The Hill Report: Week of July 30 - August 3, 2018
Our students are the future of our great nation. That is why each year I am delighted to welcome young leaders to Washington for the annual Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program (PSLGP). This summer, I hosted 163 students from 42 high schools to see firsthand how government works, learn invaluable leadership skills, and visit historic sights.
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 to PSLGP, I am also proud to have welcomed students from the Today Foundation's Texas Leadership Forum who participated in the American Leadership Institute. Over the course of the week they spent in D.C., these bright young students met with diplomatic officials at the Turkish Embassy as well as several Members of Congress. I am delighted to continue this great tradition and I look forward to next summer’s group. If you would like to learn more about the Today Foundation, click here.
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.
Have a great weekend,