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  • Republican Cochran wins with Dems, should Alabama close its primary to avoid it happening here?

    06/28/2014 3:51:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 37 replies
    YellowHammer News ^ | Cliff Sims
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) overcame tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff Tuesday night after finishing second behind him in the primary three weeks ago. Although he now faces a Democrat in November, Cochran’s runoff victory likely secures him a whopping seventh term in the U.S. Senate. Alabamians were paying unusually close attention to the out-of-state race because of its potential impact on the committee assignments of one of our own U.S. senators, Richard Shelby. (SNIP) With all of the action in Republican primaries now, the teachers’ union and liberal activists launched a coordinated effort to get traditionally Democratic...
  • Hensarling opts out of GOP race

    06/12/2014 8:53:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/12/2014 | Peter Schroeder
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) will not run to replace House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). The conservative favorite said in a statement Thursday he was not going to challenge Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) or Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) for the No. 2 spot in House GOP leadership.
  • Republican Pete Sessions to run for House majority leader (Double-Tongued Pro-Amnesty)

    06/11/2014 3:17:28 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Jun 14 | Richard Cowen
    Republican Representative Pete Sessions of Texas said on Wednesday he would run for the post of House majority leader ...(Sesssions) his main concern would be securing the U.S. border with Mexico...
  • Exposing Tea Party Express Co-Founder's Amnesty Ties

    05/15/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 119 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | Chris Chmielenski
    Sal Russo, co-founder of the Tea Party Express, announced his support for amnesty on Wednesday, reversing his organization’s statement from a year ago that it would not take a position on immigration reform. If you take a look at Russo’s background, this isn’t exactly the revelation that some in the media are making it out to be. What’s interesting, though, is the dichotomy between Russo’s position and the principles of the organization he helped to create. The Tea Party Express bills itself as anti-establishment, but Russo’s immigration proposal is nearly identical to the principles pushed by GOP House Leaders --...

    05/14/2014 10:00:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Caroline May
    Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions slammed the Obama administration Wednesday on the Senate floor for releasing 36,007 criminal immigrants being processed for deportation into the U.S. last year. “These are serious crimes, and criminals, if you’ll recall and kept up with news, are the only group this administration says we are deporting. They don’t even deny that they’re not deporting others who have violated our immigration laws but they promised faithfully they are faithfully removing people who commit crimes unrelated to immigration,” Sessions said. “Well, that’s being proven not to be so.” On Monday, the Center for Immigration Studies released a...
  • Grassley: Administration Acts on its Own "to the Detriment of American Workers"

    05/09/2014 2:45:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    On the Senate floor yesterday, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, decried the Obama Administration’s proposed rule giving work permits to the spouses of certain H-1B visa holders. He said Congress did not authorize the Administration proposal. “They act on their own,” Sen. Grassley said. “And, they do it to the detriment of American workers.” Sen. Grassley argued the proposal will allow more foreign workers “to come, work, and compete with U. S. workers in high-skilled fields despite the well-documented fraud in the H-1B program.
  • Benghazi select committee chair could be named Monday

    05/05/2014 9:42:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-5-14 | Chad Pergram contributed
    Republican leaders could name the chair of a select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks as early as Monday, Fox News has learned. A senior House source with direct knowledge of the development of the committee indicated that Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is likely to be named chairman of the panel. Gowdy's name was floated heavily late last week. Other names mentioned for the job by Capitol Hill insiders include Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas; Rep. Mike Turner R-Ohio; Rep. John Mica R-Fla.; Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.; and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
  • Laura Ingraham hits Will Brooke on immigration

    05/01/2014 3:56:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Yellow Hammer News
    "There are 11 million people in our country today who are not hear legally. We have to figure out what to do with them. Are we going to send out Paddy wagons, load them all up and ship them out. No. But we do need a path to legal status for those that are in the country illegally."
  • Sessions: Senate Democrats’ Agenda Should Be Renamed: ‘Fair Shot For Everyone But American Workers’

