National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions is used to hitting up K Street for campaign contributions, but now the Texas Republican is making it a little easier for lobbyists to contact his Congressional office.
Sessions recently sent a two-page letter on official Congressional letterhead to constituents and lobbyists featuring an updated contact list of his staffers, including phone numbers and issues those aides cover.
One Republican lobbyist who received the letter said it was the “first” he’d received from a Member.
“This sure makes lobbying a lot easier,” the lobbyist said.
Sessions spokeswoman Emily Davis said in a statement that the letter is within House rules.
“Consistent with franking guidelines, Congressman Sessions’ office has a history of updating constituents and those who represent his constituents regarding changes in official congressional contact information and staff,” Davis said. “Congressman Sessions is proud to provide an accessible, accountable and service-oriented office and staff.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.