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Morning News: Congress Passes Gun Violence Bill, But What Does it Do?

March 15, 2018

Congressman Pete Sessions joined the WBAP Morning News to discuss the new gun violence bill passed by Congress. Do you think this bill is a good way to prevent school shootings?

Jobs report surprise: 313,000 added in February

March 9, 2018

Via CNN Money American businesses are on a hiring spree. The US economy added 313,000 jobs in February. That was much stronger than economists expected and the biggest gain since July 2016, according to Labor Department figures published Friday. “The headline number is pretty outstanding,” says Cathy Barrera, chief economist at ZipRecruiter, a job recruitment […]

It’s time for Congress to end chain migration and put America’s working class first

February 23, 2018

Via Fox News Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Congress recently rejected immigration proposals that would have prioritized the needs of illegal immigrants over American citizens. The Senate defeated three immigration amendments that would have given amnesty to the hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” brought into the U.S. illegally as children without immediately ending chain migration. The […]

ICE arrests 212 illegals, targets 122 businesses in LA sweep

February 16, 2018

Via The Washington Times Federal deportation officers staged one of the biggest enforcement actions in years against businesses in Los Angeles last week, arresting 212 people and serving audit notices to 122 businesses who will have to prove they aren’t hiring illegal immigrants. Nearly all of those arrested were convicted criminals, according to U.S. Immigration […]

‘Main Street is roaring’: Wages are rising, survey says

February 13, 2018

Via Money CNN Small business owners across the United States say this is the best time in decades to expand. Nearly a third of Main Street businesses say it’s a good time to expand, the highest since the National Federation of Independent Business began asking in 1973. “Main Street is roaring,” said NFIB CEO Juanita […]

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. […]

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