Mar 22 2013
This week, House Republicans passed our fiscal year 2014 budget plan, “The Path to Prosperity.” This responsible budget proposal lays out a vision for restoring our nation’s economic vitality through reforms that will balance the budget and cut spending by $4.6 trillion over the next ten years – all without raising taxes on hardworking families and small businesses. Our budget plan also fully repeals ObamaCare, simplifies our tax code, and strengthens our entitlement programs.
View my remarks here.
Our nation has reached a crossroads with two clear paths. We can either continue the Democrats’ tax-and-spend policies that burden our economy with crushing debt and stagnant growth, or we can chart a new course towards fiscal responsibility. Unfortunately, President Obama hasn’t even presented a budget plan yet – although it was due by law in February – and the blueprint proposed by the Senate includes $1 trillion in tax hikes and $100 billion in stimulus-style spending. I urge the President and Senate to reverse course and support our plan that will encourage a strong free-enterprise system and a growing workforce.
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice
Each year, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice holds an annual “March on Washington” – a conference bringing hundreds of home care and hospice providers from around the country together to discuss their key legislative priorities for the year. I was delighted to meet with representatives from the Texas chapter to discuss issues regarding regulations, Medicare, Medicaid, health IT, and private duty.
Congressman Sessions with representatives from the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice
As an advocate for North Texas seniors, I greatly appreciate the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice’s willingness to share their concerns about the challenges their industry will face with the implementation of ObamaCare. As you may know, the President’s health care law is estimated to cut Medicare payments to hospice care providers by at least $7 billion over the next ten years, according to a study by the National Hospice and Pallative Care Association—a concern not only for health care professionals, but for every American who may rely on home or hospice health care.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
On Tuesday, I met with two Dallas representatives from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Since 2001, I have supported legislation to assist the foundation in achieving its goal of finding a cure for Type-1 Diabetes.
Congressman Sessions with Dallas representatives of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
I am touched by stories of individuals whose lives have been impacted by juvenile diabetes, and the testimony of my consitituents has strengthened my commitment to find a cure for this autoimmune disease. Learn more about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation here.
Tourette Syndrome Association
In honor of Tourette Syndrome National Advocacy Day, I was honored to have the opportunity to address a group of advocates for the National Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA). I was especially encouraged by TSA’s 2013 Youth Ambassadors who were also in attendance. These outstanding youth representatives are dedicated to their work of educating our nation with factual and accurate information about Tourette Syndrome.
Congressman Sessions with TX-32 constituent and advocate Marcie Lipsitz and TSA President Judit Ungar
Founded in 1972, TSA strives to find a cure and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome. TSA also takes part in government outreach, releasing publications and hosting medical conferences. TSA has more than 30 chapters and 120 support groups within the United States. For more information, visit their website.
Tourette Syndrome Association
Each spring, students in the 32nd Congressional District submit their artwork to my office for consideration in the Congressional High School Art Competition, known as “An Artistic Discovery.” The contest is an annual, nationwide art competition initiated by Members of Congress.
I am pleased to once again host this opportunity to showcase their individual talents and receive national recognition. You can access artwork guidelines, entry forms, and artwork release notices on my website. Interested applicants should note that all entry forms from the students’ art teachers must be received by my office no later than Friday, March 29th. For more information, please contact my Dallas District Office at 972.392.0505.
Have a good weekend.