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

Clean air issue in Texas race

DALLAS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Democrat Rep. Martin Frost Monday called on his opponent, Republican Rep. Pete Sessions, to drop his opposition to new air quality standards in North Texas. In a news conference, Frost and Dr. Richard Wasserman, a pediatric asthma specialist, signed a cl

NRA backing could prove crucial in Texas

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- A pair of Texas Democrats, both in tough re-election fights, were endorsed for re-election to Congress by the 4.5 million member National Rifle Association.

Texas candidates sign clean campaign pact

DALLAS, April 28 (UPI) -- Candidates in a high-profile Texas congressional race Wednesday agreed to publicly disavow any outside group that runs unauthorized ads in their campaign.

Candidates talk of outside ad ban

DALLAS, April 16 (UPI) -- Campaign officials in a Texas congressional race talked Friday about signing an unusual pact to discourage ads from outside political interest groups.

Frost to oppose Sessions in Texas race

DALLAS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Democrat Rep. Martin Frost announced Friday he will oppose Republican Rep. Pete Sessions in a newly created congressional district in Dallas. Frost, a 25-year House veteran, had been targeted in the Republican redistricting plan passed by the Legislature

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 9, 2002

WASHINGTON, Conn., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

The best defense

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- As the airport security bill heads up Pennsylvania Avenue for a presidential signature, it appears Congress may have missed the flight. The focus of the debate should have been solely about security. And not just security at the airports - but security on
KERRI HOUSTON, Special to United Press International
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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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