Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TN-08: Pete Sessions takes sides in GOP primary

From Hotline on Call
The NRCC raised eyebrows on Monday by taking sides in a contested primary, elevating one contender to the highest level of its recruiting program while leaving 2 other well-funded challengers behind.
Stephen Fincher (R), a farmer and gospel singer who bolted to a fast fundraising start, has been named a "Young Gun," the top tier of the NRCC's recruiting ladder. Top GOP leaders in DC have been impressed with Fincher's abilities and his story since the moment he entered the race for Rep. John Tanner's (D-TN) seat....

...But the Young Guns designation could prove more troublesome than valuable for Fincher. Kirkland manager Leatherwood blasted NRCC chair Pete Sessions for supporting Fincher.

"The same Pete Sessions who voted for TARP and then came to Tennessee to raise money for Mr. Fincher is leading this effort to save Mr. Fincher's embarrassing campaign," Leatherwood said. "Between his false negative attacks, his love of subsidies and his hypocrisy, Mr. Fincher is falling right in line with all the other Washington politicians who have sold us down the river."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pete Sessions votes "no" to small business lending

On Passage
House Roll Call No. 375
111th Congress, 2nd Session

Passed: 241-182 (see complete tally)
The House passed this bill that would establish a $30 billion lending fund administered by the Treasury Department to invest in financial institutions, like community banks, with the intention of expanding the availability of credit to small businesses. The bill now goes to the Senate.
Pete Sessions was among those voting no.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pete Sessions votes "no" to repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

No big surprise here, but Pete Sessions voted no on the House amendment to repeal the 1993 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding gays and lesbians in the military.

The vote to repeal passed the House 234-194, with Sessions joining all but 9 Republicans in casting dissenting votes.

From Congress.Org:

On Agreeing to the Amendment
House Roll Call No. 317
111th Congress, 2nd Session

Agreed to: 234-194 (see complete tally)
This amendment repeals the 1993 law that codified a ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the armed forces.