Rep. Barbara Lee
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., proposed a resolution Wednesday that warns climate change and ensuing natural disasters will force millions of vulnerable and poverty-stricken women to engage in “transactional sex” in order to provide their families with adequate food and water.
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said on Tuesday that she “felt ashamed” of the U.S. for the way the country is handling an ongoing influx of unaccompanied immigrant children illegally crossing the Mexican border into America.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., ridiculed congressional lawmakers at a Tuesday transportation hearing, saying that many of his colleagues are afraid of “the tea party,” and others are opposed to any action under President Obama “because he’s the wrong color.”
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said that she supports raising the minimum wage in the state of California to $26 an hour, adding that she doesn’t think such a hike would hurt small business owners.