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  • GOP Rep. Sessions: "You'll Be Able To Keep Your Same Doctor, You'll Keep Your Same Plan"

    03/22/2017 10:26:41 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 22, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said under the proposed Republican health care bill "nobody is going to lose their coverage."
  • Cruz joins in Red River property dispute

    04/04/2016 5:11:08 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 32 replies
    My SS News ^ | 4/2/2016
    This week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz joined an amicus brief on behalf of 22 members of the Texas congressional delegation in support of private landowners along the Red River. The Bureau of Land Management has recently made waves by claiming thousands of acres of privately owned Texas land along the Red River. It has done so by utilizing — in apparent violation of a nearly 100-year-old Supreme Court precedent and tradition — an arbitrary and bizarre gradient boundary survey method that has adversely impacted private landowners. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) joined Cruz in the brief...
  • Congressman Proposes Resolution to Recognize Magic as Rare and Valuable

    03/16/2016 2:08:31 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies ^ | March 15, 2016 | Erik Shilling
    A Congressional resolution to recognize magic as a national treasure was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday. The resolution (in full below) was sponsored by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), with six additional Republicans also attaching their names to it.
  • Anti-Trump Group Wants To Dissuade Supporters ‘From Voting Altogether’

    11/20/2015 9:08:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/15 | Scott Greer
    A new political group created by a prominent Republican consultant to take down the candidacy of Donald Trump has a unique strategy: convince the flamboyant billionaire’s many supporters to not vote.According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Trump Card LLC has issued a memo to potential donors that its intended goal is to not change the opinion of Trump’s supporters in favor of another candidate, but to keep them “from voting altogether.”The group, founded by GOP operative and sometime columnist Liz Mair, promises to achieve this lofty goal through a “guerrilla campaign” that attacks the current Republican frontrunner for...
  • Trump taps ex-Cruz supporter as spokeswoman

    11/09/2015 6:08:46 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has signed former Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) supporter and Tea Party activist Katrina Pierson as his new national spokeswoman, the campaign announced Monday afternoon. "Katrina is a great addition to our team as we continue to expand throughout the country," Trump said in a statement about the Dallas/Fort Worth-area Tea Party activist. "Katrina understands the need for real change in Washington, D.C. and the importance of competence in the next election." ďżź Pierson had been a vocal supporter of Cruz's 2012 Senate bid, and he and his father returned the favor during her long-shot House...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • The Real Danger from the GOP’s Latest Mutiny Against John Boehner

    07/30/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 7/29/15 | Martin Matishak
    If you thought the days of bad blood between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and rank-and-file House lawmakers were on hold, at least for the summer, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) apparently didn’t get the memo. Tuesday night, the congressman marked his 56th birthday by filing a resolution in the House to force Boehner from the top leadership post. The “motion to vacate the chair” is the first time that a Boehner opponent has taken such a step and is a bit of payback from Meadows, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of 25 conservative rebels...
  • Chairman Paul Ryan applauds Congressman Sessions' work on TPA

    06/12/2015 3:37:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | Congressman Pete Sessions (TX)
    Chairman Paul Ryan applauds Congressman Sessions' work on TPA and his efforts to stop the President from inserting any amnesty language into trade agreements.
  • Rep. Pete Sessions Walks Back Promise Not to Deport Illegal Aliens

    02/23/2015 2:50:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 23, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    ( – House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) told that he wants to “prevent illegal immigrants from staying here unlawfully” and “guarantee that those who violate the laws of our nation are punished for doing so.” However, his comments stand in contrast to what he said last year, pledging to work with Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to "push a bill" on immigration in 2015 whose goal “would not be to remove any person that might be here unless they were dangerous to this country and committed a crime.” sent the following four questions via email to Sessions'...
  • GOP Judiciary Chair Won’t Answer Questions on GOP Plan to Ensure Illegals Aren't Deported

