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Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

AUSTIN, Texas, March 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Pete Sessions handily beat back challenges from Tea Party competitors in their Republican primary races in Texas.
House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions to hold fundraiser at Beyoncé concert

House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions to hold fundraiser at Beyoncé concert

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Texas Republican and House Rules Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions will use Beyoncé concert in D.C. as fundraising event.
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White House concedes 'miscommunication' on Durbin claim

White House concedes 'miscommunication' on Durbin claim

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The White House says it regrets a "misunderstanding" arising from a report a House Republican was disrespectful to President Barack Obama during budget talks.
House adjourns without vote on shutdown, debt limit

House adjourns without vote on shutdown, debt limit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Tuesday adjourned until noon Wednesday without voting on ending the government shutdown or extending the debt ceiling.
White House: Obama would veto supercommittee resolution

White House: Obama would veto supercommittee resolution

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The White House said if Congress passes legislation establishing a so-called supercommittee on deficit reduction, U.S. President Barack Obama will veto it.
Three piecemeal federal government spending bills fail in House

Three piecemeal federal government spending bills fail in House

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- House Republicans' attempt to narrow the government shutdown by funding some U.S. agencies failed Tuesday when Democrats refused to go along.
House passes farm bill on strength of GOP vote

House passes farm bill on strength of GOP vote

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Over rancorous Democratic objections, the Republican-led U.S. House passed a farm bill Thursday that does not include reauthorization of the food stamp program.

Obama 'charm offensive' ends in stalemate

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- President Obama concluded his three-day tour of Capitol Hill Thursday without significant progress on the budget stalemate with Republicans, lawmakers said.
Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will remain dominated by Republicans, results of Tuesday's congressional elections showed.
Rep. Slaughter back on the job

Rep. Slaughter back on the job

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, 82, returned to work on Capitol Hill after breaking her leg in April, and received a warm welcome from her colleagues.

Barber wins Ariz. special election

TUCSON, June 13 (UPI) -- Ron Barber, a former aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., injured in an assassination attempt, won a special election to replace her.
Mitch Daniels backs Romney

Mitch Daniels backs Romney

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- While Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels joined other Republicans Wednesday in backing Mitt Romney, some conservatives in Congress say they are still lukewarm.

Banker's ties to Congress to be probed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Possible ties between a banker accused of stealing billions and U.S. politicians he contributed money to are under investigation, federal officials say.

Earmark critic got funds for blimp project

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- The chief earmark critic in the U.S. House has steered a million-dollar earmark to an Illinois firm for dirigible research, a report in Politico said.

Rep. Cole defends campaign chairmanship

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, Okla., Monday defended his chairmanship of the National Republican Congressional Committee after losses in the Nov. 4 election.

Frost out of race to become DNC chief

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Former Texas Rep. Martin Frost Tuesday withdrew his name from the race for Democratic National Committee chairman.

Frost, Sessions near finish line

DALLAS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Democrat Rep. Martin Frost and Republican Rep. Pete Sessions campaigned hard Monday in Dallas in the final hours of their expensive congressional race. A total of more than $8 million has been contributed the race, making it one of the most expensive cong

Pa Bush endorses another Texas candidate

HOUSTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed Republican Ted Poe in his race against Democrat Rep. Nick Lampson in a hot Texas congressional contest. Last week, the elder Bush endorsed Republican Rep. Pete Sessions in his close race with Democrat Rep. Ma

Ex-President Bush on campaign trail again

DALLAS, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Former President George H.W. Bush is flying from state to state in the last days of campaigning to do what he calls "my part" for Republican candidates.

Bush campaigns for Sessions in Texas

DALLAS, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former President George H.W. Bush campaigned Tuesday in Dallas for Republican Rep. Pete Sessions in one of the nation's hottest congressional races.

Texas congressional races closely watched

DALLAS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The presidential candidates have nearly ignored Texas in this year's election because it's considered Bush country, but five congressional races are being closely watched. Five Democrats are fighting for political survival because of a controversial redis

Sessions leads Frost in Texas-32 poll

DALLAS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Texas Republican Pete Sessions has a 6 point lead in one of the nation's most hotly contested congressional races, the Dallas Morning News said Tuesday.

Clothes come off in heated Texas race

DALLAS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The gloves came off a long time ago and now the clothes are off in Texas Republican Pete Sessions' battle to hold onto his U.S. House seat.

Sessions leads Frost in Texas race

DALLAS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Republican Rep. Pete Sessions has a 6-point lead over Democrat Rep. Martin Frost in a closely watched North Texas congressional race. Sessions leads Frost 50 percent to 44 percent in the poll of likely voters for The Dallas Morning News.

Sessions, Frost exchange charges in Texas

DALLAS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Republican Pete Sessions and Democrat Martin Frost called on each other Thursday to return donations in one of the Texas' hottest congressional races. The exchange began after Frost canceled an appearance by folk singer Peter Yarrow at an Oct. 11 fundrai
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