Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III is the junior United States Senator from Alabama.
Jeff Sessions Shreds Jeh Johnson DHS Immigration Policy... by tuffyjon
Sessions was elected Attorney General of Alabama in 1994, and to the U.S. Senate in 1996, being re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014.
The Attorney General of Alabama is an elected, constitutional officer of the State of Alabama.
Sessions was ranked by National Journal in 2007 as the fifth-most conservative U.S. Senator, siding strongly with the Republican Party on political issues.
National Journal is an American digital media company based in Washington, D.C., that covers the current political environment and emerging political and policy trends.
As a senator, he is noted for his opposition to illegal immigration and advocacy of reducing legal immigration.
He supported the major legislative efforts of the George W. Bush administration, including the 2001 and 2003 tax cut packages, the Iraq War, and a proposed national amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
George Walker Bush is an American politician who was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.
Same-sex marriage, also known as gay marriage, is marriage between people of the same sex, either as a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting.
The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began with the 2003 invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition.
He has opposed the Democratic leadership since 2007 on most major legislation, including the stimulus bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. As the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, he opposed all three of President Barack Obama's nominees for the Supreme Court.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.
Sessions was considered as a possible running mate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the 2016 election, but Indiana governor Mike Pence was ultimately selected for the ticket.
Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television producer and politician, who is the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
Michael Richard "Mike" Pence is an American politician, attorney, and the 50th Governor of Indiana.
On November 18, 2016, the transition team announced via press release that President-elect Trump had picked Sessions as his nominee for Attorney General.