Texas House Dem arrested in voting rights protest

Washington 07/31/21, 03:10

Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was arrested Thursday, July 29, while participating in a voting protest in Washington. Lee headed a march of Black voting rights activists outside a Senate Hart Building to protest the passing of Democrats-backed legislation on voting rights, For the People Act. The bills passed the House ...

O’Rourke says he would support commission on reparations

2022 Campaign 04/03/19, 11:02

Beto O'Rourke says if he is elected president, he would support a House bill that would create a commission to study reparations to African Americans over slavery. Speaking Wednesday at Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention in New York, the Democratic presidential candidate said he would back a bill sponsored by ...

Jackson Lee steps down as Judiciary subcommittee chairwoman

Politics 01/23/19, 15:50

Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas is stepping down from her position as leader of one of the House Judiciary Committee's key subcommittees following a lawsuit from a former employee who says her sexual assault complaint was mishandled. House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said it was Jackson Lee's ...

Texas congresswoman fires intern arrested for data leak

U.S. 10/05/18, 09:23

A Houston Democratic congresswoman has fired an unpaid intern after he was arrested by the U.S. Capitol police, accused of posting online the home addresses of Republican senators backing Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.The Dallas Morning News reports that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee fired 27-year-old Jackson Cosko after ...

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