Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

TEXAS' 32nd DISTRICT

The Hill Report: Week of September 11 - 15, 2017

2017/09/18

Under Republican leadership in the House, we have effectively held the line on spending while responsibly funding the government. This week the House once again upheld our constitutional duty by passing all 12 spending bills. I strongly supported this package because it includes important conservative policies that override years of destructive Obama-era regulations. From cutting theEPA to below 2006 funding levels, to stopping the enforcement of the Department of Labor’s harmful and misguided Fiduciary Rule, to reining in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to putting an end to the IRS’ previous practices of targeting conservative groups, these are just a few ofthe ways this bill rights the many wrongs of the past eight years. Additionally, in light of the recent catastrophic hurricanes in my home state of Texas and in the south, this bill also ensures that FEMA has the resources they need to continue addressing the many needs of these devastated communities.  While I understand the Senate moves at a slower pace than we do, I sincerely hope that they can move this critical package so we can implement these conservative policies and get our country back on track. To learn more about this package, click here.

Protecting our Communities 
Dangerous thugs who are criminal illegal aliens have no business on our streets and no place in our communities. However, under current law, gang members, like those in the transnational gang MS-13, cannot be deported unless they are convicted of an independent crime. It is completely irresponsible for us to turn a blind eye to dangerous, machete-wielding criminals who are wreaking havoc in communities across the country. I proudly supported H.R. 3697, Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, because I believe that we must make every effort to protect our families by lawfully removing these dangerous, illegal criminals.

NIH Meet and Greet 
The National Institute of Health is a critical organization that provides immense support, research, and resources to our medical community. I was delighted to again host the NIH at the Rules Committee for a breakfast meet and greet with members of Congress. The NIH is at the forefront of medical research, and it is important that our legislators know how we can help facilitate their efforts. That is why this week I was proud to support a measure that increases funding for research at the NIH by $1.1B above last year. I want to thank Drs. Collins, Fauci, and Tabak for taking thetime to meet with my colleagues and for their leading-edge work.

 
Dr. Fauci and Dr. Collins discussing recent studies from the NIH with Congressman Sessions and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress

Meeting with Texas Health Professionals
American College of Cardiology
 
I was happy to meet with physicians from across Texas representing the American College of Cardiology. We focused on fostering innovation and research through increased funding for theNational Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Continued medical advances are critical to improving thequality of life of all Americans.

American Cancer Society 
I had the pleasure of meeting with representatives from the American Cancer Society. We discussed palliative care and hospice education and training and my support for a related bill, HR 1676. We also discussed my strong support for clinical trials and increased funding for medical research.

 
Congressman Sessions met with members of the American Cancer Society regarding increasing funding for cancer research

Meeting with Texas Job Creators 
Texas Association of Business
This week I met with Texans representing the Texas Association of Business to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement, more commonly known as NAFTA. Since the implementation of NAFTA in 1994, both Texas and our country have greatly benefited from the free trade agreement. While trade is one of the cornerstones of America’s relationship with other nations, it is important to ensure these agreements work toward reducing the U.S. trade deficit, enhancing American competitiveness, and eliminating unfair subsidies. To that end, in the recent months the Trump Administration has proposed renegotiating NAFTA. While it remains to be seen what specifically will be included in any potential renegotiation, I remain committed to supporting our nation's free trade agreements for the benefit of American workers and our state's economy. 

 
Members of the Texas Association of Business with Congressman Sessions following a meeting regarding the renegotiation of NAFTA

Direct Selling Distributors 
This week I was had the oppotunity to meet with the Direct Selling Executives and Distributors from Texas, including Theresa Flores from Mary Kay, which I am proud to have in my district. I believe that paths to entrepreneurship such as direct selling are important for good business and help provide people a flexible route to financial security. I appreciated hearing the success stories from folks that sell products for companies like Mary Kay, Amway and Princess House, which truly embody the hard work and dedication needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

International Facilities Management Association 
On Wednesday I was delighted to speak with the International Facility Management Association (IMFA) and provide a legislative update on bills Congress will be considering this fall. As the world's largest association for facility management professionals, the IMFA works to promote effective facility management for offices and buildings in both the public and private sector. Specifically, these professionals help American companies and small businesses reduce their operating costs, promote the health and safety of building occupants, and protect the long term value of real property. As Congress considers legislation including a long term tax reform package, it is vitally important to receive feedback and information from constituent groups such as the IFMA so we can work to craft the best possible bill that will ultimately provide the simplified tax code that helps businesses and individuals succeed. 

