09.09.15

Congresswoman Lee Urges Congress to Join Majority of Americans in Supporting Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoke on the House floor urging her colleagues to support the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Congresswoman Lee has long advocated for the use of diplomacy to rein in Iran’s nuclear program.  In the 112th and 113th  Congresses, Congresswoman Lee introduced the Prevent Iran from Acquiring a Nuclear Weapon and Stop War Through Diplomacy Act. This legislation sought to end the counter-productive “no contact” policy between U.S. and Iranian diplomats; it also called for the appointment of a high-level envoy to negotiate an agreement to end Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon.

The deal is supported by military leaders, national security leaders, scientific experts, more than 300 Jewish rabbis, Christian faith leaders and nonproliferation experts.

Read Congresswoman Lee’s statement and OpEd supporting the deal.

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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.