‘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

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’

Uncertainty is the word from Alameda County’s D.C lobbyists

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan wantsto arm residents with information to fight likelyfederal cuts to the safety net.ALAMEDA COUNTYWhen describing the current lay of the land in Washington D.C. Alameda County’s congressional lobbyists Thursday used the same word more than a dozens times—uncertainty.From questions about the future of the Affordable Care Act, the federal budget, … Continue reading Uncertainty is the word from Alameda County’s D.C lobbyists

Swalwell introduces bill for commission on Russian electoral interference

Rep. Eric Swalwell wants to investigate Russia'sinvolvement in alleged cyber espionage.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT |Rep. Eric Swalwell wants to get to the bottom of Russia's alleged interference during this year's U.S. presidential election.The East Bay congressmember introduced a bill Wednesday along with a top-ranking House Democrats that would form a 12-person, bipartisan commission to investigate … Continue reading Swalwell introduces bill for commission on Russian electoral interference

Lee, Honda, Swalwell represent East Bay for House gun control sit-in

Democrats protesting on the House floor.CONGRESS | Alameda County’s three members of the House of Representatives had starring roles in the historic protest by Democrats on the House floor Wednesday urging for votes on a pair of gun-related bills.Reps. Barbara Lee, Mike Honda and Eric Swalwell all spent the duration of the nearly day-long (still … Continue reading Lee, Honda, Swalwell represent East Bay for House gun control sit-in

GOP rollback of Obama’s immigration policy is ‘cynical,’ says Barbara Lee

CONGRESS | DISTRICT 13 | House Republicans used an amendment to a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through the fall to block President Obama's plan to protect nearly five million undocumented immigrants.On the House floor Wednesday, Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee called the move by Republicans, both, cynical and anti-immigrant."It has nothing to do … Continue reading GOP rollback of Obama’s immigration policy is ‘cynical,’ says Barbara Lee