    02/05/2015 3:06:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes & Michael W. Chapman
    Video at link. ( -- Despite House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions' (R-Tex.) statement on Dec. 3 that he and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) were working together to “push a bill” on immigration that would not “remove any person that might be here unless they were dangerous to this country and committed a crime,” Goodlatte would not confirm or deny such a proposal, or discuss the issue of immigration when questioned on Wednesday, Feb. 4. sent Goodlatte's office via email four question related to Sessions' assertion. On Feb. 5, a spokesperson for Goodlatte’s office told said Goodlatte “has...
  • Pete Sessions Fires Back: I’m Not Pro-Amnesty, I’m Not a ‘Boehner Guy’

    12/31/2014 11:54:32 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 36 replies ^ | 12/31/14 | Sarah Rumpf
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas, Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) pushed back against critics who view Congressional Republican leadership as weak on amnesty, and defended the planned homeland security appropriations bill that will come up for a vote in the new Congress as a strong tactic against President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty orders. Sessions spoke to Breitbart Texas for nearly an hour, and also shared four letters he wrote to constituents about the legislation earlier this month. He was clearly aware of the criticism leveled against him but was also adamant that the appropriations bill was not pro-amnesty and...
  • GOP Members Release New Anti-Amnesty Amendment

    12/10/2014 6:13:04 PM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:08 PM 12/09/2014 | Neil Munro
    GOP members have released their draft amendment to defund President Barack Obama’s national amnesty. “None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available, including any funds or fees collected or otherwise made available for expenditure, by this division or any other Act, or otherwise available to the Secretary of Homeland Security, for any fiscal year may be used to implement, administer, carry out, or enforce the [amnesty] policies,” says the short amendment. The new anti-amnesty language is being pushed by Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, South Carolina’s Rep. Mick Mulvaney and Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, who unseated the GOP’s pro-amnesty majority...
  • Top House Republican Declares He Wants Total Amnesty

    12/05/2014 10:27:20 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/5/2014 | Erick Erickson
    House Republicans, coming up with every excuse under the sun to avoid stopping President Obama, are letting slip the real reason. Congressman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)69%69%, chairman of the House Rules Committee, is telling Democratic lawmakers he wants total amnesty. The Daily Caller reports Sessions met with Democratic lawmakers telling them how expansive his vision of immigration is before Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/AN/A announced the GOP would give up the fight on immigration. More details are here. It is more and more obvious the only way the GOP will stop Obama is if House conservatives hold the line and oppose...
  • Top GOP Leader Promises Total Amnesty In 2015(Or how to work with Dems to kill the USA)

    12/05/2014 6:10:03 AM PST · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    daily caller ^ | 12/5/14 | n munro
    House Speaker John Boehner’s top committee chairman says he wants an immigration bill that would allow millions of foreign migrants to stay and work jobs sought by Americans. “I’m going to use my assets and resources in the new year to work with this Congress… to have a well-understood agreement about what the law should be, and how we as communities, and farm communities, and tech communities, create circumstances where we can have people be in this country and work, and where not one person is quote ‘thrown out’ or ‘deported,’” said Rep. Pete Sessions, the chairman of the powerful...
  • Our Endorsement of Raul Labrador for Majority Leader

    06/14/2014 1:31:03 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 20 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 14, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In the wake of Eric Cantor's shocking primary election loss to Dave Brat earlier this week, the choice to replace him as House Majority Leader seemed a foregone conclusion, as Pete Sessions (R-TX) decision to bow out appeared to seal the decision and ascend Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to the second highest position in the House. This changed yesterday as Raul Labrador (R-ID) announced he will challenge for the role, a move Dignitas News Service both applauds and has no reservations in providing our endorsement for. Not only would the second-term Representative from Idaho bring solid conservative credentials and voting record...
  • Shocking Videos: Pete Sessions Supports Amnesty To ‘Accommodate’ Illegal Aliens (Flashback)

    06/12/2014 4:36:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 3/1/14 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Full Title: SHOCKING VIDEOS: PETE SESSIONS SUPPORTS AMNESTY TO ‘ACCOMMODATE’ ILLEGAL ALIENS FOR ‘RIGHT REASONS A series of videos from several town halls in 2013 have surfaced showing that Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) supports amnesty for illegal aliens, despite claims from his re-election campaign that he is against allowing illegal aliens stay in America. In the videos, Sessions frames his support for amnesty as granting legal status to illegal aliens who are not violent criminals—but somehow not citizenship, even though anyone who obtains a green card is allowed to eventually apply for citizenship. Sessions described such an amnesty as aiming...
  • California's Kevin McCarthy a virtual lock for House majority leader

