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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.