the United States’ leadership on the international stage|
Meeting with North Texas Business Leaders
Dallas Association of Credit Unions
Monday evening I was pleased to speak at the Dallas Association of Credit Unions meeting. For the last 8 years, the financial services sector has been under assault from onerous rules and regulations promulgated by bureaucrats in the federal government. With our current administration we have the opportunity to unleash the free market and expand the industry's ability to serve the American people by rolling back some of the regulations, and it was great to spend time with the men and women of the Association of Credit Unions discussing how we in Congress can help them serve their members.
|Congressman Sessions meeting with leaders from Credit Unions across the 32nd District|
Texas Security Bank Business Institute
This week, I was delighted to speak to North Texans representing a wide variety of small businesses at the Texas Security Bank Business Institute Luncheon. Specifically, we discussed how congressional actions on rolling back the most burdensome Obama-era regulations and removing red tape will allow small businesses and the free enterprise system to grow and flourish. In working with our colleagues in the Senate, the Congress has been able to pass significant reforms that, since January, have enabled our economy to add almost 863,000 jobs. As Congress returns to Washington after our district work period, I look forward to renewing the fight to reduce the size and burden of the federal government.
|Congressman Sessions meeting with small business owners and members of the Texas Security Bank’s Business Institute on Tuesday to discuss H.R. 10, the Financial Choice Act.|
North Texas National Tooling and Machining Association
On Wednesday evening I was delighted to join my friends from the North Texas Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association once again. For 12 years in a row now, I have had the privilege of addressing this hard-working group of Americans, and sharing my thoughts on Washington and the Congress. Since its establishment in 1943 the NTMA has been a staunch advocate for the manufacturing industry, and I enjoyed the time we got to spend discussing the issues facing the manufacturing industry and our country as a whole.
|Congressman Sessions speaking at the North Texas National Tooling and Machining Association chapter dinner|
Panel Discussions with North Texans
Irving Transportation Investment Summit
As a strong supporter of critical infrastructure legislation that moves our country forward, I was honored to receive the Irving Transportation Conference Lifetime Infrastructure Achievement Award. Ultimately, we must continue to provide for our nation's transportation and economic needs through legislation such as highway bills, the biannual Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), and the Transportation appropriations funding bill.
|Congressman Sessions with Mayors Doug Athas of Garland and Rick Stopfer of Irving, as well as other members of the Irving Transportation Conference for the presentation of the Lifetime Infrastructure Achievement Award|
Dallas Regional Chamber Congressional Forum
On Thursday, I participated in the Dallas Regional Chamber 2017 Congressional Forum alongside my colleagues Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX), and Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX). We discussed a wide range of issues including the current political climate, state of the economy, and upcoming legislative action items. While we may disagree from time to time, I am proud to serve Texas alongside my colleagues in Washington, D.C. and look forward to continuing our work on behalf of the people of North Texas.
|Congressman Sessions participating in a panel discussion with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Congressman Joe Barton, and Congressman Marc Veasey|
Discussing Healthcare with North Texans
On Monday I had the privilege of meeting with local Dallas members of AARP. We had a positive discussion about healthcare, including the benefits of my healthcare bill, the World's Greatest Healthcare Plan. I sincerely enjoyed hearing their thoughts and look forward to continuing to build concordance on this issue. I am confident that through my continued work with beneficiaries like these members of AARP, working with my colleagues in Congress and the White House, we will make healthcare a reality for all.
|Congressman Sessions meeting with representatives of AARP from the 32nd to discuss healthcare and Social Security|
Meeting with North Texas Pharmacists
On Tuesday I toured a local pharmacy and enjoyed the opportunity to speak to healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy. We discussed a number of issues including the frontline steps being taken to combat our nation's opioid epidemic and how Congress can enact policy that best serves those who provide the critical medication and support that pharmacy customers depend on. As a Member of Congress directly involved in working to address the opioid crisis, I am proud to represent North Texas medical professionals that take seriously their commitment to safe patient care.
|Congressman Sessions meeting with leadership from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and local pharmacists to discuss the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act of 2017|
In recent weeks the looming threat of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities has reached an alarming stage. This increased danger is something that we need to take seriously and fully understand the ramifications of Kim Jong-un’s threats. While we must act with prudence, the United States will not bend to the whims of delusional and destructive dictators like Kim. We will stand strong in the face of our adversaries and protect our people both at home and abroad. In fact, last month we passed sanctions to hold this regime accountable for their actions and cripple their economy. Click here to learn more about those sanctions.
