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  • H. R. 257 Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2009

    02/10/2009 7:14:01 PM PST · by correctthought · 41 replies · 2,976+ views ^ | 1/7/2009 | Sheila Jackson-Lee
    Excerpts: SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2009’’. SEC. 2. INCREASING YOUTH GUN SAFETY BY RAISING THE AGE OF HANDGUN ELIGIBILITY AND PROHIB8ITING YOUTH FROM POSSESSING SEMIAUTO9 MATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS SEC. 5. RESPONSIBILITY OF ADULTS FOR DEATH AND IN18 JURY CAUSED BY CHILD ACCESS TO FIRE19 ARMS. Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘(aa)(1) In this subsection, the term ‘child’ means an individual who has not attained the age of 18 years. ‘‘(2) Except as...
  • CAIR's True Colors

    02/07/2009 12:41:01 PM PST · by fiodora · 8 replies · 875+ views
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | January 30, 2009 | IPT News
    Though it represents itself to be a Muslim civil rights organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) devoted most of its resources earlier this month to mobilizing opposition to Israel's attempt to neutralize Hamas militarily. On Thursday, the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported that the FBI has cut off contact with CAIR due to unanswered questions about the organization's roots in a Hamas-support network. Earlier this month, the IPT showed how CAIR officials dutifully avoid mentioning Hamas by name when discussing the conflict. Yet no major media outlet or political figure is challenging CAIR's positions or tactics. That may be...
  • Hate crime laws are a-coming

    01/17/2009 6:12:41 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 1,022+ views ^ | January 17, 2009 | Robert Spencer
    "Hate" is in the eye of the beholder, and "hate crime" laws are essentially tools for enforcing officially accepted views. But with "hate crime" laws there will come "hate speech laws," coinciding neatly with the Islamic bloc's attempts at the UN to criminalize criticism of Islam. Such laws will effectively render it a criminal offense to discuss the motives and goals of the jihadists, thus rendering us mute and defenseless before them. And that, of course, is precisely the point. "'Hate crimes!' They're ba-ack!: Plan to federalize penalties for 'perceptions' reappears in Congress," by Bob Unruh for WorldNetDaily, January 15...
  • 'Hate crimes!' They're ba-ack!

    01/16/2009 2:21:56 AM PST · by Man50D · 8 replies · 652+ views ^ | January 15, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A federal "hate crimes" bill that officially is to enhance punishments for "violence motivated by bias that is a relic of slavery" but is feared by Christians as a potential bludgeon against basic biblical teachings has been returned to the congressional agenda by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas. The proposal had been stymied during the Bush administration by the president's threat of a veto but President-elect Barack Obama's own website has promised an expansion of federal "hate crimes" laws. The bill, the "David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009," has been pending in Congress in one form or...
  • Former Attorney General Testifies (Ashcroft - Conyers' Judiciary Com.-ON NOW - CSPAN-2)

    07/17/2008 6:06:25 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 63 replies · 260+ views
    Cspan ^ | 7-17-08
    Former Atty. Gen. Testifies Today Former Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft answered questions about his role in the drafting of detainee interrogation rules. In his opening statement, Ashcroft admitted that he had "limited recollection" of the events pertinent to the committee's inquiry.
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Endorses Hillary

    01/12/2008 2:31:31 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 53 replies · 1,211+ views
    bogHILLARY ^ | 5/14/2007 11:33 AM | by Crystal Patterson
    The Clinton Campaign today announced the endorsement of Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and named her a National Campaign Co-Chair and Gulf States Regional Co-Chair. "I am pleased today to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for President," Jackson Lee said. "Senator Clinton has a great love for America and has a deep understanding of the issues that face our nation. I look forward to having a strategic role in the campaign and helping this dedicated public servant become the next President of the United States." Jackson Lee is in her seventh term in Congress, and is Co-Chair of the Congressional Children's...
  • Jackson Lee says her bill not for white-collar felons

    12/07/2007 4:39:32 AM PST · by cbkaty · 30 replies · 109+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 7, 2007, 12:00AM | KATHRINE SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee told a House committee Thursday that her proposal to slash prison time for older, nonviolent federal inmates was not intended to benefit child pornographers or white-collar criminals. "This is not a bill to give comfort to the Jack Abramoffs of the world," the Houston Democrat said Thursday at a hearing before a House Judiciary subcommittee. Abramoff, a former Washington lobbyist, pleaded guilty in January of 2006 to charges of conspiring to bribe members of Congress. Jackson Lee criticized the Houston Chronicle for its "interpretation" of her bill in an article on Thursday. The Chronicle...
  • How the imams terrorized an airliner (US Airways Flight 300)

