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After Kalief Browder's Death, U.S. Lawmakers Demand Better Treatment of Incarcerated Kids

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) announced Wednesday that she is introducing several bills to improve the treatment of incarcerated yo...

Here are the 241 Bills and Resolutions Introduced on the First Day of Congress

Marci Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Marci Harris

Leaders were elected, Members took their oaths, and in short order, they got to work introducing bills on the first day of the 114th Congress.

Dem Rep. 'Enormously Disappointed' In Steve Scalise

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said she's "enormously disappointed" in reports that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke at a conference...

Sheila Jackson Lee Wins Re-Election To Congress In 2014 Texas Midterms

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) defeated Republican Sean Seibert on Tuesday in the race to represent Texas' 18th District. Lee was first elected to rep...

Democrat Applies Pressure To 'Stand Your Ground' States With New Bill

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

In light of the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin and subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman, one member of Congress wants to pass legis...

Obama's Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

It's now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, so each provision can be neatly fitted with cement shoes and delivered to the bottom of the Potomac.

Clarity From Snowden -- But Murky Response From Progressives in Congress

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The Progressive Caucus could supply a principled counterweight to the bombast coming from the likes of Boehner and Feinstein. But for that to happen, leaders of the caucus would need to set a good example by putting up a real fight.

Danielle Schlanger

House Democrats Call To End Deportation | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight House Democrats called Wednesday for the president to halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants and stop separating families...

Momentum Building to Cancel the Sequester

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Congress created the sequester and it is up to Congress to find a solution to this problem. We have momentum on our side. It's time to cancel the sequester.

Dave Jamieson

House Dems Push For Sequester Repeal | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With automatic budget cuts set to kick in Friday, a group of progressive Democrats in the House has launched a late-game bid to repeal t...

Most of Progressive Caucus Taking a Dive on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.

Howard Fineman

Lee: Biden Emphasizes History To Dems | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

Ducking out of the closed-door meeting of Democrats to attend another event, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas said that Vice President Joe Biden had m...

Elise Foley

House Republicans' Immigration Bill Receives Official Opposition From White House | Elise Foley | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced on Wednesday its opposition to the latest House Republican effort on immigration: a bill that would e...

Amanda Terkel

Senate Likely To Remain Without African-American Members For Years | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Senate were representative of the U.S. population, 13 of its 100 members would be African-American. But there have been only si...

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Reveal Their Plans If Mitt Romney Wins In November | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The November election is still two months away, and President Barack Obama's reelection is anything but certain. Yet Democrats are ...

Elise Foley

OOPS: Rep. Seems To Reveal Name Of Undercover Agent | Elise Foley | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) appeared for a moment to have revealed the name of an undercover CIA agent on Thursday when she mistak...

Michael McAuliff

In 'Abnormal' GOP Race, Some Think Newt Could Win | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt could prove to be a more satisfying flavor to Republican voters than conventional wisdom would suggest, say lawmakers who arrived o...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Move Forward With Subpoena Effort On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on the immigration subcommittee voted on Wednesday to authorize a subpoena of the Obama administration over its deport...

Rick Perry Attacked Over Confederate Flag Issue

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is running for the Republican nomination for president, for "fooling around wi...

Commentary on Comments: Wolves, Pipelines, and Dams, Oh My

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Everyone has something to say about something these days, on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. All fine and dandy. But there's another way to get heard: by putting your two cents on the record through what's known as the public comment period.

GOP Congressman's Budget By 1,000 Cuts

Roll Call | Janie Lorber and Annie Shuppy | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

When it comes to cost-saving amendments, Rep. Paul Broun can't be beat, even if he rarely wins....

The Worst Boss In Washington? Congresswoman Goes Through 11 Chiefs Of Staff In 11 Years

Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has one of the highest staff turnover rates in Congress, having gone through 11 chiefs of staff in the past 11 years...

Obama's Tax Deal: How Leaving Out the 99ers Impacts 2012 (VIDEO)

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Ritz

Soon, millions of middle class American citizens will join them in their plunge through the torn safety net this deal does not repair. And they will vote in 2012.

Arthur Delaney

Sheila Jackson Lee: Include 99ers In Tax Deal | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said on the House floor Thursday that any deal to preserve tax cuts for the rich ought to include help...

Tea Party Talk: Racism, Palin, and the Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mayhill Fowler

This weekend was supposed to have been the weekend that showcased Sharron Angle for the Tea Party-at-large. But now it is difficult not to conclude that, as the Tea Party Express candidate, she has been crippled instead.