Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, representing Texas’s 18th Congressional District, is the democratic Chief Deputy Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives.
She authored the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which created a new federal holiday and championed the Violence Against Women’s Act.
Now in her fourteenth term, she is a pivotal voice in Washington, known by many as the “Voice of Reason”.
Jackson Lee serves on three House Committees, chairs the Judiciary Subcommittee for Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security and has been recognized as one of the most effective and influential legislators.
Her legislative initiatives span various areas, notably justice reform and women’s rights.
She holds a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.
Married with two accomplished children, she is also a grandmother to twins.
I have listed the best quotes by Sheila Jackson Lee.
Best Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes
I’m a woman of a certain era. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
We have not won the battle against drug trafficking. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
I am about the people of the United States of America and the people of Houston, Texas. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
The greatness of Americans is that we are mosaic – we are diverse. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
Millions of Americans find community, comfort and support in their faith. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
As Members of Congress, we should not be using public office for private gain. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
I do the work in this office. I do it quietly and consistently, and I check off the boxes of who’s being helped and who’s in need. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
I think the Justice Department needs to be the final protector of the people of the United States of America. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
The uncomfortable truth is that the United States owes its position as the most powerful nation in the world to its slave-owning past. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they are living side by side. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
Famous Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes
The minority must have involvement in society. You can have different cultural practices that you accept. But if you are going to adopt democracy in government, then the government itself must allow the minority to be heard. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
We as Public Servants must not be silent! We have to speak to the pain of African American men and youth across the country during this time! We have to be firm about our voices being heard. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
Top Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes
I love the people I get to serve and I have wonderful colleagues that I get the chance to serve with. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
I take no issue with anyone who chooses to go out and castigate, because I’m a tough lady, and I have been in the skin of a woman and an African-American, and I understand the injustices we have to live through, and I just take it with a smile because I love the institution. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
The role of the federal government supporting the institution of slavery and subsequent discrimination directed against blacks is an injustice that must be formally acknowledged and addressed. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
Don’t you know who I am? I’m Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Where is my seafood meal? I know it was ordered! ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
What am I a prostitute? Am I your prostitute? You can’t prostitute me. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
I was in the Black Power movement. I feel as energized about Black Lives Matter. I don’t feel in any way separated from Black Lives Matter. I do believe we are hand and glove. I am the legislative tool. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
Popular Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes
I disagree that our border is in devastating condition. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
I think I’ve been a victim of discrimination, sexism and even racism, frankly, because I am sure there is a whole array of stories to be told, and I don’t go around trying to find out about them … I don’t worry about it. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
I join thousands across the world in condemning the military coup in Myanmar, led by the military’s commander in chief. This blatant attack on democracy demonstrates an utter disregard for the will of the people and cannot be ignored. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
Truth and reconciliation about the ‘original sin of American slavery’ is necessary to light the way to the beloved community we all seek. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
We will heal the nation, but we will not stop until the nation knows Black Lives Matter and reparations are passed as the most significant civil rights legislation of the 21st Century. Now is the time why we can’t wait. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
We now stand together on that mountain of which we never thought we would see. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
I will not back down. The President has lost the trust of the American people and needs to resign. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of, ‘a transitional living fund.’ For that is what it is – for people to be able to live. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
Powerful Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes
America has a right to the Second Amendment, but the people of America have a right to safety and the prevention of gun violence in their community. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the Tea Party. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
We want to isolate white supremacy. White racism, domestic terrorism, we want to look at each other as our fellow brothers and sisters. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
Marching with over a million women in support of our reproductive rights was one of the most empowering things I have done, both as a woman and as a Member of Congress. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
Today we have two Vietnams, side by side, north and south. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
We can’t wait that long. It is time for you to resign. Enough is enough. I love America. I love these people. And we need a Commander-in-Chief. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
Love is like a roller coaster. It can take you to the highest, most spectacular heights or drop you to bottom in seconds. However, even with the risks, love is undoubtedly worth it in the end. ~ Sheila Jackson Lee.
So these were the 37 top quotes about Sheila Jackson Lee.