Historic cannabis bill, partly authored by Barbara Lee, comes to a House vote

"This week the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and require federal courts to expunge many prior marijuana offenses. It will be the first time the full House will vote on ending the federal prohibition of cannabis," Yahoo! Finance reports. The … Continue reading Historic cannabis bill, partly authored by Barbara Lee, comes to a House vote

Oakland councilmembers tell Newsom, Barbara Lee for U.S. Senate speaks for me

Newsom, though, is leaning toward Alex Padilla Lee Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Noel Gallo, and Sheng Thao want Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Rep. Barbara Lee to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' U.S. Senate seat. The trio of councilmembers offered the recommendation in a letter sent on Monday. "We are incredibly honored to be represented by … Continue reading Oakland councilmembers tell Newsom, Barbara Lee for U.S. Senate speaks for me

Progressive groups urge Biden to include Barbara Lee in his cabinet

Two progressives groups are urging President-elect Joe Biden to select Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee as his secretary of state. The left-leaning Justice Democrats and the Sunshine Movement, a climate-change group, included Lee on a list of potential progressives to fill Biden's cabinet, The Hill reported on Wednesday. The organizations also suggested naming Sens. Bernie Sanders … Continue reading Progressive groups urge Biden to include Barbara Lee in his cabinet

Lee on police shooting

Even as officers, like the ones who murdered George Floyd, are finally facing consequences for their actions, it happens again. When will it stop?-Rep. Barbara Lee on the Aug. 23 shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.

Lee for veep?

East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee has always been known as a stalwart progressive, although, her brand of lefty politics has not often proven popular outside the Bay Area bubble. But as the entire country begins to embrace her political values in greater numbers, Lee is in the midst of  a career renaissance that is now … Continue reading Lee for veep?

Lee thanks Bernie

Now, we must come together to take back the White House and defeat Trump.-Rep. Barbara Lee thanking Sen. Bernie Sanders for his campaign in a tweet. Sanders dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday.

Lee on expanded travel ban

Absolutely disgusting.-Rep. Barbara Lee responding in a tweet Friday to President Trump's plan to expand his travel ban to six more countries.

House approves Lee, Khanna bills that limit presidential war powers

The House of Representatives approved legislation authored by Rep. Barbara Lee on Thursday that would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that led to the war in Iraq. A bill, introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna that withholds military spending for any military conflict with Iran without congressional consent, also passed the … Continue reading House approves Lee, Khanna bills that limit presidential war powers

Barbara Lee is getting married

Rep. Barbara Lee will start 2020 woke and spoken for. The East Bay's progressive champion is getting married on New Year's Eve. Rev. Dr. Clyde W. Oden, Jr. is the lucky man. Lee announced her nuptials in a fundraising email to her supporters on Monday morning. Oden recently retired as pastor of Bethel Oxnard African … Continue reading Barbara Lee is getting married

Alameda County reps vote to impeach Trump

The House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The historic vote included support from Alameda County's three members of Congress. Below is remarks made on the House floor in support of impeachment by Reps. Eric Swalwell, Barbara Lee, and Ro Khanna. https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/1207412407993356295 https://twitter.com/RepBarbaraLee/status/1207337553482919936 https://twitter.com/RepRoKhanna/status/1207342264390950912

‘The only remedy for his repeated misconduct is impeachment’: Alameda County reps weigh-in

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Congress to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump on Thursday for improperly asking the president Ukraine to investigate his presidential rival Joe Biden and his son in exchange for releasing military aid previously approved by Congress. Alameda County's three members of Congress, Reps Barbara Lee, Eric Swalwell, … Continue reading ‘The only remedy for his repeated misconduct is impeachment’: Alameda County reps weigh-in

Lee named to U.N. General Assembly delegation

The 74th United Nations General Assembly opened Tuesday with an East Bay congressmember as part of the U.S. delegation. Rep. Barbara Lee was appointed as the congressional representative by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It's the fourth time Lee has received the honor. Pelosi said Lee's appointment is a "testament to her lifetime of resolute leadership … Continue reading Lee named to U.N. General Assembly delegation

Eric Swalwell has skipped more votes than any other House Democrat

While on a quixotic run for president, Rep. Eric Swalwell skipped more votes than any other elected Democrat in the House of Representatives this session outside of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Swalwell ended his bid for president after just three months last July, all the while missing a whopping 40 percent of all votes in Congress, … Continue reading Eric Swalwell has skipped more votes than any other House Democrat

Khanna voted to table impeachment

East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee has seemingly always been in favor of impeaching President Trump. It took Rep. Eric Swalwell some time to come around to the idea, despite being one of the leading cable news talking heads speaking out against Trump. But Rep. Ro Khanna, the third prong of Alameda County's congressional resistance to … Continue reading Khanna voted to table impeachment

East Bay reps respond to Mueller Report

Alameda County's three U.S. representatives reacted to the release and dissemination of facts in the Mueller Report Thursday with deep concern and a determination to further investigate President Trump. Reps. Eric Swalwell, Barbara Lee, and Ro Khanna all appeared, at first glance, to harbor more vitriol toward U.S. Attorney General William Barr than any alleged … Continue reading East Bay reps respond to Mueller Report