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  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Kneels On House Floor In Support Of NFL Players

    09/26/2017 6:40:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 148 replies
    real clear politics ^ | September 26, 2017 | Tim Hains
    Back to Videos Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Kneels On House Floor In Support Of NFL Players Posted By Tim Hains On Date September 26, 2017 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) took to the House floor Monday night to kneel in solidarity with NFL players who chose defy President Trump and protest police brutality. Jackson Lee said you "cannot deny" that Trump calling players who kneel a 'son of a bitch' is "racism." "I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor," Jackson Lee declared. "I kneel in honor of the First Amendment....
  • Black lawmaker kneels on House floor in solidarity with athletes

    09/25/2017 11:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2017 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) kneeled on the House floor Monday night to show solidarity with NFL players defying President Trump to protest police brutality. Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, blasted Trump for attacking NFL players who kneel during the national anthem at games to draw attention to the treatment of African Americans by law enforcement. Then she took a knee herself. "I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor," Jackson Lee declared. "I kneel in honor of the First Amendment. I kneel because the flag is...
  • Houston Congresswoman Floats Impeachment Over Trump Wiretapping Claim (Sheila Jackson Lee)

    03/20/2017 10:55:57 AM PDT · by drewh · 55 replies
    The Houston Chronic ^ | March 20 2017 gmt
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said that President Donald Trump's repeated claims he was wire tapped by former President Barack Obama could provide grounds for impeachment if a Monday hearing with the FBI director does not produce evidence to substantiate the allegation. James Comey is scheduled to testify before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee Monday, and Jackson Lee said she expects lawmakers to demand an answer on whether the president had grounds for accusing his predecessor of a crime. The president tweeted on March 4 to his nearly 27 million followers he had "just found out that Obama had...
  • Followers Of A Mysterious Turkish Islamic Cleric Have Donated Heavily To Hillary’s Campaign...

    11/23/2015 2:14:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/15 | Chuck Ross
    Members of a secretive Turkish Islamic movement that is at the center of a congressional ethics committee investigation have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and to her family’s charity, a Daily Caller investigation has found.The largest donation from a leader of the Gulen movement, which is operated from Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains by a moderate Muslim cleric named Fethullah Gulen, came from Recep Ozkan. A former president of the Gulen-linked Turkish Cultural Center, Ozkan gave between $500,001 and $1,000,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent months, the charity’s website shows. He also served as a national...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: The Border Children Need Lollipops, Not Deportation

    07/03/2014 1:45:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 60 replies
    BREITBART TV ^ | 3 Jul 2014
    Thursday at a field hearing in Texas pertaining to the surge of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) balked at the suggestion of Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) that the children filling the border facilities need to be detained and deported by holding up a bag of lollipops to demonstrate her view that compassion not deportation is in order. Referring to the illegal immigrant minors as "homeless children," Jackson Lee said, "I took lollipops along with my colleagues into the detention center where children were. I wasn't armed. I wasn't fearful for my...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee says Constitution is 400 years old

    03/12/2014 6:36:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 77 replies
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, had an "oops" moment on the House floor, as seen in C-Span video. The Houston representative declared the U.S. Constitution was some 400 years old. Unfortunately, that's incorrect. The Constitution was created in 1787 and ratified nearly a year later. Four hundred years ago, Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America, was founded.
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: Well Give President Obama a Number of Executive Orders

    02/04/2014 12:16:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 4, 2014 | Eric Scheiner
    Video at link - 49 seconds. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) ( Starr) ( - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign. Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus. We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and were not doing right by them by creating work, Jackson Lee said. I believe this caucus will put us on the right...
  • Jackson Lee on SOTU: Executive Orders are Legal, Obama Acting On Behalf of the American People

    01/29/2014 2:21:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 29, 2014 | Penny Starr
    ( In reference to President Barack Obamas pledge, during his State of the Union speech, to advance his agenda on climate change and the minimum wage by executive order, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said executive orders are legal and that he is acting on behalf of the American people. At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening, asked Rep. Lee, What about the Republicans criticizing the use of executive orders when it comes to climate change and minimum wage his use of executive orders? Rep. Jackson Lee said, As I was saying, [the address] was appealing to...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee proposes new term for 'welfare' (a "transitional living fund")

    01/11/2014 3:28:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 9, 2014 | Carol Christian
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who has decried the failure of Congress to extend unemployment benefits before its December recess, is talking about changing the vocabulary of assistance. In a speech Jan. 8 on the House of Representatives floor, Jackson Lee suggested renaming government welfare. "Maybe the word 'welfare' should be changed to something of, 'a transitional living fund,'" Jackson Lee said, according to a post on The Minority Report blog. "For that is what it is - for people to be able to live," she said....
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Change the Word 'Welfare' to 'Transitional Living Fund'

    01/08/2014 8:14:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Change the Word 'Welfare' to 'Transitional Living Fund' January 8, 2014 - 10:49 AM By Susan Jones ( - In a brief speech on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) hailed the war on poverty, endorsed government welfare programs, and said the "safety net has to be something for all of us." "Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of, 'a transitional living fund.' For that is what it is -- for people to be able to live," she said. Jackson Lee hailed the Earned Income Credit, food and nutrition programs,...
  • Judge: Discrimination suit against Rep. Jackson Lee can proceed

    10/23/2013 8:52:27 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 23 October 2013 | Jim McElhatton
    <p>A judge has refused to dismiss a federal lawsuit accusing Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of discriminating against and mocking a disabled staffer charges the Texas Democrat denies.</p> <p>The two-year old suit, first reported by The Washington Times in 2011, was filed by former legislative director Mona Floyd, who declined to comment Tuesday. Ms. Floyd said in court papers that Mrs. Jackson Lee, a 10-term congresswoman from Houston, refused to accommodate her debilitating eye condition called monocular vision.</p>
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Outer Space) demands C-span STOP playing classical music during votes.

