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Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Representing the 13th District of California

In The News

Feb 17, 2015 In The News

Barbara Lee wants Congress to get serious about issues of war and peace.

Feb 15, 2015 In The News

Congresswoman Lee joined the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on Sunday, February 15th to discuss the need for a full debate on any military force authorization proposals. 

Feb 11, 2015 In The News

With President Obama and congressional leaders negotiating the terms of a new war resolution to counter the Islamic State, a key antiwar Democrat is pushing what amounts to a peace bill.

Feb 11, 2015 In The News
Here at Girl Scouts, we firmly believe that girls can’t be what they can’t see. That’s especially true for young girls of color, who don’t always have the opportunity to see women of color taking on leadership positions on a larger scale. Today, we’re honoring Congresswoman Barbara Lee: a lawmaker, defender of the poor, and Girl Scout alumna.
Feb 6, 2015 In The News

Congresswoman Barbara Lee welcomed Attorney General Eric Holder to Oakland Thursday for a roundtable discussion around building trust between the community and law enforcement.

Jan 29, 2015 In The News

In the House of Representatives, Congressman Mark Sanford (SC-01) and Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will introduce on Monday the “Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.” It is the companion bill to its Senate counterpart introduced today by Jeff Flake (AZ) and Patrick Leahy (VT). The bill simply removes the travel ban to Cuba that has been in place for more than 50 years.

Jan 21, 2015 In The News

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that trade deals that outsource American jobs "wreak havoc" on minorities.

Lee's comments in a brief House floor speech came after President Obama urged Congress to give him trade promotion authority, which many Democrats oppose.

Jan 19, 2015 In The News

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, is calling on Americans to work for an equal America as the nation celebrates the birthday of the late Martin Luther King Jr.

Lee said in a statement:“Each year, we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recommit ourselves to realizing his dream of equality and justice for all.”

Jan 17, 2015 In The News

In the aftermath of protests over police killings of black civilians, local officials and residents discussed a wide variety of topics that ranged from the improvement of police and community relations to broader social issues at a five-hour-long City Council meeting Saturday morning.

Jan 14, 2015 In The News

I know little to nothing about Jean-Pierre Gorges, other than that he is a member of the French National Assembly and that he alone, out of 502 lawmakers, voted against expanding France's participation in the US-led war against Islamic State militants.