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  • 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...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Repeatedly Confuses Sandy Hook With Superstorm Sandy on CNN

    09/05/2017 3:51:53 PM PDT · by bgill · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 29, 2017 | Paul Crookston
    Alisyn Camerota asked about her votes on Hurricane Sandy relief, and Lee said she did help "Sandy Hook victims." "As I said, I voted on legislation to help the Sandy Hook victims," Lee replied to Camerota's question. "Superstorm Sandy," Camerota interjected. "Sandy super storm," Lee immediately said, before making the same mistake seconds later. "The Sandy Hook vote took many times and my vote was for the maximum amount of money," Lee said in the course of answering. Later, she was asked about Gov. Chris Christie (R., N.J.) urging House members to fund Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, and Lee called...
  • Two dozen Democrats get behind bill to lay foundation for removing Trump

    06/30/2017 5:23:01 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 81 replies
    A Democratic congressman has proposed convening a special committee of psychiatrists and other doctors whose job would be to determine if President Donald Trump is fit to serve in the Oval Office. Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, who also teaches constitutional law at American University, has predictably failed to attract any Republicans to his banner. But the U.S. Constitution's 25th Amendment does allow for a majority of the president's cabinet, or 'such other body as Congress may by law provide,' to decide if an Oval Office occupant is unable to carry out his duties – and then to put it to...
  • Three Democrat Lawmakers On Witness List For Former Representative Corrine Brown’s Fraud Trial

    04/17/2017 10:44:37 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Madeleine Weast
    Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.) / AP The attorney for former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.) named three members of Congress, all fellow Democrats, as potential defense witnesses for Brown's upcoming fraud trial. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas), Bennie Thompson (D., Miss), and Marcia Fudge, (D., Ohio) were all named on the witness list, filed Friday evening with Jacksonville, Florida's federal court, and are expected to be asked about Brown's involvement with causes she addressed in Congress, the Florida Times-Union reported over the weekend. Jesse Jackson, University of North Florida President John Delaney, and civil rights activists Martin...
  • Vanity: Sheila Jackson Lee Townhall on Health Care 11 March

    For those of you wishing to "attend". Only 888 tickets left. Will Houstonians Lose Coverage? What’s in the New Health Care Bill? FIND OUT at a Critical Health Care Listening Session Hosted By Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. On Saturday, March 11, 2017, the Congresswoman will host a Health Care Meeting and Critical Listening Session at 3pm at Hamilton Middle School, located at 139 East 20th Street, Houston, TX, 77008. The Congresswoman will be joined by health care professionals and concerned citizens who just want to know the truth. WHO: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee WHAT: Town Hall on Health Care WHEN:...
  • Democrats don't accept election outcome — again

    01/07/2017 3:33:30 PM PST · by OddLane · 18 replies
    Washington Exajiher ^ | January 6, 2017 | Tim Carney
    The last time Congressional Democrats peaceably accepted a GOP victory in the Electoral College was 1988. In 2000, 2004 and 2016, Democrats in Congress objected, tried to object, and generally disrupted the process of certifying the Electoral College vote. They did so with no substantive grounds, instead just for the political theater of it. Today's certification of the Electoral College wasn't just a ceremony, but it also wasn't a debate over who should be president. The question before the chamber was whether the votes being presented were valid votes from valid electors. No Democrats made any case that the electors...
  • Video: Counting of Electoral College Votes The House and Senate convened for a joint session

    01/06/2017 6:12:30 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 45 replies
    C-SPAN (video) ^ | 1/6/2017 | U.S. Congress Joint Session
    It's the sequel 16 years in the making and even better than the original...after their last failed stint in 2001 to overturn an election with multiple bogus objections to the Electoral College Votes, the Congressional Golden Girls return in dramatic fashion with a strong supporting cast of fellow Congressmen and random protesters. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-CA) anchor the starring cast, with a stunning last second cameo performance from Maxine Waters (D-CA), one of the stars from the 2001 original. Other notable appearances: Vice President Joe Biden forced to repeatedly rule on the nonsensical objections that were...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Texas Is ‘Going to Be in the Column for Hillary Rodham Clinton’

    09/09/2016 4:16:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 86 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | PAM KEY
    Friday on MSNBC, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said, “This race is very close. I think we’re going to make history in Texas, and frankly, I think we’re going to be in the column for Hillary Rodham Clinton.” Jackson Lee said, “Let me say that I’m very proud of The Dallas Morning News among many other papers in the state of Texas, but I’m very proud of my fellow it Texans.
  • 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...
  • “Stop Mass Killings By Violent Terrorists Act”. [ Hillary would then be deemed unsafe to own a gun!]

