The Hill Report: Week of July 24 - 28, 2017
This week I proudly supported a package that responsibly funds our national security interests, provides necessary resources to care for our veterans, bolsters our nuclear programs, boosts funding for Capitol Police, and specifically addresses our border security needs.
|Congressman Sessions on Fox and Friends discussing his efforts to bolster border security. Watch the clip here.|
Year after year I have gone down to the border and talked with patrol agents, met with law enforcement, and learned about the increasingly difficult challenges that they face on our southern border. That is why I felt it was necessary to ensure that we responsibly allocate resources to protect our southern border where there are frailties and develop a plan for how to move forward in securing our border. I believe this is a critical element in gaining operational control of our border and I will continue to work to bolster these efforts with technology, surveillance, and other measures to increase security. To learn more about the security funding package, click here.
Sanctioning North Korea, Russia, and Iran
This week I was pleased to work with my colleagues to make the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act stronger and ensure that these three nations are held accountable for their vast and unrelenting acts of aggression. This bill made necessary and responsible changes to theSenate passed bill to ensure that the Russians and other foreign adversaries are not able to weaponize these sanctions against American job creators. In addition, as North Korea continues to grow their nuclear capabilities, I am pleased that we included sanctions on them to thwart thelooming threat that they pose to our homeland and our allies.
|Congressman Sessions discussing North Korea's most recent act of aggression with Neil Cavuto. Click here to watch.|
As a proud American and the voice for the people that I proudly represent, I wholeheartedly support these sanctions. I voted to show Mr. Putin, Kim Jong-un, and the thugs in Tehran that America will not stand idly by while they continue to attack our cyber security, refuse to comply with international laws, and illegally expand their nuclear arsenal.
NIH Meet and Greet
This week I was honored to host Dr. Francis Collins of the NIH and Dr. Diana Bianchi of theNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Members of Congress were able to discuss the opioid crisis and learn more about developments in medical research, such as 3D-printed soft tissue. I look forward to hosting another event with the NIH in the fall.
|Congressman Sessions speaking with Dr. Diana Bianchi, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and fellow Members of Congress|
Dallas City Council Member Lee Kleinman
On Wednesday I was delighted to see my good friend from the Dallas City Council Lee Kleinman to receive an update on the important initiatives our city is undertaking to even further grow our economy, build out our infrastructure, and improve local, state, and federal government cooperation. Specifically, we discussed a number of ongoing projects including the DART D2 downtown realignment and the ongoing the Trinity River Project. As we continue to work together to address the issues facing the City of Dallas, I value feedback from local leaders such as Councilman Kleinman and look forward to ensuring Dallas has all the resources it needs to grow and prosper.
|Congressman Sessions with Dallas City Council Member Lee Kleinman|