Pete Sessions

It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to the families who lost loved ones at Fort Hood yesterday. It pains me to hear that the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedom faced such a...
Next weekend, I will be joining my North Texas congressional colleagues as well as Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz in hosting the North Texas U.S. Service Academy Forum. The forum is for North Texas middle and high school...
The House continued our work to pass common-sense bills this week to help provide relief to the American people from the failed policies of the Obama Administration. On Wednesday, we approved H.R. 4118, the Suspending the...
I believe that the people of Texas deserve better than an onerous, damaging law that inhibits economic growth. It is time for President Obama and Senate Democrats to work with House Republicans to put an end to ObamaCare and...
As Chairman of the House Rules Committee, I released the following statement in response to President Obama’s call today for an extension of emergency unemployment insurance:If President Obama is serious about helping the...
My amendment with Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA-01) to expedite access to innovative treatments for members of the Armed Services suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will...
As you may remember, undercover videos were released in November that showed ObamaCare navigators from two different locations in North Texas encouraging applicants to lie on their health insurance applications in order to...
While any sign of job creation is welcomed news, today’s jobs report serves as a reminder that far too many Americans continue to be unemployed or underemployed. That is why House Republicans have passed a long list of jobs...
While I’m pleased that Congress moved forward to reopen the government and avoid default, I’m extremely disappointed that the president refused to have meaningful negotiations with House Republicans in the process. I did not...
As I review the details of today’s jobs report, I remain deeply concerned about the impact of ObamaCare on full-time jobs. Businesses across our nation have stopped hiring, laid off workers, and cut employee hours to part-...
Today, I released the following statement on the passing of Ray Hutchison, former Texas state legislator and husband of U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison:I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my fellow Texan, Ray...
This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case. The case addresses whether the ObamaCare “contraceptive mandate” infringes on Americans’ rights under the Religious Freedom...
Today I released the following statement regarding the Department of Labor’s February jobs report:Today’s jobs report is yet another reminder of how many Americans are still struggling to find a job. While it is good news...
One of my top priorities in Congress is to repeal ObamaCare because it is bad for our economy, bad for job creation, and bad for our health care system. After ObamaCare is repealed, I believe we should replace it with...
Last week, I had the opportunity to tour the DRS Technologies facility in Dallas. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of defense products that focuses on developing, manufacturing, and supporting a broad range of mission...
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced the witness list for next week’s field hearing on the Affordable Care Act in Dallas, Texas. This is the fourth in a series of...
This week, the House approved two common-sense bills that would help small businesses innovate, grow their companies, and hire more workers. These two bills join the long list of House-passed jobs bills that would help to...
As we continue to hear stories of individuals across the nation who are losing their health care plans or seeing their premiums rise, we must also remember the damage that ObamaCare has done to our economy and job creation...
As you may know, there are several House committees investigating the Administration’s inadequate response to the September 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Collectively, these five committees have the...
As the father of a young man with Down syndrome, I have been an advocate for individuals with disabilities in Congress and in our community. On Thursday, I was delighted to visit the Helping Everyone Reach Outstanding...

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