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Pete Sessions' Biography


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2700 Earl Rudder Freeway
College Station, TX 77845

400 Austin Avenue
Suite 302
Waco, TX 76701

2204 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Peter 'Pete' A. Sessions




Wife: Karen; 2 Children: Alex, Bill; 3 Stepchildren: Conor, Liam, Nicholas

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Waco, TX

Home City:

Waco, TX



BS, Political Science, Southwestern University, 1974-1978

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Texas, District 17, 2021-present

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 32, 1996-2019

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Texas, District 17, 2019

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 32, 2018

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1991, 1994

Member, Air Medical Caucus

Member, Coalition for Autism Research and Education (C.A.R.E.)

Member, Congressional Army Caucus

Member, Congressional Boating Caucus

Member, Congressional Brain Injury Task Force

Member, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans

Member, Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease

Member, Congressional Cement Caucus

Member, Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus

Member, Congressional Coalition on Adoption

Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus

Co-Chair, Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus

Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus

Member, Congressional Friends of Switzerland Caucus

Member, Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus

Member, Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus

Member, Congressional Internet Caucus

Member, Congressional Military Mental Health Caucus

Member, Congressional Morocco Caucus

Member, Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus

Member, Congressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus

Member, Congressional Neurosciences Caucus

Member, Congressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus

Member, Congressional Savings & Ownership Caucus

Member, Congressional Scouting Caucus

Member, Congressional Songwriters Caucus

Member, Congressional Sportsmens' Caucus

Member, Congressional Taiwan Caucus

Member, Congressional United Kingdom Caucus

Member, Deadliest Cancers Caucus

Member, Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus

Member, House General Aviation Caucus

Member, House Republican Israel Caucus

Member, Military Veterans Caucus

Member, National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus

Member, Republican Study Committee

Chair, Results Caucus

Former Chair, Rules Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process

Member, Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus

Former Member, Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House, United States House of Representatives

Member, Tea Party Caucus

Co-Chair, Yellow Pages Caucus

Principal, Sessions Partners, Limited Liability Company, 2019-present

District Manager for Marketing, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, retired

Vice President, Public Policy, National Center for Policy Analysis, 1994-1995

Team Leader, Adopt-A-Shoreline

Member, Board of Trustees, Southwestern University

Member, Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America

Member, Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition

Former Scout Master, Eagle Scouts, Boy Scouts of America

Treasurer, East Dallas Rotary Club

Secretary, East Dallas Rotary Club

Member, National Committee, National Eagle Scout Association

Chair, National Republican Congressional Committee

Adviser to the President, Special Olympics Texas

Member, United Methodist Church

Member, Board, East Dallas Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 1989-2000

Chair, Northeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 1994

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Hero of the Taxpayer, Americans for Tax Reform, 2003

Friend of the Shareholder Award, American Shareholders Association, 2003

Spirit of Enterprise Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2003, 2004

National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America

True Blue Award, Family Research Council, 2003

Small Business Advocate Award, Small Business Survival Committee, 2004

Guardian of Senior's Rights Award, 60 Plus Association, 2003