Candidate Profile
Pete Sessions

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Pete Sessions
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.32
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  84%, 95%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  93%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 86%
Club for Growth, 2015:  79%, 84%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  87%, 81%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  72%, 68%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  67%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  61%

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  13%, 6%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 1%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

7%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
National Rifle Association, Texas Right to Life, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Others

1
Texas Association of Business and Commerce

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
141
Adrian Smith, Andrew 'Andy' Tobin, Ann Wagner, Barbara Comstock, Bill Shuster, Billy Long and 135 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
49
21st Century Majority Fund, American Principles, Associated Builders and Contractors, Buckeye Patriot PAC, Carlos Curbelo, Citizens Against Government Waste and 43 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Airline Pilots Association, International Association of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Letter Carriers Association, Sheet Metal Workers International Association

Summary

4%

LIBERAL

96%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

14. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

1. I believe that ObamaCare must be stopped and have voted more than 45 times to repeal, defund, and dismantle it. During the government shutdown, I voted to fully defund ObamaCare in the House’s continuing resolution. I will continue to stand and fight to fully repeal ObamaCare and replace it with responsible, meaningful reforms that actually lower costs and provide superior health care. 2. With a national debt of over $17 trillion, and an additional $60 trillion in unfunded obligations, it is past time for the United States to balance its budget. Out of control spending is a serious threat to the American economy. Washington owes the American people a responsible and balanced budget, which is why I voted for a constitutional balanced budget amendment last Congress. 3. Energy plays a key role in the Texas economy and creates jobs in the 32nd Congressional District. Our energy economy should be based on incentives and new infrastructures, not on higher taxes and more regulation.

15. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

I would vote to allow exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother.

16. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God and that he sacrificed his only son to save the souls of man. In all that we do on Earth we must strive to ensure it is for the glory of God; yet I recognize I am imperfect and am a sinner. My daily goal is to live my life more in harmony with the teachings of our Lord and His word.


Background

Education
  • Southwestern, Georgetown, Political Science, 1978
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • National Center for Policy Analysis, Vice-President
  • National Republican Congressional Committee, Chairman
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout and Scout Master
  • Northeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Chairman
  • White Rock Council of the Boy Scout of America, District Chairman
  • East Dallas YMCA, Board Member
Offices
  • United States Congressman, Held 18
 

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