After six weeks of Washington Work Periods, I was delighted to spendthe week in Dallas for the beginning of this two week District Work Period. This week I had the opportunity to talk with job creators, visit businesses, and discuss important issues with our law enforcement agents across North Texas. If you would like to learn more about my meetings in real time, please follow me on Facebook, Twitter, andInstagram where I provide daily updates about my meetings with North Texans.
Meetings with North Texas Job Creators
Banking round table
On Monday I had the privilege of having lunch with members of theFederal Home Loan Bank of Dallas. These business leaders are top tier in ensuring that our citizens have access to credit, affordable housing, and other means to improve the standard of living our community deserves. I will continue to work with them to ensure they have what they need to get the job done.
Congressman Sessions with members of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Financial services roundtable
Tuesday morning I was delighted to join members of the Financial Services Roundtable to recognize some local businesses like RealPage, AT&T, Megger, the Texas Rangers and Parkland Hospital System, for their commitment to providing their employees with sound financial advice and putting them on a path to a successful retirement. I was honored help award these companies with the "Save 10 Award", and greatly appreciate their efforts to help American families prepare themselves for a secure financial future. I would also like to thank my friends at the Dallas Regional Chamber for recognizing the value of the Save 10 initiative and hosting the event.
Congressman Sessions at the Financial Services Roundtable Save 10 Awards
DFW International Facility Management Association
Thursday night I was delighted to address the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter of the International Facility Management Association. For more than 35 years, IFMA has been the premier organization representing and supporting facility management professionals around the world, and I was happy to share with our local chapter some of my work in Congress to support their efforts.
Congressman Sessions speaking at the DFW-IFMA Chapter meeting
Eager to see firsthand the world of technology, executives at Digital Realty on Tuesday showed me their top-notch facilities in Richardson, Texas that interconnect consumers and partners. The cloud is an impressive solution to improving our IT infrastructure, operational expertise, and interconnected environment today. I will continue to support ideas that are effective, reliable and technologically sound.
Congressman Sessions visiting Digital Realty in Richardson
I had the great opportunity of visiting with a team of Metro PCS executives on Wednesday. Their unique group of users proves that through support and innovation, we can improve our nations accessibility and reliability of information as well as assisting our law enforcement community by helping to secure our public safety.
Congressman Sessions with the Metro PCS team
Meetings with Law Enforcement
On Wednesday I joined three of my Congressional colleagues at a roundtable discussion with leaders of our North Texas law enforcement community to discuss ways to increase the effectiveness of our North Texas Fusion Center (NTFC). Over the last several years, we have learned that the most important aspect of law enforcement and public safety is ensuring that our first responders have accurate and actionable intelligence in a timely manner, and the Fusion Center model has revolutionized how different federal, state and local agencies aggregate and share data. By continuing to refine best practices and collaborating with stakeholders from across the region, theNTFC will continue to serve as a model for how law enforcement agencies can most effectively and efficiently protect our citizens.
Congressman Sessions meeting with law enforcement leaders at the North Texas Fusion Center
North Texas Crime Commission
Thursday morning I was honored to address my dear friends at the North Texas Crime Commission's monthly membership breakfast. The men and women of the NTCC come from acrossthe North Texas region and are brought together by their shared commitment to protecting our citizens and upholding the rule of law. I believe we all owe these brave men and women our gratitude, but as a Member of Congress, it is my job to ensure that they have the resources they need to accomplish the dangerous job we have asked them to do, and I will continue to stand up as I always have for the men and women of our law enforcement community.
Congressman Sessions speaking to members of the North Texas Crime Commission
Congressional Art Competition
Each year I am delighted to participate in the Congressional Art Competition. This year we had exceptional submissions from North Texas high school students that highlight not only the wealth of talent in the 32nd Congressional District but the commitment and dedication that each of these students has to hone their craft. All of the pieces submitted were judged on April 12th by local artists and art educators, who selected the Grand Prize winner and two Runners-Up that will be announced at a reception on April 24th. All remaining pieces that were submitted are eligible for the People's Choice award that will be displayed in my Dallas District Office. To participate in the People’s Choice award and choose your favorite submission, click here.