 
Congressman Sessions speaking with members of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) 

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Sessions Supports the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

2017/09/14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement after supporting the passage of all 12 appropriations bills:

 

“Under Republican leadership in the House, we have effectively held the line on spending while responsibly funding the government. Today the House once again upheld our constitutional duty by passing all 12 spending bills. I strongly supported this package because it includes important conservative policies that override years of destructive Obama-era regulations. From cutting the EPA to below 2006 funding levels, to stopping the enforcement of the Department of Labor’s harmful and misguided Fiduciary Rule, to reining in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to putting an end to the IRS’ previous practices of targeting conservative groups, these are just a few of the ways this bill rights the many wrongs of the past eight years. Additionally, in light of the recent catastrophic hurricanes in my home state of Texas and in the south, this bill also ensures that FEMA has the resources they need to continue addressing the many needs of these devastated communities.

 

“I applaud Chairman Frelinghuysen and his entire team’s diligence and hard work throughout this process. I believe he produced a sound product that was bolstered by the 468 amendments that we made in order at the Rules Committee. While I understand the Senate moves at a slower pace than we do, I sincerely hope that they can move this critical package so we can implement these conservative policies and get our country back on track.”

 

To learn more about H.R. 3354, Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, click here.

 

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Sessions: We Must Protect American Families

2017/09/14

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 a measure to crack down on criminal illegal aliens who are affiliated with criminal gangs:

 

“Dangerous thugs who are criminal illegal aliens have no business on our streets and no place in our communities. However, under current law, not all gang members, like those in the transnational gang MS-13, cannot be deported unless they are convicted of an independent crime. It is completely irresponsible for us to turn a blind eye to dangerous, machete-wielding criminals who are wreaking havoc in communities across the country. I proudly supported this measure because I believe that we must make every effort to protect our families by lawfully removing these dangerous, illegal criminals.”

 

To learn more about H.R. 3697, Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, click here.

 

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The Hill Report: Week of September 4 – 8, 2017

2017/09/11

We have seen an immense amount of compassion, kindness, and bravery in this past week as countless volunteers and fellow Americans have joined together to help our neighbors in Texas and Louisiana recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. I am immensely proud of my fellow Texans and Americans who have come together to address the needs of our nation and support our neighbors. This was a once in 500 year storm that will forever leave a mark on our communities. While this is still a fresh memory, our neighbors in Florida are bracing for two more storms that could potentially be as devastating, if not more devastating, than Harvey. With these natural catastrophes looming, it is even more imperative that we provide the resources necessary to ensure FEMA has what they need to help all who will be impacted by this storm. Although this is just a first step, it is a critical step. Thousands of Americans have been impacted by Harvey and unfortunately, thousands will feel the devastation ofthe storms quickly approaching our shore. I voted for the package today because I believe it will provide necessary relief and resources to help our fellow Americans as they face an extraordinarily difficult time.

Meetings with Texans 
VICIS 
As the proud father of a St. Mark's School of Texas graduate, it is always wonderful to see my son’s classmates grow up and learn about their success. Yesterday I was delighted to welcome Emmanuel Acho to the Capitol to learn about his efforts to help VICIS, a company that develops impact reducing football helmets for the NFL, college, and youth football. Their multilayer design mitigates linear and rotational impact forces, and VICIS is exploring applications for their helmets beyond athletics. Recently, more and more stories have come out shedding light on the long term implications of football injuries and the severe effects that they have had on hundreds of players. These helmets will help protect these players while still allowing them to play to the best of their ability. It was wonderful to hear from Emmanuel as well as themother of a pro football player who both want to protect players from the risk of concussion. 

 
Congressman Sessions meeting with Emmanuel Acho and members ofthe VICIS team to discuss innovation in football helmet technology

National Air Traffic Controllers Association 
This week I was delighted to meet with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) to discuss Air Traffic Controller (ATC) staffing issues and the 21st Century AIRR Act. Controller staffing levels have reached a critical issue as more and more ATC's are now at the mandatory retirement age and do not have a viable replacement to fill their position. This issue, combined with our outdated and antiquated national air transportation system, has placed our nation at a large competitive disadvantage when compared to other countries. Simply put, the FAA’s bureaucratic structure is failing atthe expense of our country’s commercial air travel network and it is time to fix these issues with smart policy.

 
Congressman Sessions with members of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) 

American Petroleum Institute 
On Thursday I was delighted to speak at the American Petroleum Institute with representatives from various parts of our nation's energy sector.  We discussed a number of critical policy issues including the Fall congressional agenda, tax reform, rolling back Obama-era regulatory red tape, and ways in which the private sector and government can work together to reduce energy and gas prices for the average America. As Congress continues to work on the policies that will define the 115th Congress, it remains imperative that we continue to support this vital national industry, promote American energy, and ensure the American people have the resources they need to power our country.

