The announcement, made in a closed-door GOP Conference meeting during which members selected leadership, solidifies the Texan’s future, which has been up in the air.
Sessions has been chairman of the National Republican Campaign Committee for the past two cycles, during which Republicans gained the majority.
After it was announced that Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon would become the next NRCC chairman, there was pressure on leadership to install Sessions in a plum leadership role, but Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., also was in the hunt for the Rules Committee gavel.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.