    06/12/2014 11:04:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 12, 2014 | Lisa Mascaro
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) is all but assured of becoming the next House majority leader after a lawmaker considered to be a strong conservative challenger declined Thursday to run in the internal GOP race. The affable McCarthy, now the No. 3 Republican in the House, is by no means the top choice among tea party lawmakers who believe the current leadership is tied too closely to the party's establishment wing. But the path for his ascent to the No. 2 spot seemed to clear Thursday as the potential challenger, Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, said he would not seek the...
  • Cornyn, Cruz, Sessions File Brief in Support of Obamacare Challenge

    05/18/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Wilson County News ^ | May 16, 2014
    WASHINGTON-- This week, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) and his colleagues filed an amicus brief and joined a court challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, specifically challenging the legality of that law. The PPACA, which effectively originated as legislation in the Senate, raises revenue through the individual mandate, which violates the Constitutional clause that requires any bill which raises revenue to originate in the House of Representatives. “The President has changed the law six ways to Sunday in order to satisfy political donors, provide breaks to Big...
  • Cornyn, Sessions appear to thwart tea party foes

    03/04/2014 7:12:59 AM PST · by Qbert · 37 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 02 March 2014 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    <p>WASHINGTON — Tuesday’s primaries will pit the tea party’s ardor for change against the staying power of two GOP leaders in Congress, Sen. John Cornyn and Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions.</p> <p>Both are deeply conservative. Both face challengers who complain that when it comes to fighting Democrats, the incumbents are more bluster than action.</p>
  • SHOCKING VIDEOS: Pete Sessions Supports Amnesty to ‘Accommodate’ Illegal Aliens for ‘Right Reasons’

    03/01/2014 9:41:33 PM PST · by House Atreides · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 1, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    "A series of videos from several town halls in 2013 have surfaced showing that Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) supports amnesty for illegal aliens, despite claims from his re-election campaign that he is against allowing illegal aliens stay in America...."
  • Oh No! Another Black Conservative Republican Running For Office

    02/24/2014 5:52:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 23, 2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    In the tradition of Sarah Palin, black tea party leader Katrina Pierson is a beautiful God, family, country and Constitution loving conservative Republican. Fearless and outspoken, Pierson’s inspiring life story nukes the Democrats’ mythical Republican War on Women. Sad that I even have to go there, Pierson’s skin-color derails the Democrats’ deplorable narrative that Republican equals racist.
  • Does Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, no longer live in Texas?!?

    02/21/2014 5:16:51 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 20, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Pete Sessions is free to live wherever he likes, but a man whose home and wife is in Florida shouldn't claim to live in Texas.
  • Palin backs Abbott after Nugent appearance, endorses Sessions' challenger

    02/19/2014 5:38:28 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19th, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) – Sarah Palin rallied Wednesday behind Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, endorsing the Republican gubernatorial hopeful and defending Abbott for appearing on the campaign trail this week with controversial rocker Ted Nugent."If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!" the former Alaska governor wrote on Facebook. Nugent, a fierce gun rights activist who's known for making outlandish comments about President Obama, campaigned with Abbott at two events Monday. Democrats pointed to some of Nugent's past controversial remarks in an effort to discredit Abbott.The campaign for Abbott, however, acknowledged it was simply inviting Nugent...
  • WH: Don't tax Olympians on medals

    02/15/2014 6:49:57 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/13/2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House said Thursday that President Obama still believes American Olympians shouldn’t have to pay income taxes on the medals they win. But a bill by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) never moved in the Senate. Three Republican lawmakers — Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and Pete Sessions (R-Texas) — proposed a bill similar to Rubio's before this year's games, but it has also failed to gain traction.
  • Cruz’s father backs Rep. Sessions’s tea party challenger

