Every summer I have the great pleasure of welcoming some of Texas’ most promising young leaders to Washington, D.C for my Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program. This summer I was pleased to have 205 students from 47 different high schools join me and my staff in our nation's capital to get a glimpse into the inner workings of Congress.
As a proud Eagle Scout I have always lived by the mantra “leave your campsite better than you have found it,” and that especially applies when we talk about cleaning our air and preserving our earth. Since 1908, we have reduced ozone levels by nearly one-third and they are continuing to trend downward.
At a time when our world has become an increasingly dangerous place, our military needs to be robust, strong, and ready. Our military leaders have repeatedly voiced their concerns that over the past half-decade our forces have been pared down to skeletal levels which has stretched resources and personnel far too thin.
Today marks the one year anniversary of the tragic events that shook our city and put our police officers in the direct line of fire. When theshooter opened fire, they didn’t run away or cower. They did what they were trained to do and because of that they saved countless innocent lives.
For far too long our failure to enforce our nation’s immigration policies has come at a high price - the rampant spread of sanctuary cities. As a result, innocent lives have been tragically lost at the hands of criminal illegal aliens who have infiltrated our communities.
We have heard a lot of talk about Washington’s inability to work together. However, this week, the House passed a bipartisan jobs bill with overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle.
The Congressional Baseball Game is one of the oldest traditions in Congress that transcends party lines and allows Members of the House and Senate to enjoy America’s favorite pastime together.
For the past eight years Democrats forced Americans to comply with hundreds of new regulations that strained our economy and decimated job creation. One of the most egregious examples of the Obama-era’s regulatory agenda was Dodd-Frank. Dodd-Frank was nothing short of a complete disaster that shackled our economy to the chains of bureaucracy.
The Hill Report
A Weekly Newsletter from Congressman Pete Sessions
Week of May 29 June 2, 2017