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Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Representing the 13th District of California


Caribbean, Haiti, and Cuba

The strength of the United States is embodied in its diverse and inclusive heritage. Our history has been enriched by our Caribbean neighbors, who have contributed to American culture across a wide range of disciplines, including the arts, business, and politics.

Civil Rights

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Economy and Jobs

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee believes that equal access to high-quality, public school education is critical to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to succeed.

Energy and Environment

As a member of the House Sustainable Energy and the Environment Coalition, Congresswoman Lee is committed to defending the environment. She opposes attempts to cut spending on environmental and health protections and supports maintaining and strengthening current environmental protection standards.

Global Peace & Security

As a leading voice in Congress for global peace and security and international cooperation, Congresswoman Lee has advocated for policies that reduce conflict, end war, and address the conditions that spark violence.

Health Care

Congresswoman Lee believes that access to affordable, quality health care is a fundamental human right. As a psychiatric social worker, Congresswoman Lee strongly supports the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in 2010.


Congresswoman Lee is leading the charge on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since entering Congress in 1998, Rep. Lee has authored or coauthored every major piece of legislation relating to HIV/AIDS, both domestically and internationally.


America is a country built by immigrants and our diverse backgrounds enrich our nation, grow the economy, and spur creativity and innovation. Congresswoman Lee believes it is long past time to fix our broken system by passing fair and comprehensive immigration reform. 


Congresswoman Lee is a founding member and vice chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. She is proud to stand with 113 bipartisan members to continue the work of ensuring that every American is treated equally under the law, no matter their race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Proposition 8, Congresswoman Lee welcomed marriage equality back to California by officiating same-sex weddings in front of Oakland City Hall.


For Congresswoman Barbara Lee, it is both unacceptable and deeply immoral that the wealthiest nation on Earth has more than 45 million people living in poverty. In her roles as the Chair of the Whip’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity and the Co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Poverty and Economy Task Force, Rep.


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To find more information on Congresswoman Lee's positions, please contact the office.  


It’s shameful that in 2014, women are still paid less than men for doing the same work. It’s reprehensible that women’s constitutionally-guaranteed right to reproductive freedom is up for debate. And it’s unacceptable that Republicans in Congress continue to wage their “War on Women” and promote outdated, sexist policies.