    01/07/2014 8:42:28 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7 at 10:24 am | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has said he will remain neutral in GOP primaries against Senate incumbents, but his dad is getting involved on behalf of a key House primary challenger.Rafael Cruz, who might be more outspoken than his son on conservative causes, is backing activist Katrina Pierson, a primary challenger to Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.).From the Dallas Morning News: On Monday, Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, endorsed the Garland Republican in her bid to beat incumbent Pete Sessions in the March primary for the 32nd Congressional District seat.“She’s a strict constitutionalist. She’s a strong conservative and she wants to...
  • White House Bungles Leak About GOP Leader Trashing Obama

    10/25/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10-24-2015 | Arlette Saenz
    The White House and Senate Democrats may need a refresher course on how to leak a juicy story. The White House today was forced to backtrack on a rumor Obama administration officials started about a Republican House leader who purportedly insulted President Obama to his face, telling the president, “I cannot even stand to look at you.” Turns out, it never happened. How do we know? The same White House that was responsible for starting the buzz now says there was a “miscommunication” and a “misunderstanding.” Here’s how it went down: (Read the timeline at linked source)
  • Pete Sessions is the Republican who told Obama he can’t stand to look at him (Reid)

    10/24/2013 6:42:55 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    A follow-up to yesterday’s post. Turns out Reid wasn’t at the meeting where Sessions allegedly said this, of course, and neither were the two Democratic senators who relayed what he said to HuffPo. Go figure. Sessions was indeed one of the House Republicans who met with Obama on October 10, but both he (“We’re all working together now”) and the White House (which described the meeting as “good”) seemed pleased afterward with the result. If Sessions said what he’s accused of saying, it’s awfully strange that Team Hopenchange didn’t leak that themselves, after negotiations between O and the GOP fell...
  • White House admits it was behind rumor that GOP leader told Obama I cannot even stand to look at you

    10/24/2013 6:23:27 PM PDT · by NCjim · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2013
    The White House admitted Thursday that it was the source of a phony quote attributed to a top House Republican, who had allegedly told President Obama during a tense Oct. 10 meeting that 'I cannot even stand to look at you.' Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate Majority Whip, claimed in a Facebook post on Sunday that an unnamed GOP lawmaker had delivered the verbal slap in Obama's face, but everyone involved with the story now says it never happened. Eighteen Republicans from Congress attended that meeting with the president during a 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government, with the...
  • Many Existing and Would-Be GOP Leaders Opposed Budget Deal

    10/18/2013 1:51:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 17, 2013 | David Hawkings
    All of the congressional Republicans with viable 2016 presidential ambitions voted against the bill enacted overnight to reopen the government and increase federal borrowing. So did two members of the Senate GOP leadership and three members of the party’s House leadership. The opponents also included a majority of the Republicans who are chairmen of House committees and most of the members of the House GOP caucus who aspire to election to the Senate next year. While the Democrats were unified in their support for the legislation, a review of Wednesday night’s back-to-back roll calls in Congress reveals just how divided...
  • ‘WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN’: Rules Committee chair vows House GOP won’t accept ‘bad deal’ from Obama

    10/11/2013 11:08:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jeff Poor
    [with AUDIO] House Republicans wouldn’t accept a bad deal on the government shutdown and the pending federal debt ceiling negotiations from President Barack Obama, House Rules Committee chairman Texas Republican Rep. Pete Sessions announced. “I will tell you we will not back down, but there is much, much that we must understand about what is out there and how to accomplish it,” Sessions said on an interview set to air on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Friday night. Hewitt asked Sessions about the possibility of a deal made by the first of the month to ensure the government fulfills certain...
  • FreedomWorks endorses Pete Sessions's primary opponent in Texas

    09/20/2013 7:03:13 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/2013 | Cameron Joseph
    The Tea Party group FreedomWorks is endorsing Rep. Pete Sessions's (R-Texas) primary opponent, the first sign Sessions might face a competitive race in 2014. Sessions, the chairman of the House Rules Committee and former head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, is being challenged by Tea Party candidate Katrina Pierson (R). "Katrina Pierson has led the fight to elect principled conservatives across the state of Texas for years. While incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions seems more concerned with keeping his seat at the leadership table, Katrina understands the importance of connecting to the grassroots at home and sticking to your guns...
  • Don't be Suckered by House GOP's Phony Obamacare Vote

