Bay Area congressmembers react to Capitol insurrection; Barbara Lee calls it ‘violent coup attempt’

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 each tweeting abhorrence of the events and notified constituents of their safety. Lee called the … Continue reading Bay Area congressmembers react to Capitol insurrection; Barbara Lee calls it ‘violent coup attempt’

The push for appointing Barbara Lee to Kamala Harris’ senate seat continues

Lee 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. The reported frontrunner for the appointment, however, is state Secretary of State Alex Padilla. … Continue reading The push for appointing Barbara Lee to Kamala Harris’ senate seat continues

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

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 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 on Democratic presidential debates

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 Democratic Party's process for candidates to qualify for presidential debates.

House to schedule a vote on Barbara Lee’s repeal of 2001 AUMF

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 in Congress. A bill introduced by Lee to repeal the 2001 AUMF will be heard … Continue reading House to schedule a vote on Barbara Lee’s repeal of 2001 AUMF

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

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 will challenge his re-election in the 15th Congressional District next March. They include three Democrats, … Continue reading Six to challenge Eric Swalwell in March primary; Khanna faces candidate critical of his stance toward Pakistan

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

Barbara Lee on Tlaib, Omar bans from Israel

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.

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