Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A collaborative political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Jackson-Lee, Sheila
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameSheila Jackson-Lee
Address4412 Almeda
Houston, Texas , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born January 12, 1950
Died Still Living (64 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifiedRBH
Feb 17, 2014 07:28pm
Tags Black - Very Liberal - Married - Christian - Straight -
InfoCongresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is serving her eighth term as a member of the United States House of Representatives. She represents the 18th Congressional District of Texas, centered in Houston, which is the energy capital of the world.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University with honors, followed by a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School. In the 110th Congress, Congresswoman Jackson Lee was named the new Chairwoman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection.

She sits on three Congressional Committees — the House Committees on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Foreign Affairs. The Congresswoman has authored several immigration bills, such as H.R. 750, the "Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2007", which sets forth a comprehensive and humane solution to the immigration problem. Rep. Jackson Lee introduced legislation to enhance federal enforcement of hate crimes with H.R. 254, the David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention of 2007. Rep. Jackson Lee also played a significant role in the recent renewal and reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. Congresswoman Jackson Lee contributed an amendment to the NASA reauthorization bill this year that will ensure equal access for minority and economically disadvantaged students to NASA’s education programs.

In addition, the Congresswoman launched the Dr. Mae C. Jemison Grant Program to work with institutions serving minorities to bring more women of color in the field of space and aeronautics. As Chairwoman of the Transportation Security and Infrastructure Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee, Congresswoman Jackson Lee has supported enhanced technology, better intelligence, increased airplane cargo inspections, increased security for railroads, and implementation of the 9/11 Commission report.

In addition, Congresswoman Jackson Lee is a founder, member, and co-chair of the Congressional Children's Caucus, the Pakistan Caucus, Afghan Caucus, and newly formed Algerian Caucus. Congresswoman Jackson Lee has been actively engaged in addressing and resolving the genocide in Darfur. Accordingly, she met with Sudanese refugees in Chad, for whom she secured additional funding, and African Union soldiers in Sudan.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee has been hailed by Ebony magazine as one of the "100 Most Fascinating Black Women of the 20th Century." "Congressional Quarterly" named Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee as one of the 50 most effective Members of Congress. "U.S. News and World Report" named her as one of the 10 most influential legislators in the House of Representatives. And the "Houston Chronicle" named Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee as one of the most influential and prolific legislators on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Jackson Lee recently received the 2006 Award for Policy at the 16th Annual Phillip Burton Immigration & Civil Rights Awards. In 2005, Congresswoman Jackson Lee was awarded the Drum Major Award for Public Service by the Revelation Urban Development Institute. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to Science, the National Technical Association (NTA) of Scientists and Engineers honored the Congresswoman with its Top Women in the Sciences Award. Congresswoman Jackson Lee was also awarded the "Legislator of the Year" by the National Mental Health Association for her outstanding work on mental health legislation.

Before her election to Congress, Congresswoman Jackson Lee served two terms as one of the first African American women At-Large members of the Houston City Council, where she chaired the first Human Relations Committee, along with the Airport and Cable Committees. Prior to her Council service, she was an Associate Municipal Court Judge for the City of Houston.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee is married to Dr. Elwyn C. Lee, who holds a dual position of Vice Chancellor and Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Houston System and the University of Houston, respectively. They have two children Erica, who is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Duke University, and Jason, who is a third year student at Harvard University.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 12, 2014 04:00pm News Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks the Constitution is 400 Years Old. It isn't.  Article Scott³ 
Jul 15, 2011 06:00pm Idiocy Jackson Lee: Congress complicating debt ceiling because Obama is black  Article Imperator 
Jun 15, 2011 09:00am Video Sheila Jackson Lee asks about ‘Christian militants’ during anti-Muslim hearing  Article Craverguy 
Mar 02, 2011 03:00pm General Congressional bosses from Hell: Sheila Jackson Lee  Article DFWDem 
Feb 09, 2011 09:00am Idiocy Jackson Lee blasts 'demeaning' Pepsi Super Bowl ad  Article Brandon 
Aug 13, 2009 06:00am Video Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee talks on the phone as a woman asks a question at a town hall event  Article Imperator 

DISCUSSION
[View All
12
Previous Messages]
Importance? 5.25000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/04/2014 TX District 18 ???
  03/04/2014 TX District 18 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 TX District 18 Won 75.01% (+52.43%)
  05/29/2012 TX District 18 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 TX - District 18 Won 70.15% (+42.90%)
  03/02/2010 TX District 18 - D Primary Won 67.00% (+38.67%)
  11/04/2008 TX - District 18 Won 77.32% (+56.98%)
  03/04/2008 TX District 18 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 TX - District 18 Won 76.62% (+57.51%)
  03/07/2006 TX District 18 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 TX - District 18 Won 92.80% (+87.90%)
  03/09/2004 TX - District 18 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 TX District 18 Won 76.91% (+55.21%)
  03/12/2002 TX District 18 - D Primary Won 94.40% (+88.81%)
  11/07/2000 TX District 18 Won 76.49% (+54.34%)
  11/03/1998 TX District 18 Won 89.95% (+79.89%)
  11/05/1996 TX District 18 Won 77.07% (+66.93%)
  11/08/1994 TX District 18 Won 73.48% (+49.08%)
  03/08/1994 TX District 18 - D Primary Won 63.42% (+26.85%)
  11/02/1993 Houston City Council At-Large 4 Won 63.29% (+46.32%)
  11/05/1991 Houston City Council At-Large 4 Won 63.49% (+35.51%)
  12/09/1989 Houston City Council At-Large 4 - Runoff Won 54.77% (+9.54%)
  11/07/1989 Houston City Council At-Large 4 Won 33.10% (+0.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
TX US Senate - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Rick Noriega
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Howard Dean
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 09, 2004 D Howard Dean
FEC COMMITTEES
C00287904 LEE, SHEILA JACKSON $ 160294.34