Touring the United States Capitol
My office in Washington, D.C. is always delighted to welcome families from the 32nd Congressional District to our office and provide them with a personal tour of the United States Capitol. These tours provide a behind the scenes look of day-to-day life on the hill and allow families to walk the halls of Congress and see the people’s House. If you are interested in coming to Washington and receiving a Capitol tour, click here.
Congressman Sessions with North Texas families
Congressional App Competition
I am pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding, will take place from July 26, 2017 - November 1, 2017.
The annual Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide event founded in 2013 in order to encourage student interest and participation in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. As our economy evolves and the technology remains at the forefront of the job market, learning coding skills will help provide students with long-term employment prospects.
This competition encourages high school students from across the country to create and exhibit their own, personalized software application "app" for a mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. This challenge is open to all high school students regardless of their experience with coding. The app of the winning student or team from TX-32 will be displayed in an exhibit in the United States Capitol. To learn more click here.
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Every summer I have the great pleasure of welcoming some of Texas’ most promising young leaders to Washington, D.C for my Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program. This summer I was pleased to have 205 students from 47 different high schools join me and my staff in our nation's capital to get a glimpse into the inner workings of Congress. They had the opportunity to speak with a number of Members of Congress, articulate and craft a debate on current issues in the House, and form lifelong friendships with other future leaders.The students this summer brought an immense amount of ambition and talent to Washington and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. If you are interested in participating in next year's program, please contact Jacob Durst, at Jacob.Durst@mail.house.gov, or visit my website here.
In addition to my program, I am also proud to welcome students fromthe Today Foundation's Texas Leadership Forum participated in theAmerican Leadership Institute. Over the course of the week they spent in D.C., these bright young students met with leaders from theDepartments of Defense and State as well as many ranking members of Congress. I am delighted to continue this great tradition and I look forward to next summer’s group.If you would like to learn more about the Today Foundation, click here.
Here are some pictures of the groups this summer.
|Students from TLF with Congressman Sessions during their week in Washington, DC|
|Congressman Sessions speaks to students from PSLGP and TLF on the steps of the Capitol|
|Students from TLF at the Turkish Embassy|
|PSLGP students enjoying a talk from a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent|
| Students from PSLGP riding the subway from the Rayburn
House Office Building to the U.S. Capitol
|Students from PSLGP in front of the White House|
|Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11) stops to take a picture with a TLF student|
|Students from PSLGP with service members during a tour of the Pentagon|
|Students from PSLGP before the Marine Barracks Parade|
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) joined Today Foundation President Gary Griffith in congratulating North Texas students who have participated in the American Leadership Institute, a week-long conference in Washington for members of the Today Foundation’s Texas Leadership Forum (TLF).
The American Leadership Institute provided participants with an up close look at the inner-workings of federal government operations. This year’s participants included 17 bright leaders chosen based upon academic performance, community involvement and leadership ability.
“Every year I am honored to welcome young leaders from the Texas Leadership Forum to our nation’s capital,” said Sessions. “This is an exceptional program that has provided immense opportunities for North Texas students. I am confident that their visit to our nation’s capital will help further develop their leadership skills and encourage them to continue to engage in their communities.”
The American Leadership Institute’s events included educational tours and meetings at the Capitol, Pentagon, U.S. State Department, Arlington National Cemetery, the Newseum, and Smithsonian Museums. During the week, students observed House committee hearings and attended a private speaking forum featuring several Washington leaders, including Congressman Will Hurd (TX-23), Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-3) and Congressman Mark Meadows (SC-11).