Congressman Sessions meets with members of the American Petroleum Institute (API) about the upcoming fall legislative agenda

Mobile Office Hours
In order to provide my constituents with the opportunity to meet with my staff in an area most convenient for them, I am pleased to hold preset office hours in four areas throughout the District. During mobile office hours, my staff can assist you with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services and Internal Revenue Service as well as acquiring flags flown over the U.S. Capitol and several other constituent services.

Appointments are not necessary. Below is the September schedule, to learn more or if you would prefer to set up a pre-arranged time to meet, please call my District Office at972.392.0505.

City of Sachse

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Sachse City Hall
3815 Sachse Road
Sachse, Texas 75048

City of Wylie

Date:Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LocationWylie City Hall
300 Country Club Drive #100
Wylie, Texas 75098

City of Garland

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Garland City Hall
200 N. 5th Street
Garland, Texas 75040

City of Rowlett

Date: September 25, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Rowlett City Hall
3901 Main Street 
Rowlett, Texas 75088

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Sessions Supports Hurricane Relief Funding

2017/09/08

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement in response to the passage of a measure to provide necessary funding to aid those impacted by Hurricane Harvey:

“We have seen an immense amount of compassion, kindness, and bravery in this past week as countless volunteers and fellow Americans have joined together to help our neighbors in Texas and Louisiana recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. I am immensely proud of my fellow Texans and Americans who have come together to address the needs of our nation and support our neighbors. This was a once in 500 year storm that will forever leave a mark on our communities. While this is still a fresh memory, our neighbors in Florida are bracing for two more storms that could potentially be as devastating, if not more devastating, than Harvey. With these natural catastrophes looming, it is even more imperative that we provide the resources necessary to ensure FEMA has what they need to help all who will be impacted by this storm. Although this is just a first step, it is a critical step. Thousands of Americans have been impacted by Harvey and unfortunately, thousands will feel the devastation of the storms quickly approaching our shore. Today’s measure will provide necessary relief and resources to help our fellow Americans as they face an extraordinarily difficult time.”

To learn more about the Senate Amendment to H.R. 601, READ Act [Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations, and Flood Insurance Package], click here.

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Sessions Supports First Step in Harvey Funding

2017/09/06

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement after supporting a measure to provide $7.85 billion in relief funding for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey: 

"Last week Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Southern Texas and Louisiana causing an unimaginable level of devastation. However, through the rubble and disaster we saw an incredible outpouring of love, compassion, and sense of community. Neighbors were helping neighbors, strangers were caring for strangers, and fellow Texans and Americans from across the state and country swiftly came to the aid of the thousands of individuals who were hurting from this storm. In North Texas alone, we opened our hearts and our arms to hundreds of families seeking relief opening three shelters, including one that still has more than 2,000 guests and more than 200 pets. In addition, businesses from across the Metroplex have donated water, food, and necessities to help these families as they try to pick up the pieces. Today, the House voted to bolster the efforts of all who have lent their support  to the relief efforts by fulfilling the full request from the Administration for emergency relief funding. While this is the first step in a long road ahead, we will continue to support the efforts to rebuild these communities and help our fellow Americans get back on their feet."

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Praying for Texas

2017/09/05

As Hurricane Harvey swept through the southern part of our state, we have seen the images of the devastation and the destruction brought upon by this horrific storm. However, with these horrific images, we have also seen neighbors helping neighbors, strangers caring for strangers, and an outpouring of love, prayers, and support from Texans across the state and Americans across the country. While it will take time to rebuild the communities that have been torn apart by possibly the worst natural catastrophe in our nation’s history, I am committed to working with my colleagues in Congress and the Administration to ensure that Texas families have the resources they need to get back on their feet.

There has been an immense effort here in Dallas to help our neighbors impacted by this catastrophe. I had the opportunity to visit one of the four shelters that we have opened in Dallas and receive an update on how many evacuees can be housed there as well as the resources and volunteer services that they need. If you would like to help those impacted by the hurricane please read below for more information. As we continue to navigate the impacts of this devastating storm, I join my fellow Texans in offering all that I can to support our Texas family. #TexasStrong

How Can You Help?

