By Tony Farkas
TRINITY — U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, now representing Trinity County in Washington, D.C., stopped in Trinity on Feb. 14 for an impromptu meet-and-greet town hall.
Sessions, a Republican from Waco, covers the newly created 17th Congressional District, extends from Round Rock and Waco to Nacogdoches.
He told the crowd that he cares about them, and that they were important to the community, state and even the country. He also called for everyone to work together to help the country solve its many problems.
“I am an experienced member of Congress, and I believe I understand a lot about how Congress works,” Sessions said. “I also believe in telling the truth. We have to understand what the truth is, handle that truth, and do good with it.”
He said that inflation bill was $3.5 trillion of money we don’t have, but will require the country to pay interest on.
Those attending asked questions regard numerous topics, include Medicare Advantage, inflation, ineffective government, water system upgrades, rural health care, broadband internet service, mental health care, and even election integrity.
Sessions also touched on the closing of Inspiration Village, which was closed this month because state regulations made it too expensive to continue. He said he talked with state officials and Trinity representatives about it.
He did say that he and his office will work the needs of the county into his work.