    04/30/2014 5:48:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | NRO Staff
    A statement on immigration from Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee: Senate Democrats’ hypocrisy on the minimum wage is breathtaking. They talk about fighting for workers, yet they colluded with some of the world’s most powerful financial interest groups to pass an immigration bill that would reduce Americans’ wages and surge their unemployment. They’ve named their campaign ‘a fair shot for everyone’ but a more accurate name would be ‘a fair shot for everyone but American workers.’
  • In Austin, Castro, Barbour Call for Immigration Reform

    04/10/2014 8:48:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Reeve Hamilton
    Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, both expressed optimism on Tuesday that Congress could pass comprehensive immigration reform this year. Speaking at the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Barbour said such reform is in the country's best interest, and told reporters it was too early to count the federal legislation out.
  • Becoming the Party of Work

    03/14/2014 6:48:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 14, 2014 | Senator Jeff Sessions
    According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, seven in ten voters believe that the Republican party is “out of touch with the concerns of most people in the United States today.” What follows is a plan for how the GOP can win back their trust — and a build a conservative majority in the process. But first, a little history.
  • Laura Ingraham: Sen. Jeff Sessions Should Run for President (Not so fast, Laura)

    03/04/2014 2:08:34 PM PST · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/4/14 | m boyle
    Nationally syndicated conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said on Monday morning Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) should run for president. Ingraham’s comments came after she played segments of Sessions’ keynote address, given at the Tea Party Patriots' five-year anniversary event last Thursday evening. “Jeff Sessions, we need Sessions for President,” Ingraham said. Elaborating, she continued: Really, is there anyone out there who is better than Jeff Sessions on any of these issues? He’s great. I think someone like Sessions could probably attract Democrats, Hispanics who are here legally who are tired of these stupid trade agreements...

    03/03/2014 3:58:19 PM PST · by bkopto · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 3, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    After a Breitbart Texas story uncovered videos on which Sessions said he supports granting legal status to millions of illegal aliens in America, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) announced it is dropping its eight-year long endorsement of Sessions and shifting its support to Pierson. “Pete Sessions had a lot of people really fooled into thinking he was a supporter of America's existing border and immigration laws,” William Gheen, ALIPAC’s president, said in a press release. “We were shocked to find out he is one of the Republican sellouts trying to change our existing laws to 'accommodate' and legalize millions...
  • Steve King: GOP Leaders May Push Amnesty During Lame-Duck Session

    03/02/2014 6:29:11 AM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee
    On the inaugural edition of the weekly Breitbart News Saturday show on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 from 10 AM to 1 PM EST, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said he decided not to run for the U.S. Senate largely because he wanted to fight against amnesty legislation. He warned amnesty opponents that advocates may try to sneak through legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress later this year. "I wouldn't draw a deep breath at any time," King told Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon. " We have to be ever vigilant." Bannon will host the weekly show with...
  • Brewer veto not best part of anti-gay bill’s demise

    03/02/2014 12:01:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | February 26, 2014 | Jonathan Capehart, editorial board member & columnist
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It took her a few (maddening) days, but Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) did the right thing. She vetoed that horrible bill that would have made it legal to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by claiming that doing so violated their “sincerely held religious beliefs.” But this sensible and just end isn’t the best part of all this. Never before have I seen such full-throated tri-partisan opposition to a piece of anti-gay legislation. By tri-partisan I mean Democrats, Republicans and corporations. That Democrats were against the measure was a no-brainer. That Republicans and businesses joined them...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions Winning Fight To Make GOP A “National Conservative” Party

    02/28/2014 9:13:21 AM PST · by xzins · 33 replies
    Suppressed Newz ^ | February 5, 2014 | James Kirkpatrick
    The Main Stream Media is missing the real story on the Republican Party’s suicidal push for an Amnesty/Immigration Surge. The Party may be on the brink of a sweeping realignment—and the critical transformative figure is Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. This realignment is likely because, regardless of the outcome of the upcoming battles over legalizing the tens of millions of illegal infiltrators in Occupied America, the Republican leadership has already failed. Key Treason Lobby figures within the GOP are clearly feeling the heat. Even if the disaster of an Amnesty/ Immigration Surge passes, the GOP base is well aware of...
  • Does Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, no longer live in Texas?!?

