Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee voted to pass H.R. 51, legislation that would admit D.C. as the 51st state - securing for the city's 712,000 residents voting representation in Congress and full self-government.?Currently, Americans living in the District are subject to federal taxes and federal policies without full representation in the federal government or full self-governance at the local level.
This legislation, which was introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and has 216 De… Continue Reading
Today, Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the Tax on Wall Street Speculation Act along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and ten House Democrats.
The legislation imposes a tax of a fraction of a percent on the trades of stocks, bonds, and derivatives. This tax on Wall Street speculation, also known as a financial transaction tax, is estimated to generate up to $2.4 trillion in public revenue from wealthy investors over 10 years. An added … Continue Reading
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) today joined Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey in reintroducing the Green New Deal Resolution (GND). A copy of the resolution can be found HERE.
The Green New Deal resolution envisions a 10-year national mobilization, akin to FDR's New Deal, that would put millions to work in good-paying, union jobs repairing the nation's infrastructure, reducing air and water pollution, and fighting the intertwined economic, social, racial and cl… Continue Reading