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  • Exclusive: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s Staff Threatens Taxpayer For Asking About

    08/03/2014 1:18:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies ^ | july 31, 2014 | dwayne horner
    That was startling. I asked to speak to someone in the office to register my thoughts on a congresswoman lying on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. From there, it got crazy but not as crazy, and then a little crazier. I was transferred to a gentleman on Lee’s staff. When I again asked him about the contradiction and stated that perhaps I was confused, the man said “Oh look it here, we have one of those right wing, tea-bagger nut jobs on the phone taking his cues from FOX News.” He then accused me of being un-American,...
  • Sheila Jackson lee: us has been operating under Constitution for 400 years

    03/12/2014 3:51:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2014
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) either misspoke or showed her historical ignorance in a speech on the House floor when she declared that United States has been operating under our Constitution for 400 years...
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘We’ll Give President Obama a Number of Executive Orders

    02/04/2014 5:55:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/14 | Eric Scheiner
    ( - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.” Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus. “We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” Jackson Lee said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he...
  • Jackson Lee calls for unemployment benefits for 'working men and women'

    12/13/2013 7:48:39 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 34 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12-13-13 | Carol Christian
    In her fervor to save unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee apparently got a bit tongue-tied. The Houston Democrat called upon her fellow Congress members to extend jobless benefits for people with jobs. "Let us vote to provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women so that faces across America will not have the tear of desperation on their faces," she said Dec. 12 during brief remarks before she was gaveled to silence when her time expired. Jackson Lee's comment came on the eve of Congress leaving town for the holidays without addressing the impending...
  • Congressional Black Caucus recommends Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security Secretary

    07/30/2013 1:48:55 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 94 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 07/29/2013 | Hannah Jeffrey
    Conservative bloggers went wild Monday when they got wind of the Congressional Black Caucus’ suggestion that President Obama pick Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston for the post of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Rich Cooper, avid blogger for Security Debrief, responded to the news of the Jackson Lee recommendation in a post by saying, “Apparently, it is not a joke. For reasons that baffle any sense of reality, it is a serious gesture on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to encourage President Obama to nominate Rep. Jackson Lee as a replacement for outgoing-DHS Secretary...
  • Congressional bosses from Hell: Sheila Jackson Lee

    03/02/2011 7:09:59 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 109 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/02/2011 | Jonathan Strong
    She’ll make you wait “I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen,” Jackson Lee once said, and apparently she wasn’t kidding. Her employees describe waiting for their boss for hours on end, sometimes late into the night, while she attends events or even sits in her office watching TV. “You worked really, really, really late for her. When she was in town, you were in the office. So that meant, two, three, four o’clock in the morning – we were there,” one former staffer said. “She liked to hold her staff meetings — she would...
  • Texas, we have a chance to give Sheila Jackson Lee the boot.

    09/17/2010 5:30:44 AM PDT · by Sorry screen name in use · 39 replies
    We finally have someone running against the Sheila...It is possible to beat her in an off year. Lets get this New York born politician out of office.
  • Dem Rep Sheila Jackson Lee Tells NAACP: “All Those Who Wore Sheets a Long Time Ago.....

    07/15/2010 8:48:05 PM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-15-10 | Jim Hoft
    Original title: Dem Rep Sheila Jackson Lee Tells NAACP: “All Those Who Wore Sheets a Long Time Ago Lifted Them Off to Wear Tea Party Clothing” (Applause!) Those who used to wear sheets are now being able to walk down the aisle and speak as a patriot because you will not speak loudly about the lack of integrity of this movement. Don’t let anybody tell you that those who spit on us as we were walking to vote on a health care bill for all of America or those who said Congresswoman Jackson-Lee’s braids were too tight in her hair...
  • Obama endorses Sheila Jackson Lee

    02/27/2010 8:44:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies · 1,359+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 27, 2010 | JOE HOLLEY
    “The Big Enchilada!” That's how a spokesman for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee described the endorsement that came the Democratic congresswoman's way Saturday afternoon. No, it wasn't from a senator or labor union, as important as those endorsements may be to the incumbent from the 18th Congressional district. This one, it turns out, was the biggest enchilada. “Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is a tireless champion for Houston's working families,” President Barack Obama said in a statement released by the Jackson Lee campaign. “That's why we need her back in Congress to help my efforts to bring real jobs back to Houston...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Tells CNN that Video of Her Using Cell Phone "May Have Been Doctored" - Video

    08/13/2009 2:26:03 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 102 replies · 3,106+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 13, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of CNN's Rick Sanchez getting into a heated back and forth exchange with Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee over the fact she talked on her cell phone at a Town Hall Meeting while a woman was trying to ask her a question. NOTE: Video of Lee using Cell Phone at Town Hall included Sanchez asked her "What were you thinking?" Lee started rambling about everything except what he asked her about! Sanchez then interrupted Lee and said, Congresswoman, you are not answering my question." Lee actually said the video of her talking on the cell phone "may...
  • Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Meetings

    08/12/2009 8:29:15 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 58 replies · 3,801+ views
    Plant at now infamous town hall where Sheila Jackson Lee answered her phone claimed to be a doctor... but she lied... she isn't Houston Chronicle DID zero homework. Also, falsely representing yourself as a physician may be illegal under TX law (still developing). more at link
  • Jackson Lee says she doesn't know town hall 'doc'

    08/13/2009 10:10:12 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 121 replies · 4,439+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-13-09 | Mark Babineck and Allan Turner
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said today she does not know the woman who falsely claimed to be a physician when she made a statement supporting the White House's health care overhaul at the congresswoman's town hall meeting Tuesday. The woman, a University of Houston student named Roxana Mayer, is not a licensed physician, although she called herself one at the meeting and was incorrectly identified as such in Wednesday's editions of the Chronicle. In an e-mail to the Chronicle today, Mayer said she'd been advised not to talk further about the matter, but did not say who counseled her....
  • Who Paid for Sheila Jackson Lee's Visit to Michael Jackson'’s Funeral?

