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Congressman Pete Sessions to Speak at Southwestern University

Congressman Pete Sessions will return to his alma mater to speak on “The Future of America” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 16, in Mood-Bridwell Atrium.

The free public lecture is sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha and the A. Frank Smith Lecture Series. A reception will follow.

Sessions, Southwestern Class of 1978, will speak on the future of America’s homeland security. He currently serves on the House Rules Committee and the House Select Committee on Homeland Security. First elected to Congress in 1996 and re-elected in 1998 and 2000 to represent Texas’ 5th District, Sessions was re-elected in 2002 to represent the newly created 32nd District of Texas. He remains a national leader on issues such as tax relief, reducing the size of government, and preserving and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

Sessions is Chairman of the Congressional Results Caucus, the Cyber Security and Information Technology Caucus, the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus, the Congressional Diabetes Caucus and the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimers.

He continues to be active in the Dallas community where he is an East Dallas Rotarian and a current member of the Board of Directors of the East Dallas YMCA. He is an Adopt-A-Shoreline Team Leader in the effort to maintain the conservation of White Rock Lake in Dallas and has formerly served as Chairman of the Northeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce. Sessions is a recipient of the National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and is a member of the Executive Board of the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America.