American Leadership Institute Participants: Aracely Lomeli of Adamson High School; Joseline Crescenciano of Bryan Adams High School; Anjana Lamichhaney, Radha Adhikari and Ganga Bhandari of Conrad High School; Cristella Alvarado, Nalissa Houth, Tychianna Nelson, Wesley Taylor-Vincent and Vivian Nguyen of Irving High School; Jakyron Joseph of Lake Highlands High School; Jhair Galindo of Nimitz High School; Chloe Fagin and Vincent McGrath of W. T. White High School; Rance Albert of Woodrow Wilson High School; Ethan Hollis and Colton Henry of Queen City High School.
The Texas Leadership Forum is a program of the Today Foundation, which seeks to foster civic involvement, leadership and character building in high school students while educating them about government and public policy. For more information about the Texas Leadership Forum and the Today Foundation, please visit www.todayfoundation.org.
This week I proudly supported a package that responsibly funds our national security interests, provides necessary resources to care for our veterans, bolsters our nuclear programs, boosts funding for Capitol Police, and specifically addresses our border security needs.
|Congressman Sessions on Fox and Friends discussing his efforts to bolster border security. Watch the clip here.|
Year after year I have gone down to the border and talked with patrol agents, met with law enforcement, and learned about the increasingly difficult challenges that they face on our southern border. That is why I felt it was necessary to ensure that we responsibly allocate resources to protect our southern border where there are frailties and develop a plan for how to move forward in securing our border. I believe this is a critical element in gaining operational control of our border and I will continue to work to bolster these efforts with technology, surveillance, and other measures to increase security. To learn more about the security funding package, click here.
Sanctioning North Korea, Russia, and Iran
This week I was pleased to work with my colleagues to make the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act stronger and ensure that these three nations are held accountable for their vast and unrelenting acts of aggression. This bill made necessary and responsible changes to theSenate passed bill to ensure that the Russians and other foreign adversaries are not able to weaponize these sanctions against American job creators. In addition, as North Korea continues to grow their nuclear capabilities, I am pleased that we included sanctions on them to thwart thelooming threat that they pose to our homeland and our allies.
|Congressman Sessions discussing North Korea's most recent act of aggression with Neil Cavuto. Click here to watch.|
As a proud American and the voice for the people that I proudly represent, I wholeheartedly support these sanctions. I voted to show Mr. Putin, Kim Jong-un, and the thugs in Tehran that America will not stand idly by while they continue to attack our cyber security, refuse to comply with international laws, and illegally expand their nuclear arsenal.
NIH Meet and Greet
This week I was honored to host Dr. Francis Collins of the NIH and Dr. Diana Bianchi of theNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Members of Congress were able to discuss the opioid crisis and learn more about developments in medical research, such as 3D-printed soft tissue. I look forward to hosting another event with the NIH in the fall.
|Congressman Sessions speaking with Dr. Diana Bianchi, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and fellow Members of Congress|
Dallas City Council Member Lee Kleinman
On Wednesday I was delighted to see my good friend from the Dallas City Council Lee Kleinman to receive an update on the important initiatives our city is undertaking to even further grow our economy, build out our infrastructure, and improve local, state, and federal government cooperation. Specifically, we discussed a number of ongoing projects including the DART D2 downtown realignment and the ongoing the Trinity River Project. As we continue to work together to address the issues facing the City of Dallas, I value feedback from local leaders such as Councilman Kleinman and look forward to ensuring Dallas has all the resources it needs to grow and prosper.
|Congressman Sessions with Dallas City Council Member Lee Kleinman|
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week the Rules Committee held three meetings, heard testimony from dozens of Members, and made in order 126 amendments on the Make America Secure Appropriations Act – a four-piece national security funding package for Defense Appropriations, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations, Energy and Water Appropriations, and Legislative Branch Appropriations. U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House released a statement regarding the passage of this important package:
“This package responsibly funds our nation’s national security interests, provides necessary resources to care for our veterans, bolsters our nuclear programs, boosts funding for Capitol Police, and specifically addresses our border security needs.