    02/21/2014 5:16:51 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 20, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Pete Sessions is free to live wherever he likes, but a man whose home and wife is in Florida shouldn't claim to live in Texas.
  • Schlafly: Sessions Gets Right With the Truth

    02/04/2014 1:51:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 4, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    "Get right with the law" is the trendy new poll-tested slogan that's supposed to make both amnesty-resistant Americans and illegal aliens accept whatever so-called immigration reform Congress considers. Alas, playing with words will not sell amnesty to Americans or non-amnesty to illegals. House Republicans went into a "retreat" in a Maryland hideaway to consider a statement of "principles" put before them by the House leadership. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., immediately said they are "the same recycled talking points, crafted with the help of the same consultants and special interests," and that the proposed legislation "ensures only the amnesty and not...
  • Senate Democrats Choose Illegal Aliens Over Disabled Vets in Key Budget Vote

    12/18/2013 10:33:25 AM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-18-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Illegal aliens made out like banditos thanks to Harry Reid and Senate Democrats. Disabled vets? Not so much.- They actually did it. They are on the record. Senate Democrats, led by their filibuster-slaying dictator Harry Reid, actually put the interests of illegal aliens above those of our disabled military veterans.Let that sink in for a moment. Now the details: The two-year budget deal brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, would cut military pensions by $6 billion over ten years. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, joined by several others in his party, tried...
  • Senator Sessions Shows Courage, Blocks Gun Ban

    11/23/2013 8:52:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Glock pistol was the first gun that anti-rights types claimed was "undetectable"  The KelTec P3AT is one of the new breed of small concealed carry guns that is extremely light and popular.  Both guns use composite frames. The ban on "undetectable" guns is set to end on December 9th. This ban should be opposed on principle.  It does nothing to add to the false security provided by metal detectors.  The guns are detectable, of course, just not detectable on metal detectors with a high setting.  If a detector cannot detect a "undetectable gun" or a cartridge, it cannot...
  • Solar firm linked to Obama donors could be 'next Solyndra,' top GOP Sen. warns

    11/19/2013 6:01:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2013 | Joseph Weber
    A California-based solar company backed by several Obama supporters has been receiving millions in federal tax credits while losing $322 million since 2008, raising concerns about the company “becoming the next Solyndra.” Among SolarCity Corp.’s biggest investors is Elon Musk -- the high-profile donor and fundraiser who co-founded PayPal and whose companies SpaceX and electric-car company Tesla Motors have received at least $846 million in loans and startup money from the Obama administration. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, warned about SolarCity’s financial standing in a letter Monday to the Treasury Department. “There is...
  • Breaking: Squirrel Eats Oreo, Blows Dog Whistle!

    10/25/2013 9:31:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-25-2013 | MOTUS
    RACIST ALERT! GOP leader Pete Sessions (R-Texas) disses El Presidente, right in the White House! Right to his face! Just because he’s BLACK! Oh look! A squirrel! And an Oreo! Well, for a minute there it looked like we had found that racist new squirrel we’ve been looking for. Sadly, it turned out that the allegation was…unsustainable. Okay, maybe it was a lie, butt nice try! The latest Washington “he-said-she-said” is so convoluted you’ll get whiplash trying to follow along, so allow me to attempt to lay it out flat. Here’s where the story started gaining traction: Durbin claimed in...
  • U.S. Has Spent $3.7 Trillion On Welfare Over Past 5 Years

    10/23/2013 11:45:01 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 15 replies ^ | 10/23/13 | Jeff Sessions
    We have just concluded the 5th fiscal year since President Obama took office. During those five years, the federal government has spent a total $3.7 trillion on approximately 80 different means-tested poverty and welfare programs. The common feature of means-tested assistance programs is that they are graduated based on a person’s income and, in contrast to programs like Social Security or Medicare, they are a free benefit and not paid into by the recipient. The enormous sum spent on means-tested assistance is nearly five times greater than the combined amount spent on NASA, education, and all federal transportation projects over...
  • Why Is Obama Obsessed With Keeping Autocratic Control Over ObamaCare?

