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 ›
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.
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Rep. Barbara Lee is seeking to be chair of the House Democratic Caucus next week.
When 15th Assembly District candidate Jovanka Beckles was asked at a forum two weeks ago to name her political heroes, she heaped praise on former Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Barbara Lee. The latter may have… Read More ›
Weeks after visceral images of young children, separated from their parents, has shined a light on the Trump administration’s immigration policies, and a day after two error-filled press conferences by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, East Bay Rep. Barbara… Read More ›
Barbara Lee is unopposed, but has five official write-in candidates, including popular Oakland adult store owner
Despite all the talk, there is no qualified write-in candidate to protest Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern’s re-election.