    09/12/2013 9:28:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 9/12/13 | Staff
    The House Republican “leadership,” and we use that term in the loosest sense, is preparing to confirm once and for all that it is a principle-free zone by scheduling a phony vote to defund Obamacare. The smoke and mirrors procedure cooked-up by House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia calls for sending the Senate a stopgap spending bill together with a resolution that would alter the text of the bill once it’s enrolled for presentation to President Barack Obama – the so-called “enrollment correction” would bar funding to carry out Public...
  • Republicans Avoiding August Town Halls

    08/16/2013 2:51:25 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 15, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Republican lawmakers are running away from town halls in August. In a New York Times piece about the frustrations of one citizen activist in Texas, some prominent Republicans who have not held an August town hall are listed. They include: Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL); Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AK); Rep. John Kline (R-MN); Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX); Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), the chair of the House Rules Committee; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), who has "not announced any town halls but did participate in them in 2009."
  • Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress

    02/15/2013 1:45:16 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    The Texas Fred Blog/AP ^ | 02/13/13 | Texas Fred
    Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased a newly re-elected president determined to mark his legacy, facing off against a deeply divided Congress with Republicans eager to rein him in.At the center of it all was a fight over the very role of government, with Obama pushing a raft of new initiatives to improve preschool programs and voting, boost manufacturing and research and development, raise the minimum wage and lower energy use. “It is...
  • House votes 240-182 to approve rule covering healthcare repeal

    07/10/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House approved a rule governing debate for the Republicans' Repeal of Obamacare Act on Tuesday. Members voted 240-182 in favor of the rule, which sets up five hours of debate that will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. Democrats strongly oppose the bill, a sentiment reflected in the rule vote. Only four Democrats supported the rule, and every voting Republicans favored it. Democrats voting for the rule were Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Mike McIntyre (N.C.) and Mike Ross (Ark.). The vote came after a debate that seemed to raise the question of why five hours of debate...
  • Tea Party challengers are no threat to Texas GOP incumbents, Rep. Pete Sessions insists

    05/11/2012 6:04:41 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    The morning after the senior Republican U.S. senator was defeated by a Tea Party-backed challenger in Indiana, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Pete Sessions said he was confident that every GOP House member from Texas would survive Tea Party challenges in the May 29 primary. Speaking at a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, the Dallas Republican predicted that “each of our people (will) get out of it without a runoff.” Acknowledging that “a number of my (Texas) colleagues do have these challenges within our party,” he praised the Tea Party for “actively pushing each and every one...
  • Watchdogs want 'oathgate' probe

    01/07/2011 4:47:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/07/11 | Russell Berman
    Two government watchdogs are calling for an ethics investigation into the reception a House Republican held in the Capitol while the 112th Congress was being sworn in on Wednesday. The Campaign Legal Center and the Sunlight Foundation said Friday that the Office of Congressional Ethics should look into whether Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) violated House rules by soliciting campaign contributions for his swearing-in ceremony. And the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), on Friday called on Republicans to “use their investigative powers to clarify the circumstances surrounding the issue.”
  • Democrats and the CBO's ObamaCare numbers

    01/07/2011 12:03:28 PM PST · by RC one · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 7th, 2011 | Yossi Gestetner
    During ObamaCare debates, past and present, Democrats point to the estimates of the Congressional Budget office which show that enacting Health Care Reform gives the U.S. $143 billion in savings over the first ten years (starting in early 2010), and repealing ObamaCare would 'wipe-out' these very savings. The crucial thing to understand is that the CBO is just a calculator: It only adds and subtracts the numbers Congress gives it. For example, a bill -- to be called ObamaCare -- that has $857 billion in expenses over the first ten years; approximately $500 billion in tax increases, in addition to...
  • BREAKING : CBO Says Repealing ObamaCare Would Reduce Net Spending by $540 Billion

