Campaign Statements

Statement on Dream Act
July 20, 2017

“Today’s Senate reintroduction of the Dream Act by Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is a positive step toward bipartisan immigration reform.” Read more

Statement on Pete Sessions’ Support for Border Wall
July 12, 2017

“Rep. Pete Sessions is completely out of touch with the needs of North Texas families. He would rather spend tens of billions of dollars building a border wall than provide access to affordable health insurance for the 324,000 people in our district with pre-existing conditions.”  Read more

 

Colin Allred Calls on Rep. Sessions to Back Russia Sanctions
July 11, 2017

“It’s time for Congressman Pete Sessions to stop making excuses and hold Russia accountable for its attack on our democracy. New sanctions against Russia and Iran have been passed by the Senate 98-2 and have overwhelming support in the House — but Rep. Sessions, in the words of the Dallas Morning News, ‘carries Big Oil’s fight against parts of Russia sanctions bill.”  Read more

 

Statement on Anniversary of Dallas Police Officers Shooting
July 07, 2017

“One year ago today in the most deadly attack on American law enforcement since September 11, four Dallas police officers and one DART police officer lost their lives and nine other officers were injured in a horrific act of violence by a trained sniper. The attack occurred during a peaceful protest that was a model of cooperation between a police force and its community. The sniper’s bullets shattered the peace of that night, but they have not broken the Dallas community or the police force who serve it so well.”  Read more

 

Statement on Senate Delay of Obamacare Repeal Vote
June 27, 2017

“Today is a victory for everyone who stepped forward and made their voices heard against this unconscionable bill. But it’s critical that we keep up the energy and continue speaking out against both the American Health Care Act in the House — which Pete Sessions strongly supported — and the Better Care Reconciliation Act in the Senate.”  Read more

 

Statement Regarding CBO Score of Senate Healthcare Bill
June 26, 2017

“The CBO’s analysis of this shameful bill confirms what we already knew – it’s a bad deal for North Texas families.” Read more

 

Statement on Senate Health Care Bill
June 22, 2017

“I grew up with kids who couldn’t afford any kind of care other than the school nurse – I know how devastating it can be to live without healthcare coverage. And I couldn’t be more disappointed by the disastrous health care bill proposed by Senate Republicans today which is a raw deal for hardworking North Texas families.”  Read more

 

Statement on the Financial CHOICE Act
June 08, 2017

“The Financial CHOICE Act is just the latest example of Washington giving big banks and the financial elite free rein to lead America down the same path that nearly tanked our economy in the 2008 financial crisis. Instead of working to protect American families and hold banks accountable, Congress would allow Wall Street to to gamble with our hard-earned paychecks.”  Read more

 

Statement on revelations during Comey hearing
June 08, 2017

“To me the issue is that the American people deserve better. Instead of working to repair our infrastructure, to help rebuild the middle class, and to provide ladders of opportunity to all Americans, the President of the United States has dragged this country into chaos by pressuring and firing the Director of the FBI to end an investigation into an attack on our country by a foreign adversary.”  Read more

 

Statement on AHCA CBO Score
May 24, 2017

“Today’s CBO report proves what we already knew: Trumpcare is devastating for hard-working American families. According to the nonpartisan report, the AHCA would render 14 million additional Americans uninsured by next year, 23 million by 2026, and millions more underinsured, forced to live without the coverage they need. This bill shreds protections for pre-existing conditions and would allow insurance companies to hike rates on over 300,000 Texans in the 32nd District alone, forcing families to decide whether or not they can afford to care for their loved ones. Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington, including Pete Sessions, promised better, more affordable healthcare. Today’s CBO report shows that they’ve broken that promise.”  Read more

 

Statement on House Passage of Transgender Bathroom Ban in Texas Public Schools
May 22, 2017

“This bill is harmful to the moral fiber of our state and does not represent who we are as Texans. In pushing this discriminatory bill, politicians in Austin have abandoned our proud history of independent thinking to insert the government into our private lives. We’ve seen the harmful impact this legislation had in North Carolina – costing that state morally and economically.”  Read more

 

Statement on Trump Executive Order on Unsubstantiated Voter Fraud
May 11, 2017

“This executive order is just the latest and most overt voter suppression tactic the Trump Administration has taken to date. From the appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, a man who was previously barred from the federal bench by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and, according to Coretta Scott King, would cause a ‘devastating effect on the progress toward fulfilling my husband’s dream;’ from his baseless claims of millions engaging in voter fraud in an election where he lost the popular vote by three million; to today’s executive order, which is a shameless effort to change the subject from the growing scandal around his firing of FBI Director James Comey — Trump has shown he doesn’t understand or respect the right of all Americans to have their voice heard at the ballot box.”  Read more

 

Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey
May 10, 2017

“Republicans and Democrats alike should be concerned about the sudden firing of FBI Director Comey. This is just the latest in a troubling pattern of dismissing public servants who have investigated or stood up to the Trump Administration – including former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, US Attorney Preet Bharara, and other US Attorneys. In times of potential Administration interference into criminal investigations, our leaders have seen fit to appoint special prosecutors to run independent investigations free of partisan influence.”  Read more

 

Statement on the Signing of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill
May 08, 2017

“Texas has a long and proud history of welcoming people from every race, gender, creed, and religion. Immigrants strengthen and enrich our state – they worship in our synagogues, mosques, and churches; they teach in our schools; and they proudly serve their country in our military. This is a nation of immigrants, born of the idea that in America, the place of your birth is less important than the community that you choose, where you put down roots, where you hope to raise your children to have a better life and circumstance than your own.”  Read more

 

Statement on Republican Healthcare Plan
April 26, 2017

“With 65,900 North Texas residents who rely on the Affordable Care Act for their care, the plan released by Pete Sessions and House Republicans today is just the latest example they are out of touch with the challenges facing working people in this country — and dead set on putting themselves before their constituents. By carving out and protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions and essential health benefits just for themselves and their staff, House Republicans have made clear they were never interested in improving care for Americans. Everyone deserves the peace of mind that comes with quality health coverage — and freedom from the fear that their next illness could end in bankruptcy. If Pete Sessions truly believes in fixing our healthcare system, he should subject himself to the same rules as the people he represents.”  Read more

 

Statement on Ruling that Texas House Map is Intentionally Discriminatory
April 21, 2017

“As a civil rights attorney who has fought to ensure voting rights for all Texans, I am pleased this panel has recognized the Republicans’ discrimination in gerrymandering our state House districts. If we want leaders who truly represent all of us, we need to have districts that are fairly drawn and not rigged by special interests against young people and minorities.”  Read more