The Hill Report: Week of October 22 - October 26, 2018
This week, President Trump signed into law two critical pieces of legislation that I supported to protect North Texans and improve the future of all Americans. On Tuesday, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 became law, ensuring the health of our water resources infrastructure. In North Texas, we know firsthand the importance of strong water infrastructure, not only when it comes to economic growth and success, but also the safety of our communities from potential flooding disasters. Specifically, this package responsibly reauthorizes the Levee Safety Initiative and the National Dam Safety Program through 2023 to help protect American communities and families from losing everything when these destructive natural disasters strike.
The President also signed into law H.R. 6, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, to combat the opioid epidemic. This package of bills marks the most significant congressional action against a single drug crisis in our nation's history. I strongly supported this lifesaving legislation and am glad to see another monumental step taken toward fighting this public health crisis and ending America's deadliest drug epidemic.
These new laws are just one example of Republicans upholding our promise to deliver results over rhetoric. From rolling back the red-tape regulations issued by the previous Administration to unleashing the free market with unprecedented tax cuts, we are committed to continuing to improve the lives of all Americans. We have also approved millions of dollars in funding for border security to ensure the safety of our communities, especially in Texas, where we feel the impact of the border crisis most. Congress also passed federal funding legislation for over 80% of all annual discretionary funding before the end of the fiscal year – a critical step in reining in spending and returning to the regular federal funding process.
Events in the District
Wylie High School
Last Friday, I was delighted to join my friends in Wylie to perform the coin flip for this year’s Wylie HS vs. Rowlett HS matchup. I have always believed that participating in team sports teaches invaluable life lessons like teamwork, trust, accountability and commitment to our young men and women, and it was great to join these two wonderful schools for some North Texas Friday Night Lights. While the home team was able to jump out to a lead and hold on for the win, I applaud both teams, their coaches, the school administrators, and the parents who showed up in the rain to cheer their team on for a great competitive game.
Congressman Sessions at the Wylie High School vs. Rowlett High School Football Game.
'Tax Cuts Work' Tour
In Texas, we believe that fewer regulations, lower taxes, and more freedom are the keys to success. This week, I was delighted to spend time with North Texans and participate in a rally, hosted by the Job Creators Network, that highlighted the tremendous benefits of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Hearing the testimonies this week given by small business owners, doctors, job creators, and families in my district who have both seen the effects of tax reform and been able to keep more of their hard-earned money each month, is the reason why my colleagues and I will continue working to lower taxes and produce real results on behalf of the American people. My efforts are far from over.
Congressman Sessions at Texas Moving Company in Richardson, Texas for the Job Creators Network Bus Tour on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Have a great weekend,