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Panel asks: Is the House even allowed to sue President Obama?

Panel asks: Is the House even allowed to sue President Obama?

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --A House panel got deep into the constitutional weeds Wednesday on the merits of Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama.
Gabrielle Levy
House GOP to vote on new leadership... for now

House GOP to vote on new leadership... for now

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --House Republicans will choose new leadership Thursday, but it's a decision that may easily be undone after the upcoming midterm elections.
Gabrielle Levy
Idaho Rep. Labrador to challenge McCarthy for majority leader

Idaho Rep. Labrador to challenge McCarthy for majority leader

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) --Idaho conservative Raul Labrador announced Friday he will challenge Kevin McCarthy for the Republican majority leader job about to be vacated by Eric Cantor.
Gabrielle Levy
McCarthy alone in majority leader race, Labrador mulls run

McCarthy alone in majority leader race, Labrador mulls run

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) --The House majority leader race went from a two-man race to a coronation of Kevin McCarthy, but by Friday, another member was considering a run.
Gabrielle Levy
Hensarling won't run for majority leader

Hensarling won't run for majority leader

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --Jeb Hensarling withdrew from consideration in the race for House majority leader, bowing out of the vote that will take place next week to replace Eric Cantor.
Gabrielle Levy
Cantor to step down as majority leader

Cantor to step down as majority leader

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Following his stunning primary defeat Tuesday night, Eric Cantor will step down from his post as majority leader in July.
Gabrielle Levy
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.
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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)
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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."
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