"Year after year I have gone down to the border and talked with patrol agents, met with law enforcement, and learned about the increasingly difficult challenges that they face on our southern border. That is why I felt it was necessary to ensure that we responsibly allocate resources to protect our southern border where there are frailties and develop a plan for how to move forward in securing our border. I believe this is a critical element in gaining operational control of our border and I will continue to work to bolster these efforts with technology, surveillance, and other measures to secure our borders.”
"In addition to protecting our sovereignty, this package also boosts funding for defense and fully funds the largest military pay increase in eight years. Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line to protect our interests both at home and abroad. We must show them that we are behind them, and this bill does that.
"This package also supports the brave heroes who valiantly fought and served our great nation. I am pleased that this package cares for our nation’s heroes by providing the highest level of funding ever for the Department of Veterans Affairs and supports medical care for the 7 million VA patients across the country.
"I am proud of the hard work of the Appropriations Committee as well as all of the Members who worked to make this bill better and better with their thoughts and ideas that they brought to the Rules Committee. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly consider this important package so we can send it to the President’s desk for his signature."
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement applauding passage of a measure to impose sweeping sanctions on Russia, North Korea, and Iran:
"This is a critical measure and I was pleased to work with my colleagues to make this bill stronger and ensure that these three nations are held accountable for their vast and unrelenting acts of aggression. This bill made necessary and responsible changes to the Senate passed bill to ensure that Russians or foreign adversaries are not able to weaponize these sanctions against American job creators. In addition, as North Korea continues to grow their nuclear capabilities, I am pleased that we included sanctions on them to thwart the looming threat that they pose to our homeland.
"As a proud American and the voice for the people that I proudly represent, I wholeheartedly support these sanctions. I voted to show Mr. Putin, Kim Jong-un, and the thugs in Tehran that America will not stand idly by while they continue to attack our cyber security, continue to refuse to comply with international laws, and continue to illegally expand their nuclear arsenal."
To learn more about H.R. 3364, Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, click here.
As a proud Eagle Scout I have always lived by the mantra “leave your campsite better than you have found it,” and that especially applies when we talk about cleaning our air and preserving our earth. Since 1908, we have reduced ozone levels by nearly one-third and they are continuing to trend downward. However, currently, states are facing theprospect of simultaneously complying with two different sets of standards which is confusing, costly, and inefficient. H.R. 806, Ozone Standards Implementation Act, builds upon the progress that we have made while giving states more time to comply with these standards. I proudly supported this measure because I believe it is critical that we continue to make strides in cleaning our air while providing states with more flexibility so we can ensure communities aren’t saddled with regulatory costs that stifle job creation and cripple our economy.
In addition to H.R. 806, I also supported two pieces of legislation to help promote the growth of our nation’s energy industry. These bills designate the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as thelead agency for interstate gas pipelines, streamline the pipeline review process, and remove onerous requirements on the permitting process for these pipelines. With these new measures, the energy sector can continue growing without unwarranted restrictions.
Protecting Our Homeland
In the wake of September 11th, the Department of Homeland Security was created to better protect our country from looming threats. Today, the United States faces dynamic national security challenges ranging from the ISIS, human traffickers, drug smugglers, and terrorists who are waging cyber war fare. We live in a dangerous time and now more than ever it is critical that we ensure we have the resources necessary to stay ahead of the ever-evolving threats to our great nation. This week I proudly voted on a measure that takes a comprehensive approach to reauthorizing theDepartment of Homeland Security. Learn more about the measure here.
