Weekly Newsletters

This week marked the beginning of the August District Work Period, which gives me the opportunity to hold constituent and business meetings in North Texas throughout the month. Over the next few weeks I will highlight events in the 32nd District, services offered by my office, and other important issues and legislative initiatives. 

HEROES Camp 
As the father of a young man with Down syndrome, I have been an advocate for individuals with disabilities in Congress and in our community.  On Thursday, I was delighted to visit the Helping Everyone Reach Outstanding Educational Success (HEROES) Camp at Richardson First United Methodist Church to learn more about the camp and meet with the staff.

Congressman Sessions meeting with the HEROES Camp staff 

I was pleased to learn that we all share a common goal of helping individuals with disabilities reach their full potential and understand the importance of providing them with community experiences.   The HEROES camp promotes life-long learning by focusing on activities such as job coaching and communication skills. I am extremely grateful that the hardworking staff of the HEROES Camp took the time to meet with me and I look forward to working with them on creating a brighter future for our loved ones with disabilities.  To learn more about HEROES, visit http://fumcr.com/heroes.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association 
I was also pleased to be the guest speaker for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) in Richardson this week. I spoke to the group about my priorities in Congress – cutting spending, repealing ObamaCare, and getting our economy back on track – and also discussed our federal budget and the long-term effects of the President’s policies.   

Congressman Sessions speaking to the NARFE in Richardson

In addition to addressing the group, I spent time answering questions to ensure that we discussed the issues most important to them.  A primary topic of conversation was the President’s health care law, including the impact it will have on individual’s access to doctors.  House Republicans have voted to repeal, defund, and dismantle ObamaCare and I will continue to stand up for North Texans to fight against this damaging law. 

Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program  
Every summer during the months of June and July, I enjoy welcoming North Texas students to Washington for my leadership and growth program – the Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program (PSLGP).  This summer more than 170 students from 28 area high schools participated in the program and had the opportunity to enjoy a comprehensive experience of our nation’s capital. 

During the four summer sessions, students engaged in a wide range of activities from educational tours of the Library of Congress and the Newseum to researching and discussing policy issues. The students also met with various leaders, including Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5), Congressman Greg Walden (OR-2), Congresswoman Kristi Noem (SD-AL), and Colonel Dan Greenwood of the United States Marine Corps. 

Congressman Pete Sessions with PSLGP students

The summer is one of my favorite times of the year because the PSLGP program is a chance for young Texans to learn more about our government and I get the opportunity to meet the bright students who are the future leaders of our community. To get a glimpse of this year’s program, you can view photos on my Facebook page.    

If you know of a student in the 32nd Congressional District that would be interested in participating in the 2014 PSLGP program, please have them contact my Washington, DC office at 202.225.2231 or email Ryan Ethington at 
Ryan.Ethington@mail.house.gov. 

Washington, D.C. Office

2233 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4332
P: (202) 225-2231
F: (202) 225-5878

Dallas, TX Office

Park Central VII
12750 Merit Drive, Suite 1434
Dallas, Texas 75251-1229
P: (972) 392-0505
F: (972) 392-0615

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