10.01.15

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Introduces Legislation Commemorating 70th Anniversary of the United Nations

Washington, DC – During this year’s United Nations General Assembly, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced legislation recognizing the 70th anniversary of the UN’s establishment.

“The United Nations is vital to our global community and essential to realizing a peaceful and prosperous shared future,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who is serving her second term as a congressional representative to the UN General Assembly. “Our country and global community faces unprecedented challenges. I believe that now, more than ever, the United States must be fully engaged in the United Nations and the international community as we work together to ensure a more just, peaceful and secure world.”

In addition to recognizing the UN’s 70th anniversary, Congresswoman Lee’s legislation, H. Con. Res. 77, applauds the UN’s work to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, commends the UN for its efforts to eradicate poverty and hunger and cites the UN’s humanitarian response to displacement crises in the Middle East and Africa. It also requests a Presidential proclamation calling on the American people to observe that 70th anniversary.

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Congresswoman Lee is a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, the Steering and Policy Committee, is a Senior Democratic Whip, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and co-chair of the Progressive Caucus. She serves as chair of the Whip’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity.