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ON TAX DAY, CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA LEE RENEWS CALL FOR A FAIRER TAX CODE FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS

Apr 15, 2014 Press Release

On Tax Day, Congresswoman Barbara Lee reiterated her call for Congress to take steps to restore tax fairness for America’s middle class and low-income families.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces 1.3 M Grant to The Unity Council for Head Start Programs

Apr 14, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Blasts Ryan Budget on House Floor

Apr 10, 2014 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoke on the House Floor in strong support of the Democratic Alternative Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 and in opposition to the Ryan Budget, which passed the House 219 to 205. Her remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below. A video of her floor statement can be found here. Earlier this week, she spoke in support of both the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus Budgets.

Feb 20, 2014

"Here we go again," Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. "It's another battle in the war on women."

Feb 4, 2014

I owe Sarah Silverman a huge debt of gratitude. I had been wringing my hands and shaking my head over the news that women's rights and health care are going to be at the center of upcoming political debates and elections. To tell the truth, I was surprised that women's reproductive rights are an "unexpectedly animating issue in the 2014 midterm elections" according to a New York Times article published a couple of weeks ago. As California Democrat, Barbara Lee said, "Here we go again. It's another battle in the war on women."

Feb 1, 2014

“Here we go again. It’s another battle in the war on women,” said Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of California after the House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to impose tighter restrictions on federal payments for abortions. Although the bill stands no chance of being passed by the Democrat-controlled Senate and the White House has already threatened to veto the legislation, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act has thrust the issue of a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy to the forefront of national debate in 2014, a congressional election year.

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