Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Would you trust Pete Sessions to bag your groceries?

On April 21, Pete Sessions participated in a celebrity grocery bagging contest. Maybe he's looking for a new career, when he finally gets voted out of office.

The article doesn't say how he did in the contest--I'm guessing he'd be the type of bagger who would put the cans of coffee on top of the loaf of bread.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Pete Sessions votes against Medicaid, small business

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Congress passed two important bills this week, the Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008 and the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act. The Medicaid bill, H.R. 5613 passed 349-62, and the SBIR bill, H.R. 5819, benefiting small businesses, passed 368-43. Pete Sessions was in the slim minority of representatives who voted against these bills. From Congress.Org:
H.R. 5613, amended, to extend certain moratoria and impose additional moratoria on certain Medicaid regulations through April 1, 2009, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 349 yeas to 62 nays, Roll No. 209.

The House passed H.R. 5819, to amend the Small Business Act to improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, by a recorded vote of 368 ayes to 43 noes, Roll No. 217.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Pete Sessions votes "no" to taxpayer assistance and simplification

Pete Sessions voted no to H.R. 5719, the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act. From Congress.org:
The House passed H.R. 5719, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to conform return preparer penalty standards, delay implementation of D437withholding taxes on government contractors, enhance taxpayer protections, and assist low-income taxpayers, by a recorded vote 238 ayes to 179 noes, Roll No. 190.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Pete Sessions votes "no" to fighting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

In an overwhelmingly bi-partisan vote, Congress passed H.R. 5501, the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act. Pete Sessions voted no. See Roll Call 158.