Read our 2016 Report Card for Sessions.
Our unique analysis of the bills Sessions has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sessions is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Pete Sessions sits on the following committees:
- Chairman, House Committee on Rules
Sessions was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5872 (110th): Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 4246 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8135 Forest Lane in Dallas, Texas, as the “Dr. Robert E. Price Post Office Building”.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Sessions sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Sessions’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1200: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for collegiate housing ...
- H.Res. 115: Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Rules in the One ...
- H.R. 575: Cosmetic Modernization Amendments of 2017
- H.Res. 50: Recognizing the historical importance of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.
- H.Res. 9: Fixing the daily hour of meeting of the First Session of the One ...
- H.Con.Res. 1: Regarding consent to assemble outside the seat of government.
- H.Res. 942 (114th): Recognizing the historical importance of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.
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|Sessions’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.Con.Res. 105 (113th): Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in ...
Jul 25, 2014. Passed 370/40.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 2965 (111th): Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Jul 8, 2009. Passed 386/41.
The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 (H.R. 2965, S. 4023) is a landmark United States federal statute enacted in December 2010 that established a process for ending the Don't ask, don't tell (DADT) policy (10 U.S.C. § 654), thus allowing gays, lesbians, ...
H.R. 2740 (110th): MEJA Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007
Oct 4, 2007. Passed 389/30.
H.R. 2317 (110th): Lobbying Transparency Act of 2007
May 24, 2007. Passed 382/37.
From Jan 1997 to Feb 2017, Sessions missed 588 of 13,591 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 14 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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