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The Word “Welfare” - In January of 2014, Texas Representative Sheila Jackson Lee took to the House floor to propose banning the word ‘welfare’ from the government’s vocabulary. Using the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty, Lee said, "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." Jackson Lee was referring to all welfare, including food stamps, unemployment, Medicaid, and Medicare.

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** FILE ** House Homeland Security Committee member Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, holds up photographs as she questions Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, during the committee's hearing regarding the growing problem of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the US. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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From left, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Clive Davis, Aretha Franklin and Denzel Washington attend Aretha's 72nd birthday celebration on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, denies discriminating against and mocking a staffer with a vision disability, but a judge says the federal lawsuit by the now-former staffer can go forward. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, denies discriminating against and mocking a staffer with a vision disability, but a judge says the federal lawsuit by the now-former staffer can go forward. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat (Associated Press/FILE)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, is the target of a lawsuit by an ex-aide who claims the congresswoman is not a true advocate for the disabled. The ex-aide, who has a vision disability, has filed suit.

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Ted Nugent and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee after the State of the Union speech.

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Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee, D-Texas, right, and others arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2103, for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (center), Texas Democrat, offers words to Tracy Martin (left) and Sybrina Fulton, parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, as they appear March 27, 2012, at a House briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)