Meetings with Texans
Meeting with Mayor Doug Athas
Wednesday morning I met with my good friend Garland Mayor Doug Athas to discuss infrastructure and how the federal government is working with cities across North Texas to build out our regional transportation system. As Dallas and North Texas continue to grow, it is vitally important that we leverage all possible opportunities to ensure resources are available to modernize and sustain our highways, roads, bridges, and public transportation systems.
|Congressman Sessions with Mayor Doug Athas from Garland, Texas|
Baylor College of Medicine
This week I had a great time meeting with the President of Baylor College of Medicine and his associates. We discussed the impact of the NIH budget and my strong support for funding medical research. Texas medical schools, such as Baylor, are conducting leading-edge research that will help ensure that our state remains at the forefront of medical innovation.
|Congressman Pete Sessions meeting with Dr Paul Klotman,Herb Butrum and Dr. Stephen Greenberg from Baylor College of Medicine|
Alliance of Specialty Medicine
Later that day I was also happy to meet with several physicians from the Alliance of Specialty Medicine, who highlighted issues with the limited availability of training slots for medical school graduates. With the Texas population rapidly expanding, it is important to advance policies that ensure our state has an adequate supply of physicians.
Gary Job Corps
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced his plan to create a program that would create a training school that allows individuals “to contribute to the prosperity of the community, and to ultimately become leaders of their fellow men.” Now, Gary Job Corps is the largest job corps center in the country. I was delighted to meet with Lonnie Hall the director of the San Marcos Jobs Corps Center. His work at the center is critical to helping individuals receive career technical training. I appreciate his dedication to this program and look forward to continuing to work with them to ensure the center has enough federal funding to help support the furthering of education and skill set of our nation's young adults.
|Congressman Sessions and Lonnie Hall, Center Director of the Gary Job Corps Center in San Marcos, Texas|
Boy Scout Jamboree
One of my highest honors is being an Eagle Scout and being a part of the scouting community. That is why I was delighted to welcome 11 North Texas Boy Scout troops to the United States Capitol this week. My office was happy to take these young leaders on tours of the Capitol and learn more about their goals and aspirations as young scouts. In addition to visiting the Capitol, these North Texas scouts had the opportunity to tour memorials, monuments, and other historical sites throughout thecity before this weekend’s events at the National Jamboree in Virginia.
|Congressman Sessions and the Boy Scouts from Troop #4113|
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement applauding the passage of legislation to phase in implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards to ensure states have time to properly comply with the appropriate standards:
“As a proud Eagle Scout I have always lived by the mantra “leave your campsite better than you have found it,” and that especially applies when we talk about cleaning our air and preserving our earth. Since 1908, we have reduced ozone levels by nearly one-third and they are continuing to trend downward. However, currently, states are facing the prospect of simultaneously complying with two different sets of standards which is confusing, costly, and inefficient. Today’s bill builds upon the progress that we have made while giving states more time to comply with these standards. I believe it is critical that we continue to make strides in cleaning our air while providing states with more flexibility so we can ensure communities aren’t saddled with regulatory costs that stifle job creation and cripple our economy.”
To learn more about H.R. 806, Ozone Standards Implementation Act, click here.
At a time when our world has become an increasingly dangerous place, our military needs to be robust, strong, and ready. Our military leaders have repeatedly voiced their concerns that over the past half-decade our forces have been pared down to skeletal levels which has stretched resources and personnel far too thin. As Members of Congress, we have a constitutional duty to ensure that our men and women on the front lines have the resources they need to effectively protect our citizens both at home and abroad. I am proud to say that we fulfilled that duty with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 this morning.This package responsibly uses tax payer dollars to rebuild thestrength of our military, ensure they have the tools they need, and makes sure that we are taking care of the men and women who serve - including a much deserved pay raise for all members of the armed forces.
Supporting the Physician-Patient Relationship
Under current law, physicians and other DEA licensed medical practitioners are barred from transporting controlled substances from one practice setting to another. In addition to restrictions, there is a lot of uncertainty surroundingthe compliance with certain methods of transportation which has created another hurdle between patients and physicians. To address this issue, I have received feedback from rural doctors and members of the Dallas community, including Dr. Dan Cooper, the physician for the Dallas Cowboys. As a result of their hard work, persistence, and leadership, I am delighted that the House passed my bill, H.R. 1492, the Medical Controlled Substances Transporation Act, to support mobile physicians and the millions of Americans who rely upon their essential services.
