Saturday, June 30, 2007

Guess who didn't show up for work this week?

It's Saturday, and I'm catching up on some SessionsWatching, looking through the Washington Post's congressional vote database, and guess what I found out? Pete Sessions didn't show up for work this week! For the week of June 25-29, Pete Sessions was among those "not voting." He didn't cast any votes for the week of June 11-15, either.

Meanwhile, Congress just voted itself a pay raise, and Pete didn't even have to show up to get it. Must be nice. Where else can you get a $4,400 raise, even if you don't show up for work?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pete Sessions votes to destroy embryos rather than use them for research

Once again, Pete Sessions voted against embryonic stem cell research. Pete Sessions would rather see fertility clinics destroy embryos as biological waste than use them for research to help people with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, juvenile diabetes, and many other diseases for which embryonic stem cells potentially hold the key to a cure.

The House voted 247-146 to allow funding for embryonic stem cell research (see Roll Call 443), and it passed the Senate 63-34, with 3 not voting (see Bill S5). Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison voted yes, but John Cornyn voted with Pete Sessions and our idiot pResident, once again proving they're out of step with mainstream Americans--including the 60% of in vitro patients who would like to donate their frozen embryos to stem cell research.

Pete Sessions should just go all the way and call a press conference denouncing fertility clinics as evil, 'cause that's where it all starts, with infertile couples "playing God," creating the embryos in the first place. C'mon, Pete, show the nation what you really are, and take a stand against infertile couples who use fertility clinics (and when you do, be sure to contact SessionsWatch, so we can post your rant on YouTube).