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GOP rep: Funding bill could include Trump’s border wall

April 24, 2017

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said Monday that congressional efforts this week to fund the government could include appropriations for President Trump’s proposed border wall. Sessions, the chairman of the House Rules Committee, acknowledged that putting the wall in a government funding bill would likely nix all Democratic support. “It would be a Republican-only bill. I’d […]

Lt. Governor Blasts Dallas County Resolution Welcoming Undocumented Immigrants

February 9, 2017

By Jack Fink DALLAS (CBS11) – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick blasted Dallas County Commissioners one day after they approved a controversial ruling that welcomes undocumented immigrants. The Commissioners Court voted for the non-binding “Welcome Communities” resolution 4-1 along party lines. In an interview via Skype, the Lt. Governor said, “What is it that they don’t […]

Standing Strong to Protect the American People

January 29, 2017

DALLAS, TX – Pete Sessions, representative of the 32nd Congressional District of Texas, released the following statement in response to actions taken by President Trump to make our country safer: “After eight years of a president who refused to even acknowledge terrorists for what they are – radical Islamic terrorists – I am happy that […]

Sessions: GOP healthcare to be as good or better than Obamacare

January 23, 2017

Jason Whitely, WFAA 5:04 AM. CST January 23, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Though Republicans and the Trump administration have yet to reveal how they will replace the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, predicted it will be as good or better than the law that exists now. “Every single American would have a […]

Pete Sessions Celebrates the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump

January 20, 2017

DALLAS, TX – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions, representative of the 32nd Congressional District of Texas, released the following statement in celebration of President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration ceremony: “Today, we begin anew for a brighter American future that puts the interests of our families, prosperity, security, and our children in the forefront. We have tremendous […]

Texans head to Washington to see Trump ‘cross the finish line’

January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 6:09PM ET By Katie Leslie The Dallas Morning News Jan. 19–WASHINGTON — Kathleen Blakely and her husband drove two days from the Texas Hill Country to the nation’s capital to see Donald Trump’s inauguration. And they didn’t even have tickets. Blakely, a dental hygienist who lives in Boerne, outside San Antonio, said […]

Highland Park High School celebrates state titles with ‘Parade of Champions’

January 8, 2017

January 8, 2017 1:48AM ET By Elvia Limón The Dallas Morning News Jan. 08–Hundreds of residents braved the cold weather on Saturday for a chance to cheer on Highland Park High School’s football and tennis teams during a victory parade celebrating their recent state championship wins. Both University Park and Highland Park honored the teams […]

New Dallas County DA Officially Sworn In

January 2, 2017

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The new Dallas County District Attorney was sworn in during a special ceremony on Monday morning. Faith Johnson is the first African American female to ever hold the office. She was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott last month to serve in the position. Johnson was also previously the first African American female to become a […]

Sam Johnson amendment to expedite Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir in House-passed WIIN Act

December 12, 2016

North Texas E-News By media release Dec 12, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act (S. 612), which included a modified bipartisan amendment introduced by Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) that will expedite the federal permitting process for the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek […]

Feds closer to fixing issues that made Lewisville Lake dam a risk

November 25, 2016

BY JEFF MOSIER The Dallas Morning News The federal government concluded in 2005 that the Lewisville Lake dam posed an “unacceptable risk.” Nearly a dozen years later, safety improvements for that 61-year-old dam upstream from Dallas are just months away from being finalized. Officials with the Army Corps of Engineers said approval is moving forward […]