    11/28/2006 12:21:30 AM PST · by xtinct · 92 replies · 3,517+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-28-06 | Audrey Hudson
    Muslim religious leaders removed from a Minneapolis flight last week exhibited behavior associated with a security probe by terrorists and were not merely engaged in prayers, according to witnesses, police reports and aviation security officials. Witnesses said three of the imams were praying loudly in the concourse and repeatedly shouted "Allah" when passengers were called for boarding US Airways Flight 300 to Phoenix. "I was suspicious by the way they were praying very loud," the gate agent told the Minneapolis Police Department. Passengers and flight attendants told law-enforcement officials the imams switched from their assigned seats to a pattern associated...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee head of Judiciary Committee's Immigration and Border Security subcommittee?

    11/01/2006 1:47:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies · 740+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 1, 2006 | BENNETT ROTH
    ......Although they may not hold top positions, Texas Democrats note they would still chair key subcommittees that help craft legislation. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, for instance, is the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee's Immigration and Border Security subcommittee and Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, is expected to head the Appropriation Committee's subcommittee that oversees military construction funding. Houston-area Democrats also sit on panels that deal with Texas issues: Democratic Rep. Gene Green is on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Rep. Al Green is on the Science Committee, which oversees NASA. Some Texans hope that Pelosi will turn...
  • Houston’s Very Own Miss Piggy

    01/23/2006 1:52:17 PM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 43 replies · 1,480+ views
    The Houston Conservative/MND ^ | Monday, January 23, 2006 | Will Malven
    Be proud Houston, we’ve got our very own Miss Piggy. She is working for us under the highly dubious nom de guerre, Sheila Jackson Lee. Our Miss Piggy-oops, excuse me, Ms. Piggy-is a true champion of egalitarian principles. She reportedly abuses all of her staff equally, without regard for race, color, or national origin. Pay no attention to the complaint filed by one of her former staff for sex and race discrimination. Her complaint was dismissed...because she filed too late. True to her efforts to emulate the object of Kermit’s affection, Our Miss Piggy is a prima donna. When on...
  • Houston’s Very Own Miss Piggy

    01/23/2006 3:02:10 PM PST · by MensRightsActivist · 14 replies · 1,076+ views
    The Houston Conservative ^ | Jan. 23, 2006 | Will Malven
    “Jackson Lee usually gets first-class upgrades from the airline. But on this particular flight first class was full. After cabin attendants delivered the bad news and showed her to the coach section, Jackson Lee exploded, said one witness. ‘When she saw that she had to sit with other people, she started shouting that she was in Congress and worked hard. She was really loud. Everybody in the plane could hear.’ Frequent flyers say that such outbursts are common whenever Jackson Lee is on board. The Continental crew seemed to take the whole situation in stride. Attendants scurried around to find...
  • Black hurricane namesbrewing swirl of dissent

    12/12/2005 6:19:29 AM PST · by Mulch · 140 replies · 3,210+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 3, 2003 | Joe Kovacs
    Do devastating hurricanes need help from affirmative action? A member of Congress apparently thinks so, and is demanding the storms be given names that sound "black." The congressional newspaper the Hill reported this week that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, feels that the current names are too "lily white," and is seeking to have better representation for names reflecting African-Americans and other ethnic groups. "All racial groups should be represented," Lee said, according to the Hill. She hoped federal weather officials "would try to be inclusive of African-American names." A sampling of popular names that could be used include Keisha,...
  • Simple Question on Iraq Dumbfounds Dems

    12/09/2005 6:40:37 AM PST · by rdb3 · 37 replies · 1,519+ views
    Human Events ^ | 9 DECEMBER 2005 | Amanda B. Carpenter
    Simple Question on Iraq Dumbfounds Democratsby Amanda B. CarpenterPosted Dec 9, 2005House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) claimed this week she had not heard the stated position of Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D.-Md.) that it would be a disaster for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq—a position that sharply contrasts with her own call for U.S. troops to be removed within six months. In a written statement released November 30 following President Bush’s speech on the Iraq War at the U.S. Naval Academy, Hoyer said: “I believe a precipitous withdrawal of American forces in Iraq could lead to disaster, spawning...
  • Miers Supported Minority Program for State Bar

    10/23/2005 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 47 replies · 1,236+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/22/5 | Michael Janofsky
    When Harriet E. Miers, President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, was moving toward the presidency of the State Bar of Texas in 1992, she enthusiastically supported an effort by the group to guarantee positions on its board of directors to female and minority lawyers, her two immediate predecessors said on Saturday. The two former presidents said Ms. Miers had recognized the value in making sure the group's leadership reflected the state's diversity. Ms. Miers's position at the time, which was reported in The Washington Post on Saturday, concerns some conservative groups, who fear that her support for diversity may veil sympathies...
  • Where is Shelia Jackson Lee as people pour into Houston?

