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.
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Pete Sessions
Rep. Pete Sessions, R-TX, speaks as he holds a tire pump during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on August 7, 2008. The House Republicans are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, to reconvene the chamber and vote on the American Energy Act, a Republican bill designed to address America's dependence on foreign oil. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)

Peter Anderson Sessions (born March 22, 1955) is a politician from the state of Texas. He is a Republican, and currently represents the 32nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sessions was born in Waco, Texas, where he grew up. His father is William S. Sessions, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1978. Sessions then worked for Southwestern Bell for 16 years. He rose to the rank of district manager for marketing in Dallas, supervising 435 employees and managing a $16 million budget. He also worked at Bell Communications Research (AKA Bellcore, currently named Telcordia Technologies) in New Jersey.

He is an Eagle Scout with four generations of Boy Scouts in his family, and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America, as well as a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. As a Congressman, Sessions has sponsored legislation to raise money for the Boy Scouts. At the 2007 National Convention, Sessions was presented with the Pi Kappa Alpha Distinguished Alumni Award.

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