    01/07/2011 12:32:15 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 148 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 07, 2011 | Philip Klein
    The Congressional Budget Office, in an email to Capitol Hill staffers obtained by the Spectator, has said that repealing the national health care law would reduce net spending by $540 billion in the ten year period from 2012 through 2021. That number represents the cost of the new provisions, minus Medicare cuts. Repealing the bill would also eliminate $770 billion in taxes. It's the tax hikes in the health care law (along with the Medicare cuts) which accounts for the $230 billion in deficit reduction. Full email, from Edward "Sandy" Davis, CBO's Associate Director for Legislative Affairs, below.
  • Votes of GOP lawmakers who missed swearing-in ruled invalid

    01/06/2011 3:49:26 PM PST · by Hawk720 · 17 replies
    Wash Post ^ | January 6, 2010 | Felicia Sonmez
    The votes cast during the first days of the congressional session by two Republican lawmakers who skipped Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony will be invalidated, House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-Calif.) said Thursday. Dreier made the announcement at a meeting of the Rules Committee after it became clear that Reps. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) had cast votes during the first two days of the 112th Congress despite having not technically been sworn into office. According to a report in The Hill, GOP leaders became aware that Sessions and Fitzpatrick had missed Wednesday's swearing-in after a photo surfaced of...
  • ACORN'S GOP Supporters

    10/09/2009 8:25:13 PM PDT · by Man50D · 21 replies · 856+ views
    Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava is not your typical Republican candidate. Running in a special election in upstate New York for the seat of departing Congressman John McHugh, she has, naturally, picked up the support of state and national Republican party officials. She has secured the full support of the National Republican Congressional Committee and that of its chairman, Texas Rep. Pete Sessions. But, she has also picked up the support of the DailyKos, not a traditionally deep well of support for Republicans. Oh, and ACORN’s Working Families Party. Below is a memo Big Government obtained circulating among leaders of the conservative...
  • Report & Photos of Pete Sessions Townhall Meeting In Irving, TX on 08-19-2009

    08/20/2009 10:31:54 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 114 replies · 2,317+ views
    MeekOneGOP Photobucket ^ | August 20, 2009 | Freeper MeekOneGOP
    This was a great Freep / Teaparty event! Freepers in attendance were: PuzzledInTX, JerseyDvl and myself (MeekOneGOP). Others may have been there, but I'm not sure who else at this time. Hopefully, any other Freeper attendees will post photos and comments on this thread shortly. Please come forward and do so! (Thanks!) The turnout was OVERWHELMINGLY Anti-Obamacare folks, for sure! The Pro-Obamacare goofs were very FEW in number. And we were MANY. I am not too good at estimating crowds, but would guess several hundreds of us to about 30 of them. I will post individual photos of folks in...
  • Rep. Pete Sessions Explains Difference Between Medicare and Democrats' "Public Option" - Video

    08/18/2009 6:51:44 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 583+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Texas Rep. Pete Sessions yesterday explaining the differences between Medicare and the "Public Option" Democrats have been pushing forward in their Health Care Plan. Host Andrea Mitchell asked Sessions if Medicare is "socialism." Sessions said Medicare is a program that is government-run, but reminded Mitchell that people have paid into the Social Security system throughout their working life and receive benefits in return. He did say Medicare is bankrupt, but that it is not the same as the "Public Option" Democrats are pushing. Sessions pointed out the Obama Plan would take $500 Billion out of Medicare...
  • Pete Sessions(TX) wins leadership role in GOP campaign efforts (New NRCC Chairman)

    11/19/2008 3:11:36 PM PST · by flattorney · 12 replies · 859+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 19, 2008 | Todd Gillman
    House Republicans installed Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions at the helm of their campaign arm (National Republican Congressional Committee) this afternoon, betting he can round up the cash and candidates they’ll need to climb out of a deepening hole in the next elections. That makes a pair of Texans responsible for GOP efforts to boost their ranks in both the House and Senate. On Tuesday, Sen. John Cornyn won the chairmanship of the Senate GOP campaign committee (National Republican Senatorial Committee - FR Thread) a coincidence that reflects Texas’ status as a mother lode of Republican votes and donors, an increasing...
  • Pete Sessions Takes a Swipe at Cole's NRCC Fundraising (Sessions making his case for NRCC)

