Apr 05 2013
This week, I spent time in North Texas meeting with my constituents and addressing their concerns about the current state of our economy. At a time when there are already far too many people looking for work, today's unemployment report stated that employers added only 88,000 jobs in March.
The people of Texas understand what is best for a strong economy and job creation: getting government out of the way. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration continues to prioritize big government over the free-enterprise system and insists on pursuing policies that call for more taxes, spending and regulation. As your Member of Congress, I will continue to stand up against the Obama Administration’s regulatory assault and fight for pro-growth solutions that will help get North Texans working again.
City Council Meetings
On Monday and Tuesday, I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with the City Council of both Sachse and Rowlett. It was beneficial to learn firsthand about each Council’s priorities for the year and to discuss how various federal issues impact the daily lives of North Texans.
Congressman Pete Sessions addressing the Sachse City Council
The City Council members from both Sachse and Rowlett have a clear vision of how best to preserve and improve their communities. In the coming year, I look forward to working with them on our shared goal of making North Texas a better place to work and live. For more information on their work, visit the websites of the Sachse City Council or City of Rowlett Council.
Wylie Downtown Merchants Association
On Thursday, I met with members of the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association to discuss the negative impact of Washington’s policies on the ability of small businesses to thrive. I enjoyed the opportunity to share with them my commitment to policies that will empower the free market so that North Texas businesses can invest, grow and hire more workers.
Congressman Pete Sessions with the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association
To learn more about Wylie’s non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the historic downtown district, visit the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association website.
North Texas District Export Council
On Thursday, I met with the North Texas chapter of the Texas District Export Council to discuss the pivotal role that trade plays in our economy. As you may know, trade currently supports three million Texas jobs, comprising approximately 20.5% of our state’s workforce. Additionally, jobs in exporting plants pay on average nearly 18% more than non-export plants. With exports valued at over $192 billion, Texas ranks first among all states in total exports.
I will continue to work to ensure that our nation’s small businesses have the resources to expand, create more jobs and compete in the global marketplace. By keeping taxes low, reducing regulatory burdens and supporting U.S. exports through trade agreements, Congress can provide businesses with the necessary tools to spur economic growth. To learn more about the Texas District Export Council, visit their website.
Have a good weekend.