Meetings in Texas
On Thursday, I was delighted to meet with DART President Gary Thomas, Deputy Executive Director Jesse Oliver, and Board Chairwoman Faye Moses Wilkins to receive a status update on theCotton Belt project, downtown second rail alignment, and platform extension project. Specifically, earlier this week I sent a letter to Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart expressing my strong support for continued infrastructure funding, especially for those programs that provide the vital federal funding that allows DART to build out these improvements. As Congress works to pass a government funding package that funds these vital projects in North Texas and across the country, I look forward to continuing to engage with local leaders and my colleagues to ensure Dallas has the resources it needs to grow.
|Congressman Pete Sessions and Legislative Director Ryan Ethington meeting with leadership from Dallas Area Rapid Transit|
Department of Neurosurgery UT Southwestern in Dallas
This Thursday, I met with the Dr. Hunt Batjer, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UT Southwestern and Katie Orrico from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. We discussed their support for HR 1492, the Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act, which passed the House this week. We also talked about the importance of medical accreditation standards and medical issues faced by our nation's veterans.
|Congressman Pete Sessions and Dr. Hunt Batjer, Chairman of UT Southwestern’s Department of Neurological Surgery|
Children’s Health System of Texas
This week I also had the privilege of meeting with Jaylyn Wise, a bright young girl with challenging medical conditions, her family, and representatives from Children's Medical Center of Dallas. We spoke about Jaylyn's multiple gastrointestinal surgeries and the importance of funding research so that we can find treatments and cures for medical conditions impacting children across the country.
|Congressman Sessions meeting with the Wise Family and executives from the Children’s Health System of Texas|
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A conservative community leader, United States Congressman Pete Sessions has combined hard work, innovative thinking, and common-sense principles to successfully represent the 32nd Congressional District of Texas.
Congressman Sessions was born on March 22, 1955 and grew up in Waco, Texas. He graduated from Churchill High School in San Antonio and went on to graduate from Southwestern University in 1978, where he now serves on the Board of Trustees. He worked for then-Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 16 years, retiring as District Manager for Marketing in Dallas. As a businessman, he served as Chairman of the Northeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
Thanks to this private sector experience, Congressman Sessions understands the need to fight bureaucracy and to utilize market-driven solutions to effectively solve problems in our communities and in government.
In 1996, the people of Dallas and the 5th Congressional District sent Congressman Sessions to Washington, DC to represent them in the United States House of Representatives. In 2002, Congressman Sessions began representing the 32nd Congressional District, created from redistricting. In 2012, the people of the 32nd Congressional District called him back to Congress for his ninth term.
Congressman Sessions is a stalwart defender of U.S. homeland and national security interests, as well as the men and women who defend them. As the parent of a child with Down syndrome, he is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities. Congressman Sessions also believes that taxpayers deserve results from their government, and he has pursued common-sense, market-based reforms to help government operate more efficiently.
Congressman Sessions pursues his goals on these and other issues through his work on various Congressional committees and caucuses. He serves as the Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Rules, which is best known for its role as the legislative gatekeeper. In 2008 and 2010, he was elected by the House Republican Conference as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Congressman Sessions is an Eagle Scout and a former Scout Master for 13 Eagle Scouts. He is a recipient of the National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and is a member of both the National Eagle Scout Association’s national committee and the Executive Board of the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Congressman Sessions is married to Karen Sessions. He is the proud father of two sons, Bill and Alex, and three stepsons, Conor, Liam and Nicholas. Congressman Sessions resides in Dallas, Texas and continues to be active in his community where he is an Adopt-A-Shoreline Team Leader in the effort to maintain White Rock Lake in Dallas and an Advisor to the President of Special Olympics Texas.
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