“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… Read More ›
13th Congressional District
Newsom, though, is leaning toward Alex Padilla 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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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.
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.
Absolutely disgusting.-Rep. Barbara Lee responding in a tweet Friday to President Trump’s plan to expand his travel ban to six more countries.
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
It seems nothing raises Rep. Barbara Lee’s blood pressure more than the sight of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifying before the House Appropriations Committee. During a hearing Tuesday, Lee said the Department of Education’s proposed budget targets minority… Read More ›
Early reaction among Lee’s progressive base for endorsing the centrist Democrat is not positive.
Wednesday’s vote shows House is growing concerned over potentially unfettered power by the President to wage war.
The new Congress is finally here, and @HouseDemocrats are ready to get to work #ForThePeople!-Rep. Barbara Lee, on Twitter, celebrating the first day of Democratic Party rule in the House of Representatives.
East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee lost out last week at a chance to become the chair of the House Democratic Party Caucus. Likely incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made amends for the result by creating a spot for Lee as… Read More ›
East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee’s bid for a place in the House Democratic Party leadership again fell short Wednesday. Lee was defeated by New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries in a hotly contested race for the chair of the House Democratic… Read More ›
Rep. Barbara Lee is seeking to be chair of the House Democratic Caucus next week.