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If anyone wanted further evidence that Congress is stalled in its effort to pass a separate resolution authorizing military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a House hearing Wednesday provided plenty of signs.
The first wave of American tourists hasn't yet hit the beaches of Havana, but members of Congress are—in record numbers.
Reps. Barbara Lee and John Fleming are highly dubious at best about President Barack Obama's requests for enhanced powers to make trade deals and to deploy the U.S. military. And that's like oil and water mixing easily.
Barbara Lee wants Congress to get serious about issues of war and peace.
Congresswoman Lee joined the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on Sunday, February 15th to discuss the need for a full debate on any military force authorization proposals.
With President Obama and congressional leaders negotiating the terms of a new war resolution to counter the Islamic State, a key antiwar Democrat is pushing what amounts to a peace bill.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee welcomed Attorney General Eric Holder to Oakland Thursday for a roundtable discussion around building trust between the community and law enforcement.
In the House of Representatives, Congressman Mark Sanford (SC-01) and Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will introduce on Monday the “Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.” It is the companion bill to its Senate counterpart introduced today by Jeff Flake (AZ) and Patrick Leahy (VT). The bill simply removes the travel ban to Cuba that has been in place for more than 50 years.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that trade deals that outsource American jobs "wreak havoc" on minorities.
Lee's comments in a brief House floor speech came after President Obama urged Congress to give him trade promotion authority, which many Democrats oppose.