The Hill Report: Week of May 8 - 12, 2017
Aside from a few rainy days, it has been a beautiful week in North Texas. During this District Work Period I had the opportunity to visit with students, police officers, young professionals, airmen, medical professionals, and more. Although it was a busy week, I enjoyed listening to constituents and discussing the important issues facing our community and country.
Meetings in North Texas
As a part of Mrs. McCready’s Earth Day project, her students wrote to me about ways we can improve our environment. To address their letters, I was delighted to visit the Winston School and answer their questions. In addition, two student ambassadors led me on a tour around their campus to learn more about their student built solar powered car, view their art studio, and tour their new state of the art theatre. This school is not only leading edge, but it fosters an environment that instills leadership and self-confidence in each and everyone of their students. Thank you to the exceptional teachers and administrators who have made this such a wonderful school.
|Congressman Sessions meeting with students at the Winston School and touring their campus|
Richardson Police Department
Our police officers selflessly protect our communities day in and day out to ensure that our families are safe. This week I had lunch with some of the Richardson Police Officers who ensured the safety of every one at our Town Hall Meeting last month. I am sincerely grateful for their bravery, professionalism, and continued commitment to serving our North Texas community.
|Congressman Sessions with police officers from the Richardson Police Department|
Richardson Executive After Hours Program
In Washington the debate on health care and tax reform have taken center stage. These two important issues impact each and every American. I was delighted to have the opportunity to discuss the progress that the House has made on both with members of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.
Tour of UTD Venture Center
Wednesday morning I was delighted to visit the Venture Development Center at University of Texas- Dallas in Richardson. By providing some of the brightest of our young men and women withthe opportunity to start their own business and a support system designed to develop their entrepreneurial spirit, the staff and administration of the Venture Development Center have helped countless young entrepreneurs set out on the path to achieving their own American Dream. I understand that small business innovation is the driver of our economy, and it was incredibly heartening to meet the next generation of innovators that will help move our country forward.
|Congressman Sessions touring the UTD Venture Center|
Young Professionals Congressional Update
Dallas is a vibrant city because of the leaders in our community and the people who make it a better place each and every day. Thursday afternoon I had the opportunity to thank some of these leaders who focus on improving education for our children, strengthening our health care system, expanding the arts and cultural events in our region, and more. These individuals truly make our city the great place that it is and I was delighted to thank them for their continued contribution.
|Congressman Sessions discussing education and health care with young professionals|
For the past ten years I have been honored to partner with the Today Foundation and host North Texas students in Washington, D.C. through the Texas Leadership Forum. I have welcomed hundreds of bright young leaders throughout the years and I was delighted to see one of the first students, Ashley Aguilar, at this round table. It is always incredible to see these young leaders grow into influencers in their community. I am immensely proud of Ashley and all that she has accomplished.
|Congressman Sessions with Ashley Aguilar, Gary Griffith, and Debbie Horres|
North Texas Civil Air patrol
Yesterday I was delighted to meet with my friends from Group 3 of the Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Since 1941, the Civil Air Patrol has served as the civilian auxiliary to the United States Air Force, fulfilling their congressionally mandated missions of providing aerospace education to thepublic, cadet programs, and providing support for emergency services. The men and women of this all-volunteer force freely give of their time because they believe in the mission of service to our country, and I am honored to stand with them and support them as a member of the Congressional Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
|Congressman Sessions with Group 3 ofthe Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol|
Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of cardiologists at HeartPlace in Dallas, Texas. This impressive group of physicians work tirelessly to improve the lives of patients aroundthe community through their expertise and professionalism. We had a great dialogue about thecurrent state and future of healthcare, and specifically, the impact the marketplace has on their profession. I am proud to have accepted their award commemorating my dedication to improving healthcare, graciously given to me by this fine group of doctors. I look forward to continuing this conversation and working with my colleagues to provide quality, affordable healthcare for all.
|Congressman Sessions receiving an award from Dr. Rick Snyder|
Mobile Office Hours
Next week members of my office will hold Mobile Office Hours to help with any issues or answer any questions you may have. If you would like more information please call my District Office,972.392.0505.
Monday, May, 15, 2017
Rowlett City Hall
3901 Main Street
Rowlett, Texas 75088
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Garland City Hall
200 N. 5th Street
Garland, Texas 75040
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Tuesday, May, 16, 2017
Wylie City Hall
3901 Main Street
Rowlett, Texas 75088
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sachse City Hall
3815 Sachse Road
Sachse, Texas 75048
1:00 PM - 5:00PM