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Pete Sessions' Public Statements on Issue: Trade

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 32, Republican
Date Title
Issue Position: Cap and Trade
June 25, 2015 Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1295, Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015
June 18, 2015 U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement applauding the passage of Trade Promotion Authority: "Today's vote for Trade Promotion Authority was a vote to give the American people a voice in trade negotiations, a vote to create good-paying American jobs, and a vote to continue our role as a leader in the global economy. "This legislation will not only unleash our export power, but it also maintains the rule of law, upholds American sovereignty, and guarantees that Congress maintains its exclusive constitutional authority to change laws. President Obama has abused his executive authority time and time again, which is why TPA is so important. Without TPA, the president has inherent, unilateral power to negotiate trade agreements as he sees fit. With TPA, the president has to negotiate trade agreements according to the terms of Congress. TPA puts Congress in the driver's seat, not the president. It also ensures that any provision of any trade agreement that is inconsistent with any law of the United States will have no effect. This guarantees that American sovereignty is upheld. "Since the days of Ronald Reagan, Republicans have always been the party of free trade because Reagan knew that when America competes around the world, America wins. I proudly supported this legislation to bolster the already 3 million trade related jobs in Texas and bring in thousands of new good paying jobs to my home state with future trade agreements. I call upon my colleagues in the Senate to support our efforts by passing this critical piece of legislation to create new American jobs, maintain our nation's rule of law, and show the world that America will continue to lead the world in economic growth."
June 18, 2015 Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2146, Defending Employees' Retirement Act
June 18, 2015 TPA and TPP
June 12, 2015 Sessions: When America Competes Globally, America Wins
June 12, 2015 Sessions: When America Competes Globally, America Wins; Says While There Is More Work to Be Done, Passage of TPA Language a "Win" for America
June 12, 2015 America Gives More Act of 2015
June 11, 2015 Providing Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1314, Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act, and Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendments to H.R. 644, Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015
June 10, 2015 Sessions Applauds Passage of Legislation to Protect Small Businesses, Producers and Consumers
June 5, 2015 Pete Sessions Statement on the May Jobs Report
April 30, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - U.S. Open Skies Policy
April 16, 2015 Sessions Statement on TPA: House Republican Stand Ready to Empower American Business
April 16, 2015 Sessions Statement on TPA: House Republicans Stand Ready to Empower American Businesses
March 25, 2015 Letter to Kay Granger, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations - Prohibition of Funding for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McEllrath, President of the International Longshore Warehouse Union and James McKenna, Chair and CEO of Pacific Maritime Association - Port Negotiation Resolution
Dec. 5, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Answers on Israel Sanctions
Oct. 3, 2014 Sessions: 12 Million More Americans Outside Workforce Today Than In 2009
July 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Agriculture Market Access in TPP
June 26, 2014 Sessions: House Acts to Unleash American Energy and Create Jobs
June 20, 2012 Russia PNTR
Oct. 12, 2011 Pete Sessions Applauds Passage of Trade Agreements to Grow Economy, Create Jobs
Oct. 3, 2011 Pete Sessions Statement in Support of Job-Creating Trade Agreements
Sept. 28, 2010 SUPPORTING ARMS SALE TO TAIWAN -- HON. PETE SESSIONS
Aug. 30, 2010 A Double Dip?
July 23, 2010 Blog: Create Jobs, Pass the Korea FTA
July 1, 2009 Texas Energy Summit
June 26, 2009 Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 2454, American Clean Energy And Security Act Of 2009
May 14, 2009 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States
May 16, 2008 The Hill Report: Week of May 12 - May 16, 2008
May 13, 2008 Celebrating Israel's 60th Anniversary and the Strong Texas-Israel Relationship
April 16, 2008 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2634, Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation of 2008
Oct. 9, 2007 The Republican Vision
Sept. 29, 2006 Waiving Points Of Order Against Conference Report On H.R. 4954, Safe Port Act
March 15, 2006 Sessions' Pro-Business Record Garners Spirit of Enterprise Award
Sept. 8, 2005 Taiwan's Agricultural Trade Goodwill Mission
Oct. 4, 2004 In Honor of the Republic of China's National Day
July 13, 2004 Report on Resolution Providing for Consideration of H.R. 4759, United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
June 9, 2004 In Honor of Ambassador C.J. Chen
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Trade
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Trade
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Trade
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