    07/26/2009 8:19:46 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 63 replies · 812+ views ^ | 07.26.2009 - 1:13 AM | James Kirchick -
    The most bizarre moment of the Michael Jackson memorial a few weeks ago at the Staples Center in Los Angeles had to be the rambling speech delivered by Sheila Jackson Lee, the joke of a woman who happens to represent part of Houston in the United States Congress. (At the time, Roll Call reported that Jackson Lee “has a history of making cameo appearances at funerals” and that her staff used to “cull the obituaries” to “find funerals” for her to attend.) There she announced that she would introduce a resolution on the House floor listing every single one of...
  • Houston lawmaker seeks probe into Harris legal system (Jackson-Lee shennanigans)

    07/07/2008 11:19:52 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 19 replies · 400+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/7/08 | RENEE LEE
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on Sunday called for congressional hearings to investigate what she calls ''the many downfalls" of the Harris County judicial system. Recent incidents, including a grand jury's decision not to indict a Pasadena man who shot and killed two men suspected of burglarizing his neighbor, have brought into question whether the system is fair and unbiased, she said. The Democrat, who represents District 18, said she is also concerned and frustrated about derogatory e-mails circulated in the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the handling of DNA evidence by the Houston Police Department crime lab and the number...
  • (Sheila) Jackson Lee foe drops challenge

    08/05/2004 5:10:49 PM PDT · by weegee · 12 replies · 534+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 4, 2004, 12:55AM | no byline
    A candidate hoping to unseat U.S. Rep Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, in November has filed a notice to withdraw a lawsuit challenging her candidacy. Tom Bazan, an independent candidate for the 18th Congressional District, did not file his lawsuit on time and filed notice Monday to withdraw it, his attorney said. Bazan had claimed Jackson Lee had failed to file her application in time for the Democratic primary earlier this year.
  • Talky? You Bet! - Sheila Jackson Lee's verbosity leads to a jackpot

    02/12/2004 11:50:17 AM PST · by weegee · 8 replies · 152+ views
    Houston Press ^ | February 12, 2004 | Richard Connelly
    Best-selling author Brad Meltzer's latest Washington thriller, The Zero Game, involves congressional staffers running betting pools on upcoming votes (naturally, things go awry, and the next vote is for…danger!). Since its publication, he's heard from lots of Capitol Hill folks regaling him with descriptions of real betting games that go on. One of which involves the loquaciousness of Houston's own (very loquacious) U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee. (Actually, Meltzer wouldn't identify the specific congressperson in question; one current Hill worker, though, says, "Lee is the only member I've heard of the game being played with.") How does it work? There's...
  • Jackson Lee invites terrorist dictator to Texas (my title)

    12/16/2003 12:30:42 PM PST · by GOPcapitalist · 35 replies · 340+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Ron Nissimov
    Jackson Lee said she was so impressed with Syrian President Bashar Assad during her visit that she invited him to speak in Texas, even though his country is designated by the United States as a rogue state and a sponsor of terrorism. "I'm sure someone will write a headline, `Congresswoman invites a terrorist'," Jackson Lee said. "But that's not what I'm trying to do." She said Assad showed his willingness to negotiate by meeting despite President Bush's signing on Friday of the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, which could impose sanctions on Syria. "He's a 39-year-old...
  • Saddam capture doesn't change Jackson Lee's mind [SJL invites Syrian Pres. to speak in TX]

    12/15/2003 7:41:14 PM PST · by HennepinPrisoner · 34 replies · 244+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/15/2003 | RON NISSIMOV
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said today that the capture of Saddam Hussein does nothing to change her opposition to the war in Iraq. "I believe we should have had a congressional vote before declaring war, and we should have allowed U.N. inspectors time to finish their work," Jackson Lee said during a news conference at Bush Intercontinental Airport. "As to WMDs (weapons of mass destruction), the fact they have not been found I believe shows I was right." One of the more outspoken congressional critics of the war in Iraq, Jackson Lee had returned to Houston from a...
  • (Queen Sheila) Jackson Lee Urges Officials to Reject (Houston) Rail Ballot Ruling

    09/21/2003 10:47:57 PM PDT · by anymouse · 5 replies · 222+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 21, 2003 | MIKE GLENN
    A member of Houston's congressional delegation wants federal transportation officials to reject an internal last-minute legal ruling that has prompted the latest assault on Metro's light rail plan. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta should reconsider the opinion from the Federal Transit Administration's chief counsel, ruling that Metro's ballot language would result in an elimination of federal funding if a bill making its way through Congress is signed into law, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said Sunday. "We've gone too far to be able to turn back now," she said, calling any construction delay resulting from the opinion "intolerable." Standing...
  • Lawmaker Wants to Put 'French' Back in Fries

    09/15/2003 12:23:47 PM PDT · by GeneD · 68 replies · 328+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - To get international help to rebuild Iraq, Congress may have to eat some French fries and French toast, according to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. Saying it is time to put aside differences with France, the Texas Democrat circulated a letter on Monday urging the House of Representatives to put back the word "French" back in fries and toast on House cafeteria and dining hall menus. Lawmakers ordered them renamed "Freedom" fries and "Freedom" toast last spring, reflecting anger at France for its opposition to the U.S.-led war to topple Saddam Hussein as Iraq's president. But times have...