Friday, March 4, 2016

BREAKING Trump Names Sen. Jeff Sessions Chairman of His National Security Advisory Committee

 Jeff Sessions

Donald  Trump just announced Senator Jeff Sessions, who has advised him on issues such as trade and immigration and endorsed Trump on Sunday in Alabama, will serve as Chairman of Trump’s National Security Advisory Committee, a committee that will provide counsel to Trump on foreign policy and homeland security.

Sessions positions:

Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)

Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)

Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)

Voted NO on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)

In 2005, Sessions spoke at a rally in Washington, D.C. in favor of the War in Iraq that was held in opposition to an anti-war protest held the day before.

In the 109th Congress, Sessions introduced legislation to increase the death gratuity benefit for families of servicemembers from $12,420 to $100,000. The bill also increased the level of coverage under the Servicemen's Group Life Insurance from $250,000 to $400,000.

According to Open Secrets. among Sessions top 5 contributors is the defense contractor Northrop Grumman.

Overall, the defense industry contributes more to sessions than any other industry.

Sessions sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The full text of Trump's announcement is here.


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