Weekly Newsletters

Today, President Obama’s sequester – arbitrary, across-the-board spending cuts – goes into effect. House Republicans have passed legislation twice to replace the sequester with common-sense reforms and spending reductions that will preserve and strengthen our safety net for future generations. Unfortunately for the American people, House Republicans are the only ones that have passed a plan to stop the devastating sequester.  

In 15 months, Senate Democrats still haven’t passed a single sequester replacement bill.  Yesterday, the Senate was unable to get the votes for their Democrat alternative and also rejected an alternative proposed by Senate Republicans.  Their proposal would give President Obama broad discretion to implement $85.3 billion in spending cuts over the remainder of this fiscal year.  While I strongly believe that we need to reduce government spending, I am extremely disappointed that the President and Senate Democrats have failed to lead and replace the sequester with smarter, more responsible cuts.  

Episcopal School of Dallas 

On Monday, I was delighted to give sixth grade students from the Episcopal School of Dallas a night tour of our nation’s Capitol during their annual trip to Washington, D.C. Each year, I enjoy the opportunity to welcome these students and to share the rich history of the U.S. Capitol with them. As always, I am pleased to learn about the perspectives and aspirations of the bright young minds of our community and state.
 

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Congressman Pete Sessions with students from the Episcopal School of Dallas

National Association of Health Underwriters 

On Tuesday, I met with the Dallas Chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters in my Washington, DC office. These health insurance professionals were visiting our nation’s capital for the National Association of Health Underwriters’ annual conference. I was pleased to have the opportunity to hear their thoughts and concerns regarding rising healthcare costs, how consumers will access health insurance programs of their choice as well as the difficulties that Texas businesses of all sizes must face due to the burdensome regulation and mandates of Obamacare.
  

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Congressman Pete Sessions with the Dallas Chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters

Operation Homecoming

As you may know, the 40th anniversary of Operation Homecoming, which released the longest held Prisoners of War (POWs) and those needing urgent medical attention from Vietnam, was earlier this month.  I was extremely honored to join several of my colleagues on the House floor on Monday to commemorate my dear friend and colleague, Texas Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03). Congressman Johnson, who was forced into solitary confinement for 42 months when his plane was shot down over Vietnam in 1966, is the only POW in the House of Representatives in the 113th Congress. He is truly an American hero and an inspiration to us all.   
 

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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, the Internal Revenue Service, and other federal programs and agencies.

You can also learn about federal policies and how they impact your family and local businesses during these office hours. While appointments are not necessary, you can call my Dallas District Office at (972) 392-0505 to set up a pre-arranged meeting time.

My mobile office hours will be held at the following location and times: 

City of Sachse

Location: Sachse City Hall

3815-B Sachse Road

Sachse, TX 75048

Date:  Second Monday of the month

Time:  9am – 5pm

 

City of Wylie

Location: Wylie City Hall

300 Country Club Road

Wylie, TX 75098

Date: Second Tuesday of the month

Time:  9am – 5pm

City of Garland

Location: Garland City Hall

200 North Fifth

Garland, TX 75040

Date: Third Monday of the month

Time:  9am – 5pm

City of Rowlett

Location: Rowlett City Hall

4000 Main Street

Rowlett, TX 75088

Date: Third Tuesday of the month

Time:  9am – 5pm

Have a good weekend. 

Sincerely,

 

Pete Sessions
 

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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