    10/03/2013 8:48:05 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    10/3/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    So Obama can delay at will - at whim even - the Big Business mandate and other parts of ObamaCare, and then either he or Sen. Harry Reid (D-DEM-e) can follow that up (when people cry foul) by saying "It's the law." So others, in due course, namely Republicans, can push for a delay in the individual mandate, as well as an end to subsidies for federal employee fat-cats, and then here comes Obama and Reid in all of their regal splendor saying basically "No, you can do cannot delay this..." and "It's the law!" It now appears that...
  • Dems Say No to Defunding the Ind. Mandate & Ending Subsidies for Fed. Employees? Crushed in 2014

    09/28/2013 9:33:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    9/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A defunding of the mandate for Big Business has taken place, per Obama, yet hasn't Obama done so in defiance of "the law of the land"? The same goes for the susbsidies/exemptions that Congress, congressional staffers and all federal employess will get. The law of the land is being defied! In the spirit of bipartisanship, and so that Republicans will do the same that Obama is doing - and that which Harry Reid and Pelousy so vehemently support - we need additional defunding: defund the individual mandate! If it's "the law" (ObamaCare, that is), yet Dems support the law being...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Republican rips Obama for meeting with illegal immigrants, icing out officer union

    05/24/2013 5:50:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2013
    A top Republican lawmaker blasted President Obama after he held an Oval Office meeting this week with illegal immigrants, despite having ignored recent requests for a sit-down from the union representing immigration officers. “The fact that the president and the vice president are hosting illegal immigrants in the White House while constricting citizen tours and refusing to meet with immigration officers says it all,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said in a statement to Friday. “The White House will not even grant ICE officers a low-level White House meeting but invites illegal immigrants into the Oval Office.” Obama and Vice...
  • Sessions: 57 million New People to Enter America, Compete for Jobs

    05/03/2013 5:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 3, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions estimates about 57 million new people, immigrants and people with nonimmigrant visas, will be entering the United States to compete with middle class Americans for their jobs if the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill passes. Sessions’ staff released an analysis detailing how they reached that number on Friday morning. “This is a number that exceeds the population of the state of California, our largest state,” Sessions said on a conference call with reporters discussing the analysis. “It’s a very, very significant impact on our economy and the American people.” Sessions argued that...
  • The Coming Welfare Wave

    05/01/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/01/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    The Gang of Eight’s immigration bill could make illegal immigrants eligible for state and local welfare benefits almost immediately after it is passed, according to Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), one of the proposal’s leading critics. Further, he contends, some particular categories of amnestied immigrants and their relatives would be eligible for federal benefits long before the 13-year waiting period usually cited by the bill’s advocates, such as Senator Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.), who challenged Sessions’s argument in a press release on Tuesday. These are just a couple of reasons why Sessions and others are calling on the Gang of...

    04/30/2013 6:31:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April 29, 2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    The immigration bill introduced to the Senate a week and a half ago would, if passed, allow illegal immigrants to access state and local welfare benefits immediately, Breitbart News has learned. The financial impact of allowing potentially millions of immigrants onto state and local public assistance could overwhelm these programs' budgets. “The Gang of Eight made a promise that illegal immigrants will not be able to access public benefits,” Sessions said in a statement to Breitbart News. “We already know that, once granted green cards and ultimately citizenship, illegal immigrants will be able to access all public benefit programs at...
  • Sessions: 'Our Staff Has Been Working for Days Trying to Decipher this Goobledygook'

