Pete Sessions (R-TX-32)i
Pete Sessions, Congressman Texas District 32
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Peter Anderson “Pete” Sessions
Pete Sessions 2016 Congressional Candidate Texas District 32
Pete Sessions Biography from House.gov
[2012 Bio] A conservative community leader, United States Congressman Pete Sessions has combined hard work, innovative thinking, and common-sense principles to successfully represent the 32nd Congressional District of Texas.
Congressman Sessions was born on March 22, 1955 and grew up in Waco, Texas. He graduated from Southwestern University in 1978 and now serves on Southwestern’s Board of Trustees. He went on to work for then-Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 16 years, retiring as District Manager for Marketing in Dallas. As a businessman, he served as Chairman of the Northeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
Thanks to this private sector experience, Congressman Sessions understands the need to fight bureaucracy and to utilize market-driven solutions to effectively solve problems in our communities and in government.
In 1996, the people of Dallas and the 5th Congressional District sent Congressman Sessions to Washington,DC to represent them in the United States House of Representatives. In 2002, Congressman Sessions began representing the 32nd Congressional District, created from redistricting. In 2010, the people of the 32nd Congressional District called him back to Congress for his eighth term.
Congressman Sessions is a stalwart defender of U.S. homeland and national security interests, as well as the men and women who defend them. As the parent of a child with Down syndrome, he is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities. Congressman Sessions also believes that taxpayers deserve results from their government, and he has pursued common-sense, market-based reforms to help government operate more efficiently.
Congressman Sessions pursues his goals on these and other issues through his work on various Congressional committees and caucuses. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Rules. He also serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. In 2008 and 2010, he was elected by the House Republican Conference as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Congressman Sessions is an Eagle Scout and a former Scout Master for 13 Eagle Scouts. He is a recipient of the National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and is a member of both the National Eagle Scout Association’s national committee and the Executive Board of the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Congressman Sessions resides in Dallas,Texas and continues to be active in his community where he is an Adopt-A-Shoreline Team Leader in the effort to maintain White Rock Lake in Dallas and an Advisor to the President of Special Olympics Texas.
Biography of Pete Sessions is from Sessions for Congress
[2012 Bio] First elected to Congress in 1996, Pete Sessions believes that government can be both efficient and effective at providing solutions to our problems. Noting that character does matter, Pete believes that no elected official is above the law and must be accountable for his actions. As a member of Congress, Pete Sessions is a young, conservative leader on the team whose goal is to advance a pro-business agenda, provide quality education to all Americans, lower taxes, reduce teen drug use, and guarantee the retirement security of every generation of Americans.
A native Texan, Pete is an energetic, hardworking, and straightforward individual who believes there is a solution to every problem in America. Congressman Sessions focuses on those reforms that will lead to a better life for all Americans.
Congressman Sessions has proudly served for 13 years on the powerful House Rules Committee. Most known for its role as legislative gatekeeper, assisting in the scheduling of legislation for floor consideration, the Rules Committee also has important oversight responsibilities. These responsibilities include oversight of the rules of the House, the House’s internal organization, the Congressional budget process, the ethics process, and relations between Congress and the Executive and Judicial Branches. Congressman Sessions’ past committee assignments have focused his legislative interests on specific items. With the broad reach of the Rules Committee, he will is able to influence every piece of legislation before it reaches the House floor.
Because of intense legislative responsibility in accepting a position on the House Rules Committee, the rules of the House require Congressman Sessions to relinquish his membership on the Banking and Financial Services, Government Reform and Oversight, and Science committees. As the only North Texan on the House Banking Committee, however, Congressman Sessions has taken a leave of absence and retains his position of seniority on the Banking Committee. Congressman Sessions will maintain his strong relationship with the banking community as well as his intimate involvement in banking issues and reform.
Pete Sessions was born on March 22, 1955 and grew up in Waco. After graduating from Southwestern University in 1978, he joined Southwestern Bell Telephone Company where he worked for the next 16 years without missing a day of work. Pete served as District Manager for Marketing in Dallas. Pete’s corporate and private sector experience gives him expert insight in understanding government and fighting bureaucracy. In 1993, Pete retired from the private sector to run for Congress against John Bryant (D-TX). In 1994-1995, he served as Vice President, Public Policy at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), a Dallas-based conservative public policy research institute.
Each week, Congressman Pete Sessions spends time working in Texas. He travels throughout his Congressional District visiting schools, meeting with community leaders and touring local businesses.
Pete Sessions is an Eagle Scout and former Scout Master and was recently honored as a recipient of the National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. He is proud to have been a Scout Master for 13 Eagle Scouts. He is also a member of the United Methodist Church. Pete continues to be active in Dallas where he is an Rotarian and a current Board Member of the East Dallas YMCA. He has served as Chairman of the Northeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce and former District Chairman of the White Rock Council of the Boy Scouts of America
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