    06/18/2016 1:39:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    www.govtrack.us ^ | June 18,2016 | Sheila Jackson Lee
    Full Title To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require a criminal background check to be conducted before a federally licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer may transfer a large capacity ammunition feeding device to a non-licensee, and to prohibit a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device from being so transferred until the Attorney General has verified that the prospective transferee has truthfully answered questions about whether the prospective transferee has been contacted recently by Federal law enforcement authorities.
  • Jackson Lee: Let disabled vets use METRO HOT lanes toll-free

    03/05/2016 5:12:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    KTRK-TV Houston ^ | March 1, 2016 | Ted Oberg
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- METRO is getting pressure from veterans and a Houston congresswoman to act quickly on allowing disabled vets to drive the transit agency's high occupancy transit lanes for free, which most other Texas toll authorities offer. Surrounded by veterans Tuesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said she was baffled why the transit agency could not implement what she described as a "simple request." "A constituent called and said they wanted to be able to access the HOT lanes for free, without cost during off-peak hours," Jackson Lee said. "I really thought it was a simple request. I did...
  • Jackson Lee: Obama Already Fixed The Border

    01/24/2016 8:25:25 PM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2015January 24, 2016 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS 10:03 PM 01/21/2015
    Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said President Obama has already successfully secured the U.S. border, and objected to the tone of a House border security bill she said militarizes the country. "The president has spent $108 billion on border security, and we have been successful," Jackson Lee said in a Homeland Security committee markup Wednesday. "Oh we've had our moments, but we have been successful."
  • Sylvester Turner wins Houston mayoral runoff election

    12/12/2015 8:45:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    OUSTON - Sylvester Turner won the Houston mayoral runoff election Saturday evening. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Saturday after a day of bad weather worried candidates about voter turnout. ELECTION RESULTS:http://www.khou.com/elections Volunteers for both candidates tailored their phone bank messages on election eve, urging voters to cast their ballots in the morning rather than waiting until the afternoon. Although conventional political wisdom says rainy weather generally works against Democrats, this campaign has been anything but conventional.
  • Clinton to press for early voting expansion in states [Shelia Jackson-Lee hosting Houston event]

    06/04/2015 2:22:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Independent Tribune ^ | June 4, 2015 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for an expansion of early voting and pushing back against Republican-led efforts to restrict voting access, laying down a marker on voting rights at the start of her presidential campaign. The Democratic presidential candidate is using a speech Thursday at historically black Texas Southern University to denounce voting restrictions in North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Wisconsin and encourage states to adopt a new national standard of no fewer than 20 days of early in-person voting, including weekend and evening voting.... "Time and again members of the 2016 Republican field have put partisan...
  • America Is Being Run Just Like Baltimore

    05/31/2015 9:50:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Congressional Black Caucus is the most ridiculously corrupt part of an already corrupt Congress. A study two years ago found that a third of black congressmen had been named in an ethics probe during their careers. 5 of the 6 members under review by the House Ethics Committee that year were CBCers. In 2009, every single member of Congress under investigation was from the same old gang. Like the Clinton Foundation, the CBC exists to trade money for influence. The Caucus takes in tens of millions from major corporations and spends it on parties for its members and funnels...
  • 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    05/13/2015 11:32:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 29 minutes ago | Scott Higham, Steven Rich and Alice Crites
    Washington • The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference at Baku on the Caspian Sea in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members, according to a confidential ethics report obtained by The Washington Post. Three former top aides to President Barack Obama appeared as speakers at the conference. Lawmakers and their staff members received hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of travel expenses, silk scarves, crystal tea sets and Azerbaijani rugs valued at $2,500 to $10,000, according to the ethics report. Airfare for the lawmakers and some of their spouses...
  • Sheila jackson Lee does it again!

    03/02/2015 8:51:13 AM PST · by Terry L Smith · 42 replies
    MSNBC: And let’s talk a little about that, congresswoman, because the fact is, as you said on this hearing you attended just last week there are very real threats, terrorist threats against Americans, and even right here in the homeland. How concerned are you about that reality in our future? SJL: Jose, I have — I call it a privilege. It certainly was a tragic privilege of serving on the homeland security committee since the heinous acts of 9/11. Many of us were there on the first opening day gavel of this committee. I had the onerous responsibility of visiting...
  • Pro-Abortion Members of Congress Use God to Justify Supporting Planned Parenthood

    02/02/2015 12:42:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 2/2/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    On January 26th, the Union Theological Seminary hosted a new event called the Congressional Faith Orientation on Capitol Hill. At the event, five democrat legislators spoke about how their faith influences their work in the legislature. According to the Christian Post, the representatives included, Sheila Jackson Lee, R-Texas, Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, and James Clyburn, D-South Carolina. In the past, these lawmakers have opposed pro- life legislation, and at the orientation a few of them argued against cutting funding of Planned Parenthood. In their opinion, it is ok for Christians to collaborate with the abortion giant because they are dedicated to...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama a 'Perfectionist,' Cruz Needs to 'Read a Little More'

    10/20/2014 5:35:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” host Wolf Blitzer sat down with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to ask her if she could confirm a Saturday report from The New York Times that claimed President Barack Obama was “seething” at administration officials for their handling of the Ebola response. After replaying a clip of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) calling for greater presidential leadership on the Ebola response, Blitzer asked Jackson Lee if she had been in touch with the White House. “You probably saw that story in The New York Times on Saturday saying the president was, quote, ‘seething’ because...
  • Dem Says Pro-Gun Demonstrations ‘Need to Be Canceled’

    08/19/2014 9:48:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said over the weekend that a gun rights group shouldn’t bother rescheduling a planned march through Houston’s Fifth Ward, and that these sorts of demonstrations “need to end.” Open Carry Texas was set to march through the political subdivision of Houston, but had to postpone the event. According to the Houston Chronicle, Jackson Lee and others gathered to say they oppose the group’s effort to raise awareness about the right to openly carry rifles and shotguns in Texas. “We come in peace,” said Jackson Lee. “On behalf of many thousands who live in this community...