Rep. Pete Sessions

Representative from Texas’s 32nd District, Republican

Sessions, a Republican, has been the representative for Texas's 32nd congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Texas's 5th congressional district (1997-2002).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Pete Sessions sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sessions sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (29%) Taxation (25%) Health (25%) Labor and Employment (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Sessions’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Feb 2016, Sessions missed 571 of 12,948 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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Primary Sources

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