    09/03/2005 5:18:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 93 replies · 2,290+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 3, 2005
    I've searched but can not find news of Rep Shelia Jackson Lee. She represents the 18th Congressional District in the city of Houston, TX. Why isn't Shelia in the Astrodome meeting, greeting and helping the victims from New Orleans, alongside the rest of the Houston volunteers?
  • Jackson Lee visits anti-war campers

    08/22/2005 11:57:57 PM PDT · by Shawndell Green · 27 replies · 721+ views
    AP via ^ | Aug. 22, 2005 | JAMIE STENGLE
    Congresswoman calls for the U.S. to bring troops home CRAWFORD - U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee visited the anti-war inspired "Camp Casey" near President Bush's ranch on Monday, lending support and words of encouragement to several families whose loved ones died in Iraq. "It is time to bring our troops home," Lee said at the demonstration Cindy Sheehan, of Vacaville, Calif., started on Aug. 6. Sheehan, whose 24-year-old son Army Spc. Casey Sheehan died last year in Iraq, is currently in Los Angeles to be with her mother, who had a stroke. But about 60 other people were spread between...
  • Whining Dems on AWB Sunset(McDermott, Blumenauer, Feinswine, Swimmer, Jim Moron, Lenin, Jackson-Lee)

    09/14/2004 9:57:18 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 75 replies · 2,195+ views
    Thomas ^ | 9-13-04 | Congresscritters
    9-13-04 - Jim McDermott Mr. MCDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, in the one minute it will take to read these remarks, an Uzi can fire off 1,700 rounds. Uzis and similar assault weapons are about to be legal again, as if we don't have enough to worry about in America. For the past ten years, the assault weapons ban has protected Americans from these lethal, military-designed guns. These weapons are not used for hunting animals. They are used to kill human beings. The assault weapons ban has bipartisan support, both in Congress and across the nation. Seventy-five percent of Americans want to...
  • (Sheila) Jackson Lee foe drops challenge

    08/05/2004 5:10:49 PM PDT · by weegee · 12 replies · 534+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 4, 2004, 12:55AM | no byline
    A candidate hoping to unseat U.S. Rep Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, in November has filed a notice to withdraw a lawsuit challenging her candidacy. Tom Bazan, an independent candidate for the 18th Congressional District, did not file his lawsuit on time and filed notice Monday to withdraw it, his attorney said. Bazan had claimed Jackson Lee had failed to file her application in time for the Democratic primary earlier this year.
  • Political Crisis in Haiti (Pure Theater from 3 March)

    03/06/2004 12:44:18 PM PST · by leadpenny · 15 replies · 122+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 03Mar04
    House Committee Political Crisis in Haiti International Relations, Western Hemisphere Washington, District of Columbia (United States) ID: 180815 - 03/03/2004 - 4:49 - $300.00 Ballenger, Cass, U.S. Representative, R-NC Carney, Timothy, Ambassador, United States, Haiti Franco, Adolfo, Official, U.S. Agency for Intl. Development, Latin American Affairs Dewey, Arthur, Assistant Secretary, Department of State, Popul.,Refugees,Migr.Bur. Sachs, Jeffrey, Professor, Columbia University Maguire, Robert, Assistant Professor, Trinity College, International Affairs Noriega, Roger, Assistant Secretary, Department of State, Western Hemisphere Affairs Paquiot, Pierre Marie, President, University of Haiti Marville, Orlando, Election Observer Witnesses testified about the insurgency in Haiti that forced President Aristide to...
  • TX Democrats Donate $230,000 to Party, Fund

    10/23/2003 12:44:13 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 221+ views
    Democrats donate $230,000 to party, fund Associated Press DALLAS (AP) - Since the redistricting fight erupted last spring, 13 of the 17 Texas Democrats in Congress have donated more than $230,000 to the state Democratic party and a political fund dedicated to re-electing state lawmakers. Quarterly financial reports filed by the congressional Democrats last week show they donated $141,000 from their campaign funds to the state Democratic Party, The Dallas Morning News reported in Wednesday's editions. The contributions ranged from $5,000 from Reps. Nick Lampson of Beaumont and Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston to $50,000 from Rep. Martin Frost of...