Bay Area Lawmaker: DeVos' 'Head Is In The Sand' On Race Issues In SchoolsCalifornia Rep. Barbara Lee pressed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for more details about the Education Department's moves to delay or roll back several Obama-era regulations.
Oakland Congresswoman Calls Foul After Panel Cuts War Authority AmendmentOakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Wednesday accused Republican leaders of underhanded tactics after a GOP-controlled panel stripped from a military spending bill her amendment to force a debate to give president new authority for military action against terrorist groups.
Rep. Barbara Lee Wins GOP Controlled-Panel Vote To Debate New War AuthorizationA GOP-controlled House committee unexpectedly agreed to a proposal by California Democrat Barbara Lee to force a debate on a new war authorization.
President Trump's Cuba Restrictions Met With Bipartisan OppositionOpponents of further Cuba restrictions say it could harm the Cuban people, not help them.
Trump Administration Position On Syria's Assad Decried By LawmakersMembers of Congress are expressing their concerns that the Trump administration is not focused on the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
White House Proposes Immediate Cuts To Pell Grants, HIV Research, Food AssistanceThe White House is proposing an immediate $18 billion in cuts to programs that aim to promote education, scientific research, and diplomacy.
Members Of Congress Push Back Against New U.S. Troop Deployments In SyriaFollowing the revelation this week that 400 more U.S. ground troops were deployed to Syria, a Bay Area congresswoman introduced a bill Friday to block further deployments without Congressional debate or authorization.
California Democrats Hold National Day of Action On Gun Violence PreventionIn California, and around the country, politicians are planning to take part in Wednesday's National Day of Action on Gun Violence Prevention.
Democrats End 25-Hour House Floor Protest Over Gun ControlWeary but jubilant House Democrats ended their extraordinary sit-in on the chamber's floor Thursday more than 24 hours after it began, a protest that let them broadcast their demands around the world for gun-control votes in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub.
Bay Area Democrats Speak Out For Gun Control At House Sit-In ProtestMany Bay Area Democrats spoke out in favor of gun control at the House sit-in on Capitol Hill.
Peek Inside 21st Amendment's Brand New 5-Acre San Leandro BreweryThe brewery will open to the public June 26, 2015.
Does An East Bay Congresswoman Have A Better Plan Than The President For Combating ISIS?Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who represents parts of the East Bay, talks about her plan for combating ISIS, but her critics are calling it a peace bill.