Speak­er race: After over 25 years in the House, Pete Ses­sions is run­ning for speak­er — what are his pri­or­i­ties?

Rep. Pete Ses­sions (R‑TX) has held lead­er­ship posi­tions in the House before, but now he is run­ning for the high­est posi­tion, speak­er of the House.
First elect­ed to the House in 1996, Ses­sions has served as the chair­man of the Nation­al Repub­li­can Con­gres­sion­al Com­mit­tee and as chair­man of the House Rules Com­mit­tee. He has the most expe­ri­ence out of any of the nine can­di­dates run­ning for speak­er.
He served in the House until 2019, when he was beat­en by Rep. Collin Allred (D‑TX). Then, the next cycle, Ses­sions ran in a dif­fer­ent dis­trict in his home­town of Waco, Texas, and won in a runoff in the pri­ma­ry and hand­i­ly took the gen­er­al elec­tion.
With such a crowd­ed field, stand­ing out is going to be dif­fi­cult, but Ses­sions believes his years of expe­ri­ence and his past roles in lead­er­ship can be a sell­ing point for him as he goes into the race. He is up against Reps. Kevin Hern (R …