    04/25/2013 11:36:31 AM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | April 25, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    Sen. Jeff Sessions demonstrated the complexity of the immigration bill Democrats are trying to rush through the Senate - by reading from it. Sessions read a passage of the bill as it referred to citation after citation to exceptions, qualifiers, and additional details by referencing only by the numbers and alphabetic letters signifying sections, sub-sections and paragraphs of the bill. Judiciary Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) interrupted Sessions to argue that it is time to stop analyzing the bill and vote on it. But, Sen. Session responded that, since very skilled lawyers took their time carefully crafting the language of...
  • Fireworks erupt between Sessions, Napolitano over morale of ICE agents during Senate hearing [VIDEO]

    04/23/2013 12:18:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/13 | Jeff Poor
    During a Senate hearing on immigration reform Tuesday, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had a testy back-and-forth over the performance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Sessions challenged Napolitano on whether she had met with leader of the ICE employees’ union in the wake of reports of low morale among ICE agents. Napolitano replied that she had not. “I think you should have met with them,” Sessions said. “I think there’s a real problem there. We have a very real problem. In December of 2012, a few months ago, a survey of federal...
  • New Senate Immigration Amnesty Plan Bears Union Imprint

    04/18/2013 11:55:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 18, 2013 | Carl Horowitz
    If there were any doubts that the oft-used term ‘comprehensive immigration reform' is a stalking-horse for amnesty, a new Senate proposal should dispel them. The measure, touted as a way to fix our ‘broken' immigration system, will do the opposite. Not only will it demean U.S. citizenship and rule of law, it also likely will produce adverse economic effects. The main feature of the 844-page bill is that it would allow millions of illegal immigrants to apply for legal residency and eventual citizenship. Significantly, the bill bears a strong union influence. And labor officials aren't bashful about it. Ana Avendano,...
  • GOP senator blasts ‘rush’ on immigration, demands hearings

    04/16/2013 9:09:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) blasted Democrats on Tuesday for scheduling only two hearings on the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. Sessions accused Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) of trying to rush the legislation to the Senate floor with “minimum public scrutiny.” “Chairman Leahy’s decision to now hold two hearings in two day — one on Friday, one on Monday — is only further proof of the majority’s desire to rush this bill,” Sessions said in an email to The Hill. “We are talking about legislation that will impact virtually every aspect of our society, reshape our entire immigration...
  • Senate Conservatives Press Gang of 8 on Immigration Reform Entitlement Impact

    04/14/2013 1:00:52 PM PDT · by Celtic_Storm · 10 replies ^ | 4-10-13 | Matthew Boyle Grassley, Sessions, and Roberts then asked McCain, Graham, Rubio, and Flake to commit to obtaining answers to the following seven questions “before any legislation is unveiled”: 1.Please list all federal benefits, means-tested aid, and other assistance programs explicitly denied to illegal immigrants during their probationary status. 2.Please list all federal benefits and aid programs former illegal immigrants become eligible for once granted green cards, or permanent residency. 3.Please provide an estimate of the cost to taxpayers in the first full 10-year window after illegal immigrants are granted green cards and become eligible for federal assistance. 4.Please provide an estimate...
  • Sen. Sessions: Immigration Reform Bill 'Will Not Withstand Public Scrutiny'

    04/13/2013 6:21:27 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 59 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 4-13-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Ranking Senate Budget Committee member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said in a Thursday evening statement provided to Breitbart News that the political posturing of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration group, along with Senate Democratic leadership, and their plan to rush forthcoming legislation through the U.S. Senate as fast as they can is a sign the bill will not hold up in the face of public scrutiny. “While the Gang has not briefed lawmakers or the judiciary committee about their plan, they have leaked selected details to the press which seem to confirm Senator Schumer’s recent declaration that ‘First, people...
  • Video: Sessions plays Stump the OMB Director by asking … about deficits

