Headlines
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.
Evan Bleier
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.
Prev
Page 1 of 3
Photos
4 of 4
Wiki

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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pete Sessions."
x
Feedback