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Congressman Pete Sessions

Representing the 32nd District of Texas

163 North Texas Students Complete Sessions' Leadership and Growth Program in Washington, D.C.

August 2, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - This summer, U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) hosted 163 students from 42 high schools for the annual Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program (PSLGP) in Washington D.C. Each year, in June and July, the North Texas students visit our nation's capital to see firsthand how government works, learn invaluable leadership skills, and visit historic sights. 

"Our students are the future of our great nation. That is why each year I am delighted to welcome young leaders to Washington for my leadership and growth program," said Congressman Sessions. "This program challenges them to sharpen their minds, expand their horizons, and be the best that they can be.

"This year, students met with several of my colleagues, including fellow Rules Committee members Congressmen Bradley Byrne, Dan Newhouse, and Ken Buck, Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Greg Walden, and Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and fellow Texan Michael McCaul, who were generous enough to share their time and insights with these young leaders. I hope that the stories, advice, and encouragement they provided will spur these students on to pursue a life of serving their communities in many different capacities.

"In addition, the students also had the chance to visit the Pentagon, the White House, the Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, the Drug Enforcement Agency Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, Marine Barracks, and several of the Smithsonian museums. 

"It is truly a privilege to welcome these future leaders to Washington and not only teach them about our nation's democratic process, but also learn and hear from them about the issues they are passionate about. I have no doubt that they will achieve great things in their future and I look forward to seeing the immense impact they make to better our country.”

Students who are interested in participating in the Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program may contact the Congressman’s Washington, DC office at 202.225.2231 or email his Program Manager Jacob Durst, at