    11/11/2008 4:41:18 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 22 replies · 184+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2008 | Jackie Kucinich
    Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas) is promising to bolster House GOP fundraising efforts if he is chosen to replace Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.) as head of the National Republican Congressional Committee. In a letter sent to House members on Monday, Sessions wrote that the NRCC needs improvements in various areas, including fundraising, recruiting, messaging, organizational strength and long-term strategies and tactics. Sessions acknowledged that the NRCC would be again at a disadvantage on fundraising in the 2010 cycle, but is vowing to close the cash gap with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “We may not be able to overcome the other...
  • Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts

    05/02/2008 12:24:06 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 9 replies · 1,681+ views
    Office of Pete Sessions ^ | Apr 23, 2008 | Office of Pete Sessions
    Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts Introduces Commemorative Coin, Garners Support for Commemorative Stamp Washington, Apr 23, 2008 U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) is leading congressional efforts to recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America in 2010 by introducing legislation for a “100 Years of Scouting” commemorative coin. “Boy Scouts are a significant part of American culture, shaping the values, citizenship, and skills of millions of young men,” Sessions stated. “As an Eagle Scout with four generations of Boy Scouts in my family, I strongly value the Boy Scouts’ history of instilling a sense...
  • Rep. Pete Sessions on Rudy Giuliani

    10/18/2007 3:13:22 PM PDT · by HJH207 · 27 replies · 100+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/18/2007 | Jennifer Rubin
    Congressman Pete Sessions(R-Tex.) has been the most vocal and prominent pro-life advocate of Rudy Giuliani’s presidential candidacy. I interviewed him on the eve of Giuliani’s appearance before the Family Research Council’s Voters Value Forum this weekend, perhaps the most important moment for Giuliani to address concerns of pro-life voters and stem a move to a possible third party candidate. He talked at length about his relationship with Giuliani and Giuliani’s views, which he contends are not fully known to conservatives. I asked him how he came to support Giuliani given Rep. Sessions longtime pro-life views. He replied that “I am...
  • Republican Congressman Opposed to Abortion Calls Rudy Giuliani Pro-Life

    10/07/2007 9:05:28 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 13 replies · 592+ views ^ | October 2, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven EditorOctober 2, 2007Washington, DC ( -- Rudy Giuliani has tried every trick in the book in order to persuade pro-life voters to consider him for the Republican nomination for president. Now a congressman with a long record of opposing abortion has labeled the former mayor pro-life and said he would have voted mostly pro-life if he had been a congressman as well.Rep. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican, says that if Giuliani were a member of Congress today, he'd be considered pro-life."In a hypothetical comparison of congressional votes, Mayor Giuliani's voting record would mirror the voting record of...
  • Editor's Report (Texas Transportation Get-Togethers)

    06/06/2007 3:50:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 341+ views
    Associated Construction Publications ^ | June 18, 2007 (Yes, that's what it really said) | Liz Moucka
    We are exactly one month away from the second annual Texas Transportation Forum to be held July 18–20 in Austin at the Hilton Austin located at 500 East 4th Street, one block north of the Austin Convention Center. Local, regional and state leaders will join national experts in exploring the solutions to "Keep Texas Moving." The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Associated General Contractors of Texas, the Texas Good Roads Transportation Association, and the Texas Transportation Institute are co-hosts for the event. The keynote speaker for the opening session on July 19 will be Alan E. Pisarski, author of...
  • Martin Frost (D-Texas) Concedes! (Bwahahaha!)

    11/02/2004 7:27:19 PM PST · by Redbob · 103 replies · 709+ views
    vanity | 11-2-4 | self
    Just heard Martin Frost concede the election to Republican Pete Sessions! With 21% of precincts reporting, he trailed Sessions 57% - 43%. To his credit, Frost's speech was brief, and gentlemanly.