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The Hill Report
A Weekly Newsletter from Congressman Pete Sessions
Week of November 10 - 14, 2014


While the House of Representatives has worked tirelessly to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline over the last four years, President Obama and Senate Democrats have imposed unnecessary burdens and roadblocks at every turn that have delayed approval of this shovel-ready jobs project.  Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5682, a bill written by Dr. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, that would provide approval for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Senate has yet another chance to pass this legislation and send it to President Obama for his signature. It is time for the House and the Senate to work together to implement solutions that create thousands of American jobs nationwide, inject billions of dollars into our economy, and put us on a path towards energy independence. This has been a long and arduous approval process, and the time for excuses and unnecessary delay is over. 

Click here to watch Congressman Sessions managing the rule for H.R. 5682

Veterans Day
On Tuesday I joined Americans across the country to honor our nation’s retired and active duty servicemen and women for their unwavering service to our nation. Our nation was built upon, and has been sustained through, their valiant efforts to protect and preserve the freedoms that we hold near and dear to our hearts.  

Congressman Sessions at the Dallas Veterans Day Parade

I was honored to participate in the Dallas Veterans Day Parade and meet with local veterans to express my sincere gratitude for their service. After the parade I had the opportunity to meet with US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills and to attend the viewing of Travis: A Soldier’s Story. This documentary tells the inspiring story of Staff Sgt. Mills’ experience after he was severely wounded during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. It is a touching film that provides a glimpse into the life of a wounded soldier as well as the physical and emotional challenges that injured soldiers and their families face. Travis’ story serves as an important reminder of the many sacrifices our men and women in uniform have made for our freedom, and I am forever grateful for their commitment to protecting our great nation. 

Congressman Sessions talking with  U.S. Army Staff Sergeant. Travis Mills

 
Texas Department of Transportation Hearing
Next Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 6:00 pm the Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed implementation of the I-635 Express/HOV lanes from US 75 I-30 in the cities of Dallas, Garland, and Mesquite. This hearing gives North Texans the opportunity to voice their opinions and get more information about the proposal. To learn more about the hearing, click here

Texas Department of Transportation Hearing
Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Highland Oaks Church of Christ
10805 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, Texas 75238

Rowlett Mobile Office Hours
On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, from 9 am CST–5 pm CST a member of my staff will be at Rowlett City Hall holding Mobile Office Hours. My office is more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding problems with a federal agency, issues in North Texas, or any other concerns or suggestions.  

Rowlett Mobile Office Hours
Monday, November 18, 2014
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Rowlett City Hall
4000 Main Street
Rowlett, Texas 75088

Have a good weekend.

Sincerely,

Pete Sessions
Member of Congress