Press Releases

Press Releases

Congresswoman Barbara Lee: Senate Republicans Just Betrayed the American People

December 02, 2017

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after Senate Republicans passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

“Today Senate Republicans passed a tax scam that will make it harder for working people to get ahead. Let me be c ...

Issues: Health Care,Poverty,Economy and Jobs

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Commemorates Ghost Ship Fire Anniversary

December 01, 2017

Oakland, CA Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Ghost Ship Fire:

"As we mark the one year anniversary of the tragic Ghost Ship Fire, my thoughts and prayers remain with the survivors and the famili ...

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CBC Reacts to New Report on Diversity in Tech

December 01, 2017

Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) - led by Chairman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA), and Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Bobby Scott (D-VA) – today issued the following statements after the release of a Government Accountability ...

Issues: Economy and Jobs,Education

Articles & Op-Eds

Articles & Op-Eds

East Bay Times: We must close the racial wealth divide

October 07, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported new data showing median incomes rising sharply in the San Francisco area. While many in the Bay Area latched onto the promising economic outlook, I was immediately struck by the glaring headline that was missed.

Black households, already far below ...

Articles & Op-Eds

How Barbara Lee Became An Army of One

July 30, 2017

It’s a recent Wednesday afternoon, and Barbara Lee’s communications director is trying to find her. She’s scheduled to give a speech in nine minutes, and she hasn’t read it yet.

The anti-war congresswoman—from an ultraliberal congressional district that inclu ...

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Rep. Lee closer to goal of revising military-force resolution

July 29, 2017

For Rep. Barbara Lee, a loss can be just a stop on the road to victory.

A little more than a week ago, the Oakland Democrat’s amendment calling for repeal of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which allows presidents to wage war against terrorists without direct congr ...

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