    04/12/2013 8:43:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/12/13 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Instapundit and the Washington Examiner, here’s another keepsake from the Barack Obama administration’s economic advisers. Remember when Paul Ryan goaded then-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner into admitting that the White House had no plan to deal with mounting national debt? Yesterday, Senator Jeff Sessions got OMB Director Jeff Zients to admit that he didn’t know the dollar figure of the added deficits in the Obama budget projection he was defending. In his defense, Zients tells Sessions, “There are a lot of numbers there.” Well, yeah — it’s a budget, isn’t it?
  • Gang of 8 Republicans Reject Senate Conservatives' Request for Immigration Proposal Briefing

    04/09/2013 10:58:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies ^ | 4-9-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Republican members of the bipartisan Senate “Gang of Eight” have passed the deadline for Senate Judiciary Committee ranking GOP member Sen. Chuck Grassley’s request for a briefing on their coming immigration reform bill. Last week, Grassley (R-IA) and his conservative committee colleagues Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Mike Lee (R-UT) wrote to “Gang of Eight” senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), asking them to champion a transparent immigration reform process complete with thorough hearings examining each facet of any legislation those “Gang” Republicans and their Democratic counterparts develop....
  • 'Gang of Eight' to Oppose Any Amendments to Their 1,500-Page Amnesty Bill

    04/08/2013 8:53:31 PM PDT · by montag813 · 49 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-09-2013 | John Hill
    Above: The Gang of Seven plus their mascot Marco Rubio, yucking it up as they announce their amnesty plan in January. - by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Just when you thought the Senate push for amnesty couldn't get any more sets a fresh low All the members of the “Gang of Eight” pushing so-called 'immigration reform' in the U.S. Senate will band together to block any efforts by other senators to offer amendments to their legislation once it is introduced, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. In addition, the Post's David Nakamura reported that the...
  • Republicans estimate immigration bill could cost taxpayers billions, Rubio challenges claim

    04/04/2013 6:11:36 PM PDT · by haffast · 22 replies ^ | 4-3-2013
    Senate Republican staffers estimated Thursday that the annual cost to taxpayers of legalizing illegal immigrants could be in the billions, if they use their status to apply for federal benefits from Medicaid and ObamaCare. The claim, though, was challenged by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a key Republican engaged in immigration bill talks. Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee -- responding to an emerging immigration proposal that includes a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants -- had estimated that the cost could total up to $40 billion in 2022, "just for Medicaid and ObamaCare." "The net costs would be...
  • Top Democrat tells Republicans he’ll rush immigration bill through Congress

    03/28/2013 1:46:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., indicated that he will expedite immigration reform by skipping by further committee hearings on the legislation in a sharp letter to a leading Republican lawmaker — a letter characterized by a striking amount of trash-talking about immigration issues and politics. “I intend to proceed to comprehensive immigration reform with all deliberate speed,” Leahy wrote to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., in a letter today informing Sessions that Republicans will only have one week to consider the immigration bill — [snip] “If any of the more junior Senators need time to get up to speed, I will look...
  • Senate Democrats Vote To Provide Obamacare To Illegal Aliens Under Immigration Plan

    03/24/2013 9:47:20 AM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-24-2013 | John Hill
    Come on's all free, courtesy of the American taxpayer!- by John HillStand With ArizonaJoe Wilson is right....again.Remember Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and his outburst at Obama's 2010 State of the Union address? Here's a refresher: Obama said his healthcare plan would not cover illegal aliens - twice. Wilson shouted "You lie!" to the outrage of many, and for which he was later censured by Pelosi & Co. Democrats said it was ridiculous to suggest that illegal aliens would EVER be able to receive Obama Care benefits. Wilson was right, of course, as SWA pointed out and way back in...
  • Sessions, GOP allies ask for hearings on secret immigration bill

    03/20/2013 4:51:18 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/19/2013 | Neil Munro
    Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and five other Republican senators are trying to stop the Senate’s Democratic leaders from rushing a huge business-backed amnesty and guest-worker bill through the Senate before it can be debated by the public. On March 19, Sessions and the other senators sent a letter asking Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, to schedule hearings on the complex bill. “We respectfully request that the public be given adequate time, consistent with past practice in handling complex comprehensive immigration legislation, to read and analyze the contents of the any such bill” before it...
  • Why Jack Lew Is a Disaster for Our Country [Sessions for Prez?]

