- Born in Selma, Alabama on December 24, 1946
- BA, Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, 1969
- JD, University of Alabama, 1973
- U.S. Army Reserve, 1973-1986
- Assistant United States Attorney, 1975-77
- United States Attorney, 1981-93
- Alabama Attorney General, 1995-97
- United States Senator, 1997-present (four terms)
Signature Legislative Issues & Efforts:
- Voted against Obamacare.
- Co-sponsored a bill that would have provided a religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate.
- Introduced reforms to make it harder for Congress to spend money.
- Earned 100% pro-life voting record from National Right to Life Committee.
- Co-sponsored bill establishing a national childhood cancer database.
- Voted for the Bush tax cuts.
- Sponsored Paul Coverdell National Forensic Improvement Law of 2000, helping state and local crime labs reduce backlog of ballistics, blood, and DNA tests.
- Worked with colleagues to open 8.3 million acres of land in the Gulf of Mexico—containing 1.3 billion barrels of oil and six trillion cubic feet of natural gas—to new energy exploration, helping to reduce our dependence on foreign energy suppliers.
- Reduced disparity in Medicare payments for rural health care facilities, bringing in more money to poor communities.
Senate Committees and Subcommittees
- Crime & Terrorism
- Immigration and the National Interest (Chairman)
- Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Court
Senate Committee on the Armed Services
- Strategic Forces (Chairman)
Senate Committee on the Budget
- Ranking Member, 2011 – 2015
Senate Committee on the Environment & Public Works
- Clean Air & Nuclear Safety
- Fisheries, Wildlife & Water
- Transportation & Infrastructure
Recipient of numerous awards, including:
- Alabama Farmers Federation Service to Agriculture Award
- American Conservative Union Award for Conservative Excellence
- Coalition of Republican Environment Advocates Teddy Roosevelt Environmental Award
- National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award
- National Taxpayers Union Friend of the Taxpayer Award
- Reserve Officers Association Minuteman of the Year Award
- Watchdogs of the Treasury Golden Bulldog Award
Last year, Senator Sessions joined civil rights leaders in a march commemorating 50 years since “Bloody Sunday.”
Senator Sessions was in Selma for the historic occasion, joining hands with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Senator Sessions in his Senate office with his daughter and grand-daughter.