Representative Peter 'Pete' A. Sessions's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 32, Republican
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Issue Position: Energy Independence Issue Position: Tax Reform Issue Position: Job Creation Issue Position: Fiscal Sanity Issue Position: Obamacare Issue Position: Card Check Bill Issue Position: Health Care & Disabilities Issue Position: Lower Prices for Gasoline and Energy Independence Issue Position: Cap and Trade Issue Position: Jobs Issue Position: Transportation 7/29/15 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1994, VA Accountability Act of 2015, And Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 7/16/15 Congress Must Act to Provide Relief to Western Communities 7/15/15 Amendment Process Announcement for H.R. 1599 7/15/15 Sessions Applauds Passage of Highway Funding Act 7/14/15 Amendment Process Announcement for H.R. 1734 7/14/15 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act 7/10/15 Sessions Calls Passage of 21st Century Cures Act a "Historic Opportunity" to Modernize Health Care Infrastructure 7/09/15 Steve King and Pete Sessions Take Action to Maintain Our Rule of Law 7/09/15 Amendment Process Announcement for H.R. 2898 7/09/15 Sessions Votes to Improve Forest Management and Prevent Wildfires 7/08/15 Sessions: "A One-Size-Fits-All Education System is Not Effective' 7/08/15 Sessions: 'A One-Size-Fits-All Education System is Not Effective' 7/07/15 Sessions Announces Rules Subcommittee Assignments for 114th Congress 7/02/15 Pete Sessions Statement on the June Jobs Report 7/02/15 Amendment Process Announcement for H.R. 6 7/02/15 Amendment Process Announcemnt for H.R. 2647 6/30/15 Letter to Megan J. Brennan, United States Postmaster General - Support Veterans and "Stamp Out PTSD" 6/26/15 Committee Passage of EMP Legislation is Decisive Step 6/25/15 Pete Sessions Responds to the Supreme Court's Ruling on ObamaCare 6/25/15 Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (CIPA) Passage Out of Homeland Security Committee is Decisive Step to Protect the Nation 6/25/15 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 6/24/15 Sessions Applauds Passage of Legislation to Rein In Out-of-Control EPA Proposal 6/24/15 Sessions Applauds Passage of Legislation to Rein In Out-of-Control EPA Proposal 6/23/15 Sessions Votes to Repeal Provision of Obamacare That Hurts America's Seniors 6/23/15 Sessions Votes to Repeal Provision of Obamacare That Hurts America's Seniors 6/18/15 Sessions Supports Repeal of Medical Device Excise Tax 6/18/15 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." 6/18/15 TPA and TPP 6/18/15 Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2146, Defending Employees' Retirement Act 6/18/15 Amendment Process Announcement for H.R. 2042 6/18/15 Sessions Supports Repeal of Medical Device Excise Tax 6/16/15 Sessions Applauds Passage of Intel Reauthorization Measure 6/12/15 Sessions: When America Competes Globally, America Wins 6/12/15 Sessions: When America Competes Globally, America Wins; Says While There Is More Work to Be Done, Passage of TPA Language a "Win" for America 6/12/15 America Gives More Act of 2015 6/11/15 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 6/11/15 Sessions Supports Vital Funding for US Troops 6/11/15 Sessions Supports Vital Funding for US Troops 6/10/15 Sessions Applauds Passage of Legislation to Protect Small Businesses, Producers and Consumers