East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell called for the “immediate removal” of President Trump after Wednesday’s horrific insurrection at the Capitol. “Democracy is under assault. Yesterday, the President and Republican seditionists in Congress incited a violent coup attempt on the U.S…. Read More ›
Alameda County’s three members of Congress faced one of the darkest days in American history on Wednesday as a mob of pro-Trump protesters surrounded the Capitol and entered the chambers. Alameda County Reps. Barbara Lee, Ro Khanna, and Eric Swalwell… Read More ›
A group calling itself #LetsKeepTheSeat held rallies this week in Los Angeles and Sacramento urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to fill Kamala Harris’ senate seat with a Black woman — either Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee or Southern California Rep. Karen Bass…. Read More ›
“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 ›
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 ›
When you establish rules that become systemically discriminatory against people of color, then you’ve got to question your party and how they’re making all these decisions.-Rep. Barbara Lee in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle raising questions about the… Read More ›
After almost two decades of persistence, Rep. Barbara Lee’s quest to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military force (AUMF) that led to the Iraq War, and that she has doggedly opposed over the years, will come to a vote… 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 ›
The $1.4 trillion spending package approved by the House of Representatives on Tuesday includes $27 million in additional funding for Alameda’s Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic and national cemetery. The package of bills is expected to be approved by the Senate… Read More ›
Six to challenge Eric Swalwell in March primary; Khanna faces candidate critical of his stance toward Pakistan
By now, Rep. Eric Swalwell’s image on any cable news network over the past three years has greatly raised his profile in a mostly positive manner. But there is a flip-side to his ubiquity in the public eye. Six candidates… 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 ›
I stand with my sisters.—Rep. Barbara Lee in a tweet Friday offering support to fellow Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar after each was banned from visiting Israel.
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 ›
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is one of President Trump’s most vigorous supporters. Rep. Ro Khanna, like every progressive, is not a fan of the president’s politics. But both agree that military engagement with Iran is a bad idea. Khanna and… 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 ›
However, President Trump may do it all on his own this week.
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.
Two years ago, when Rep. Ro Khanna took up the cause of the on-going and brutal Saudi-led war in Yemen, it was hardly a blip on the radar of anyone other than the most ardent of foreign policy experts. Led… Read More ›