08.02.17

Congresswoman Lee Appointed Democratic Congressional Representative to the United Nations

Washington, D.C.Congresswoman Barbara Lee was appointed to serve as Congressional Representative of the United States to the Seventy-Second Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Congresswoman Lee will continue to represent the 13th Congressional District of California while she assumes the duties of a Representative to the United Nations. Below is her statement regarding the appointment:

“I am deeply honored by this nomination to be a Representative of the United States to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and I am looking forward to representing my Congressional colleagues at the United Nations. I’d also like to extend my thanks to Leader Pelosi for the honor of this appointment.

“The United Nations is our single greatest tool for fostering diplomacy and international peace. With so many challenges facing the world, it is more critical than ever that we work with the United Nations to encourage mutual understanding and sustained engagement around the globe.

“As Congressional Representative to the United Nations, I look forward to joining the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, to reaffirm America’s commitment to programs that build international peace, stability and prosperity.”

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