    03/04/2013 7:03:02 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/28/2013 | Senator Jeff Sessions
    During my remarks today I have exhaustively documented the case against the confirmation of Mr. Lew. I have detailed his disastrous budget plans, rebuked by editorial boards across the country and unanimously rejected by Congress. I have discussed his repeated, knowing, and deliberately false statements about those budget plans—most notoriously his claim that “Our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the American people in the eye and say we’re not adding to the debt anymore; we’re spending money that we have each year, and then we can work on bringing...
  • Sessions: Obama Immigration Enforcement Chief Must Resign

    01/29/2013 6:11:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/29/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director John Morton. “Last year, I joined with my colleagues at a press conference with the top representatives of the nation’s rank-and-file immigration law enforcement officers,” Sessions said on Tuesday. “The president with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office and the Border Patrol. Those associations or unions elected to serve as the voice of their fellow officers gave a chilling report at that press conference right over in the Senate building with several other senators. They gave a chilling report about the administration’s systemic...
  • Sessions: Comprehensive Reform Won’t Pass As Long As Admin Defies Existing Immigration Law

    01/28/2013 9:39:50 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    WTVY ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Jeff Sessions
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee and former Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the new push for comprehensive immigration reform and amnesty: “Americans overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration. They have pleaded with Congress to end the mass illegality for decades to little avail. All the while, millions have been added to the total of those illegally here. It’s time to fix that broken system. Now we are told that the Obama Administration and members of Congress say they have a plan that they promise will do the job....
  • Senator Jeff Sessions about President Obama’s nomination for Secretary of Treasury: “Jack Lew must

    01/09/2013 2:46:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Greta Wire ^ | 1/9/13 | Greta Van Susteren
    NOTE BELOW – from FNC’s Kara Rowland about Senator Jeff Sessions statements about the nomination of Jack Lew for Secretary of Treasury: —— Below you will find excerpts of a statement on Jack Lew from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) – his office is planning to release the statement in full once Lew’s nomination is official but we have permission to use these excerpts NOW. I’d suggest sourcing as something like “according to excerpts of a statement by Sen. Jeff Sessions made in anticipation of the nomination obtained by Fox.” Though I realize that’s wordy. Sessions is the top Republican on...
  • Sen. Sessions wants answers as ICE agent faces suspension for illegal immigrant arrest

    08/03/2012 10:29:24 AM PDT · by MrPiper · 12 replies
    Fox news ^ | August 03, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is demanding answers after a report surfaced that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is facing punishment for arresting an illegal immigrant. 
  • Sessions: USDA gets secretive about Mexican food stamp partnership

    07/19/2012 7:58:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/19/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said that the United States Department of Agriculture rejected his request for documents pertaining to its collaboration with the Mexican government to increase the number of Mexican nationals receiving food stamps. “USDA rebuffed initial requests from my staff to hand over basic documents concerning the Administration’s partnership with Mexico to implement this program,” Sessions said in a statement this afternoon. “I have now laid out in a letter precisely what information USDA needs to turn over. It should be provided at once.” USDA spokeswoman Alyn Kiel told told
  • Sessions says Reid dodging budget debate to avoid tough votes

    03/19/2012 2:43:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/18/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sessions says Reid dodging budget debate to avoid tough votesBy Pete Kasperowicz - 03/18/12 01:54 PM ET Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Sunday afternoon accused Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of avoiding debate on a Senate budget resolution in order to protect Democrats from making tough choices on how to trim spending at a time of fiscal crisis. "When Senator Reid said it's foolish to bring up a budget, what he really is doing is avoiding having his members have to confront — and in public, not in secret meetings, but in public, with votes —...