    09/20/2013 8:40:23 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 90 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee held an impromptu press conference outside the House chamber, while the House was voting to defund Obamacare; to demand that C-span stop playing classical music during televised House votes. "This has got to stop," Jackson-Lee said. "Nobody listens to that s**t any more. This is designed to discourage the youth, and minorities, from tuning in and paying attention to their government."
  • Jackson Lee Tweets Praise That Staffers Free From Health Care Exchange Requirement

    08/08/2013 10:48:41 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    Jackson Lee Tweets Praise That Staffers Free From Health Care Exchange Requirement August 8, 2013 - 1:15 PM By Penny Starr ( Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) tweeted her approval Wednesday for the Obama administrations decision that members of Congress will not have to join health care exchanges and their health care coverage will be subsidized by American taxpayers. Its official: Members of Congress and congressional staff will keep their health subsidies under Obamacare! Jackson Lee tweeted on her official Twitter account. Jackson tweeted next: And some staffers will not have to join the health exchanges at all. The...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, Homeland Security Director

    07/30/2013 6:57:22 PM PDT · by rovenstinez · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30th, 2013 | Rovenstinez
    Just two weeks after Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, the Congressional Black Caucus has suggested Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston fill her spot. Read more: Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Congressional Black Caucus recommends Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security Secretary

    07/29/2013 12:29:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 117 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7-29-2013 | Hannah Jeffrey
    July 29, 2013 Congressional Black Caucus recommends Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security Secretary Hannah Jeffrey Conservative bloggers went wild Monday when they got wind of the Congressional Black Caucus suggestion that President Obama pick Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston for the post of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Rich Cooper, avid blogger for Security Debrief, responded to the news of the Jackson Lee recommendation in a post by saying, Apparently, it is not a joke. For reasons that baffle any sense of reality, it is a serious gesture on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus...
  • EPA head Jackson to resign post

    12/27/2012 10:59:39 AM PST · by ASOC · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 27 | Susan Walsh/AP
    Jackson set to resign as head of EPA - see link for story
  • Dem lawmaker wants the White House to investigate violence against Sikhs

    08/09/2012 4:05:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 9, 2012 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has called on the Obama administration to take greater steps to protect Sikhs living in the United States. The Texas Democrat says the recent shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin just the latest in a string of attacks against members of the group since 9/11 is indication that more needs to be done to shield Sikhs from violence. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jackson Lee is urging the Justice Department to create a "task force" to monitor attacks on Sikhs, "determine if additional law enforcement resources need to...
  • Rep. Jackson Lee will seek meeting with NRA about response to Colo. shootings

    07/24/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 75 replies
    Rep. Jackson Lee will seek meeting with NRA about response to Colo. shootings By Pete Kasperowicz - 07/23/12 09:23 PM ET Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said late Monday that she would seek a meeting with the National Rifle Association (NRA) to see if there are any ways to find an agreement on how to prevent tragedies like the one last week in Colorado, where one shooter killed 12 and wounded nearly 60 others in a movie theater. "I'm going to invite the National Rifle Association to one of my meetings," she said on the House floor late Monday. "I...
  • Jackson Lee: Women to be dragged out into the streets, return to coat hangers on abortion act

    05/31/2012 11:09:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Jackson Lee: Women to be dragged out into the streets, return to coat hangers on abortion act By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 12:42 PM 05/31/2012 During the 11 a.m. hour on MSNBC hosted by Thomas Roberts, Texas Democratic Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee warned of a worst case scenario if a bill proposed by Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks to put limitations on sex-selective abortions is signed into law. Jackson Lee said that, despite unanimous support against these sort of abortions, women would be physically removed from clinics if Franks proposed law were to be put into effect. I...
  • Dynamo: The long road home makes soccer stadium opening all the sweeter [Shelia Jackson-Lee photo]

    05/07/2012 10:34:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 7, 2012 | Jose de Jesus Ortiz
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (center) loses her shoe while Houston Mayor Annise Parker (left), Houston Dynamo President Chris Canetti, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Kent Friedman, Chairman of the Board Harris County Houston Sports Authority and El Franco Lee, Harris County Precinct One Commissioner kick soccer balls into the net during the Houston Dynamo and BBVA Compass Stadium ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Houston. Photo: Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle / 2012 Houston Chronicle ........Unable to secure public funding for a stadium in San Jose or even nearby Fremont, it was only a matter of time...