Barbara Lee schools Betsy DeVos ‘This is horrible’

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTThe enmity toward U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from Democrats and some conservatives, reached East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee, an elected official not known for public displays of irritation.During a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday that included education, Lee pressed DeVos on long-standing discrepancies on the rate of punishment for black and … Continue reading Barbara Lee schools Betsy DeVos ‘This is horrible’

East Bay congressmembers team up to legalize cannabis at the federal level

East Bay progressives Reps. Barbara Leeand Ro Khanna.CONGRESSReps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna introduced legislation Wednesday that would end the federal prohibition on cannabis.The bill piggy-backs similar legislation introduced with great fanfare last year by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and gives states the authority to create their own laws and policies for cannabis sales and … Continue reading East Bay congressmembers team up to legalize cannabis at the federal level

Rep. Barbara Lee, agreeing with Trump, says she supports reinstituting federal earmarks

Rep. Barbara Lee also said Saturday that shewill support any resolution to impeach Trump.13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTAt a town hall event that Rep. Barbara Lee's office termed a teach-in for the "GOP tax scam bill" Saturday morning in Oakland, the progressive giant dropped a surprise on her constituents. Like President Trump, who Lee has devoutly opposed … Continue reading Rep. Barbara Lee, agreeing with Trump, says she supports reinstituting federal earmarks

Barbara Lee wants to cut salaries for controversial Trump aides

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTNorth Bay Rep. Jared Huffman and East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee wants to punish two of President Donald Trump's top aides where it hurts--in the checkbook. Huffman and Lee introduced an amendment Friday to a government spending bill that would cut off the salaries of Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka.Along with former National … Continue reading Barbara Lee wants to cut salaries for controversial Trump aides

‘A slap in the face’: Paul Ryan strips Barbara Lee’s AUMF repeal from defense budget bill

Rep. Barbara Lee met last week withHouse Speaker Paul Ryan.13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTAs East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee expected, House Speaker Paul Ryan removed her proposed repeal of the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force amendment Tuesday night from a defense appropriation bill.Lee famously cast the lone vote in opposition to the resolution just days after … Continue reading ‘A slap in the face’: Paul Ryan strips Barbara Lee’s AUMF repeal from defense budget bill

‘Whoa!’ 16 years later, Barbara Lee’s famous stand against ‘endless war’ moves forward

After the House Appropriations Committee approved Rep. Barbara Lee's AUMF repeal amendment, she tweeted, "Whoa."13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTRep. Barbara Lee's lone stand against the authorization of war in the Middle East in 2001 is legendary in the East Bay and across the progressive movement for its courage and later foresight.Sixteen years later, Lee's amendment is gaining support. On … Continue reading ‘Whoa!’ 16 years later, Barbara Lee’s famous stand against ‘endless war’ moves forward

Lee says Trump’s Cuba policy is an ‘unnecessary step backwards’

Rep. Barbara Lee says President Trump'snew Cuba policy hurts U.S. businesses.13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTRep. Barbara Lee has another reason to be critical of President Donald Trump after the administration announced Thursday that it would roll back the reopening of Cuba to U.S. investment and travel, a policy created in 2015 under President Barack Obama.After the announcement, … Continue reading Lee says Trump’s Cuba policy is an ‘unnecessary step backwards’

Barbara Lee for President? Town hall says yes!

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTEast Bay Rep. Barbara Lee's town hall meetings are usually lovefests between the popular progressive congressmember and her adoring constituents. But last Sunday at a town hall featuring Watergate-era White House counsel John Dean, the crowd in Berkeley cheered wildly after Lee was asked to consider running for president in 2020.Later another constituent … Continue reading Barbara Lee for President? Town hall says yes!

After defeat of Trumpcare, Lee tells town hall to ‘stay woke’

East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee at a town hallSaturday at Laney College in Oakland.13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTUplifted by the failure of the House Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a bit exhausted following a red-eye from Washington, Rep. Barbara Lee told another large town hall to focus on the GOP's plan to cut … Continue reading After defeat of Trumpcare, Lee tells town hall to ‘stay woke’

Barbara Lee wants Steve Bannon off National Security Council

Rep. Barbara Lee voiced displeasure with Steve Bannon's appointment at a town hall Saturday.13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTEast Bay Rep. Barbara introduced a House bill Tuesday that seeks to remove Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief political strategist, from his position on the National Security Council.“Steve Bannon’s bigoted ideology threatens the security of our nation and our international standing. … Continue reading Barbara Lee wants Steve Bannon off National Security Council

BARBARA LEE IS DITCHING TRUMP’S INAUGURATON

Rep. Barbara Lee will boycott the Jan. 20presidential inauguration. CONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT |In Oakland, where fewer than five percent of voters cast a ballot for Donald Trump last November, apparently the famous East Bay political slogan, "Barbara Lee speaks for me" is very true.On Thursday, Rep. Barbara Lee said she will boycott Trump's inauguration ceremonies … Continue reading BARBARA LEE IS DITCHING TRUMP’S INAUGURATON

Watch Barbara Lee have her mic cut while protesting Trump’s electoral college vote

https://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?c4642378CONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT | Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee sought to stop the certification of President-elect Donald Trump's electoral college victory Friday during a joint session of Congress.Several members of the House Democratic Progressive Caucus attempted to protest the results, but without result, but only Lee's microphone was cut off during her remarks. [WATCH VIDEO … Continue reading Watch Barbara Lee have her mic cut while protesting Trump’s electoral college vote

Barbara Lee, progressive leaders, criticize Trump’s Secretary of State candidates

Rep. Barbara Lee wants President-elect Trump to avoid  choosing a pro-Iraq War supporter forsecretary of state. CONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT |East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee and three other members of the House Progressive Caucus are concerned about President-elect Donald Trump's possible choices for Secretary of State.In a letter Monday, the group referenced comments Trump made during the … Continue reading Barbara Lee, progressive leaders, criticize Trump’s Secretary of State candidates

One more time, says Barbara Lee, I didn’t endorse Oakland council candidate

Peggy Moore during a candidate forum inOakland last month.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL |Oakland At-Large City Council candidate Peggy Moore said last month it was an error that a push poll advocating for her campaign included the endorsement of Rep. Barbara Lee and Assemblymember Tony Thurmond.Neither had offered their backing and Moore apologized for the mistake. The … Continue reading One more time, says Barbara Lee, I didn’t endorse Oakland council candidate

Rob Bonta’s assembly challenger is a Donald Trump delegate

Republican Roseann Slonsky-Breault was nameda Trump delegate and is facing AssemblymemberRob Bonta in the June primary.ASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT |Two years ago, Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta was opposed by a Republican who suggested an United Nations secret agenda was targeting the region's life and liberty.This year, Bonta is being challenged by Republican Roseann Slonsky-Breault, who … Continue reading Rob Bonta’s assembly challenger is a Donald Trump delegate