Rep. Barbara Lee

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House Dem Warns Climate Change Will Force Millions Of Poor Women To Engage In ‘Transactional Sex’

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.

03/26/2015

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.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Dem Rep To Immigrant Minors: ‘I Felt Ashamed’ Of America

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.

07/30/2014

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.”  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rockefeller: Obama Opposed ‘Because He’s The Wrong Color,’ Fear Of Tea Party

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.”

05/08/2014

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California Rep: Raise State Minimum Wage To ‘$26 An Hour’

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.

05/05/2014