  • The compassion of the American people is already evident in their response to the destruction the storm has caused. People can help by donating or volunteering with the voluntary or charitable organization of their choice, many of which are already in south Texas supporting survivors, even as the rain and wind continue. Visit www.nvoad.org and https://txvoad.communityos.org to learn more.
  •  For those who have been able to return to their homes and found damages – call your insurance company if you have coverage.  The National Flood Insurance Program is authorizing advance payments of NFIP claims to expedite recovery.
  • Registering online, at  www.DisasterAssistance.gov, is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance since the event will last several days and the full scope of damages may not be evident until the storm has passed.
  • To report a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-866-908-9570. Anyone who finds an unaccompanied child who may have been separated from their parents or caregivers should contact the local police, or enter basic information and/or a photo into the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Unaccompanied Minors Registry or call 1-866-908-9570, If your missing child has a disability or access and functional need, please let the Registry know when you can contact them.
  • Family and friends of those in the affected areas are urged to check social network sites like Facebook or Twitter for information about your loved ones, or use the American Red Cross’s Safe and Well program, to let family members know they are safe, or looking for loved ones.

 



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The Hill Report: Week of August 14 - 18, 2017

2017/08/21

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
AARP
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
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The Hill Report: Week of August 7 - 11, 2017

2017/08/14

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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The Hill Report: Week of July 31 - August 4, 2017

2017/08/07

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
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Congressman Sessions on Morning Joe talking about the devastation of Hurricane Harvey

2017-08-28 16:11:35


Congressman Sessions on CNN New Day discussing Hurricane Harvey

2017-08-28 16:09:12


Congressman Sessions on Fox and Friends discussing his efforts to secure our border

2017-07-28 18:58:09


Congressman Sessions on Fox Business News talking about North Korean Aggression with Neil Cavuto

2017-07-28 17:59:30


Congressman Sessions discussing his bill to strengthen the physican-patient relationship

2017-07-13 12:56:53


Congressman Sessions managing the rule for Kate's Law

2017-06-30 16:26:15


Congressman Sessions on Fox and Friends discussing ways to tighten national security loopholes

2017-06-07 15:53:03


Congressman Sessions delivering a Memorial Day message with the United States Marine Corps

2017-05-29 19:27:54


Congressman Sessions thanking Dr. Bruce Hargrave for serving as the guest chaplain

2017-05-17 15:13:30


Congressman Sessions discussing the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare

2017-03-19 17:50:59


Congressman Pete Sessions discussing the President's order to protect Americans

2017-01-31 17:10:18


Congressman Sessions explaining how his healthcare plan helps all Americans

2017-01-25 21:01:18


Congressman Sessions discussing his ideas to fix our broken healthcare system

2017-01-25 18:18:47


Congressman Sessions on CNN New Day discussing Inauguration and his healthcare plan

2017-01-19 15:31:45


Congressman Sessions discussing his plan to fix our broken healthcare system on CNN

2017-01-17 17:29:48


Congressman Sessions discussing Texans in the Trump Administration

2017-01-09 16:00:22


Congressman Pete Sessions honors Congressman Sam Johnson's years of public service

2017-01-09 15:50:55


Restoring Responsible Regulations and Congressional Oversight

2017-01-05 21:18:37


Chairman Pete Sessions discussing his healthcare bill on Fox and Friends

2017-01-04 20:09:41


Congressman Pete Sessions Explains the World's Greatest Healthcare Plan

2016-12-08 18:41:05


Contact Information

2233 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2231
Fax 202-225-5878
sessions.house.gov

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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.


Serving With

Louie Gohmert

TEXAS' 1st DISTRICT

Ted Poe

TEXAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Sam Johnson

TEXAS' 3rd DISTRICT

John Ratcliffe

TEXAS' 4th DISTRICT

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Joe Barton

TEXAS' 6th DISTRICT

John Culberson

TEXAS' 7th DISTRICT

Kevin Brady

TEXAS' 8th DISTRICT

Michael McCaul

TEXAS' 10th DISTRICT

Michael Conaway

TEXAS' 11th DISTRICT

Kay Granger

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

TEXAS' 13th DISTRICT

Randy Weber

TEXAS' 14th DISTRICT

Bill Flores

TEXAS' 17th DISTRICT

Jodey Arrington

TEXAS' 19th DISTRICT

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

Pete Olson

TEXAS' 22nd DISTRICT

Will Hurd

TEXAS' 23rd DISTRICT

Kenny Marchant

TEXAS' 24th DISTRICT

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Michael Burgess

TEXAS' 26th DISTRICT

Blake Farenthold

TEXAS' 27th DISTRICT

John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

Brian Babin

TEXAS' 36th DISTRICT

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