Sessions Votes to Keep the Government Open and Fund CHIP

January 22, 2018

I released the following statement in response to the passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 16, 2018: Short term funding solutions cripple our military and create uncertainty in all areas of government. However, unlike the Democrats, I am not willing to shut down our government and further imperil our nation’s […]

Sessions Supports FISA Reauthorization

January 15, 2018

I released the following statement in support of a measure to reauthorize the FISA program for six years: Since the horrific September 11th attacks, our intelligence and law enforcement communities have broken down the walls between them and worked together to protect our great nation. Through the FISA program, we have thwarted countless terrorist attacks […]

House Republican Opposes Grad Student Tax

December 8, 2017

Representative Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican, on Thursday circulated a letter to House colleagues urging GOP leaders to exclude from final tax reform legislation a provision that would tax graduate students’ tuition benefits. The letter signals at least one House Republican is focused on an issue graduate students across the country have organized around for weeks. On […]

Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions wants House GOP to reverse course on tax that would hit grad students hard

December 7, 2017

WASHINGTON — Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions is pressing GOP leadership to ensure that the party’s final tax revamp preserves the tax-exempt status of a critical tuition reduction used by tens of thousands of graduate students across the U.S. That tax-free standing, tied to those students’ work as teaching or research assistants, has hung in the balance […]

House passes concealed carry gun bill in win for GOP and NRA

December 6, 2017

The House passed legislation to permit concealed carry license holders to conceal a handgun in other states, the first time Congress has taken action on a gun bill since President Donald Trump was sworn into office. The “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act,” a top priority for the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups, passed 231-198. […]

House Republicans pass tax reform bill; Senate draft advances

November 17, 2017

House tax reform bill passes from CNBC. House Republicans on Thursday passed a monumental bill to cut taxes on businesses and individuals, the biggest step yet in the GOP’s once-in-a-generation effort to overhaul the American tax system. The tax reform plan passed the chamber with 227 votes in favor and 205 against. To pass the […]

Lawmakers agree on defense bill deal that includes 2.4 percent pay raise for troops

November 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – A key panel of House and Senate members on Wednesday announced a deal on a massive defense bill, pushing forward a nearly $700 billion plan to raise pay for servicemembers, increase the size of the military, fund new ships and aircrafts and authorize new spending on missile defense. The negotiated defense budget for […]

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 […]

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

September 22, 2017

Watch the latest video at 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 […]