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Sessions: Each and Every Life is Precious

October 5, 2017

I recently released the following statement in support of a measure to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, which is when a fetus can feel pain, with exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or when a mother’s life is in danger: When my son Alex was born with Down syndrome there was never a question in my […]

3,800 Gang Members Charged in Transnational Gangbusting Operation

October 3, 2017

The Department of Justice announced Friday the arrest of some 3,800 gang members across four countries, dealing a serious blow to the MS-13 transnational drug gang. Operation “Regional Shield” involved coordination between law enforcement in the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The majority of the charges came in El Salvador: 3,477 criminal charges, resulting in […]

House passes 20-week abortion ban

October 3, 2017

The House on Tuesday passed a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks. The bill, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, would penalize medical providers who perform abortions after 20 weeks of gestation with up to five years in prison or fines, or both. The bill contains limited exceptions, including when a woman’s pregnancy puts her […]

Texas to ask court to allow its ban on ‘sanctuary cities’ after legal roadblock

September 22, 2017

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Three federal appeals court judges will be asked Friday to allow Texas to ban “sanctuary cities” after a district judge last month blocked much of the law before it took effect. Under the law, Texas police chiefs could face removal from office and criminal charges for not complying with […]

Another strong gain in leading indicators points to U.S. economy picking up speed

September 21, 2017

A broad measure of U.S. economy posted another large increase in August, the latest in a string of strong readings that point to faster growth in the months ahead. The leading economic index jumped 0.4% last month to cap off a summer of high readings, the Conference Board said Thursday. “The August gain is consistent with continuing […]

Sessions Supports the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

September 14, 2017

I released the following statement after supporting the passage of all 12 appropriations bills: Under Republican leadership in the House, we have effectively held the line on spending while responsibly funding the government. Today the House once again upheld our constitutional duty by passing all 12 spending bills. I strongly supported this package because it […]

Exclusive: 77% demand end to ‘sanctuary cities’ for illegal immigrants

September 5, 2017

Voters in 11 battleground states key to controlling the Senate in 2018 and presidency in 2020 overwhelming support the administration’s effort to end so-called “sanctuary” policies for illegal immigrant criminals in over 300 cities, according to a new poll on the explosive issue. Even more significantly, over 83 percent of Hispanics want the sanctuaries to […]

Dallas Police Association Members Joining Houston Relief Effort

August 30, 2017

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s almost impossible to see what’s happening in Houston and other parts of Texas and not want to do something. So, help is on the way! Members of the Dallas Police Association (DPA) are heading out, taking donated food and supplies, to help Hurricane Harvey first-responders and storm victims. The DPA put out a call for […]

Trump signs bill to speed up veteran disability appeals process

August 23, 2017

President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a measure meant to accelerate the appeals process for disability claims at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), easing for veterans a process criticized as too cumbersome. The bill is aimed at helping veterans challenge rejected bids for benefits and to mitigate a backlog of appeals. Veterans that have become sick or […]

Pete Sessions Praises US House on Passing Resolution to Increase Funds to Military

August 2, 2017

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News) — Congressman Pete Sessions says the House of Representatives has done its job by passing the Make America Secure Appropriates Act. The resolution, which now goes to the U.S Senate for consideration, would provide more than $650 billion for the military in the federal budget. It would also give troops a more […]