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Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Representing the 13th District of California


Jul 9, 2014 Op Eds and Blog

Over the last year, I have urged my Republican colleagues to include the most important voices in the debate on poverty: the Americans that live the harsh realities of poverty, day in and day out.

Jul 7, 2014 Op Eds and Blog

          "Sunlight is the best disinfectant"

                               -- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

Jul 3, 2014 Op Eds and Blog

As we gather with friends and family to celebrate the birthday of our great country, we must recommit ourselves to the ideals of that 'more perfect union' and work to 'secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.'

Jul 3, 2014 Press Release

80 Members of Congress Write to the President on Iraq

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA13), Congressman Scott Rigell (R-VA02) and seventy-eight other Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to seek Congressional approval before taking any military action in Iraq.

Jul 2, 2014 Press Release
Oakland, CA - Today Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) toured the UC Berkeley’s research and innovation facilities including the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), CITRIS Invention Lab and the Marvell Nanofabrication Lab.
Jun 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) offered this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell:

“I was disappointed by this morning’s Supreme Court ruling which fundamentally undercuts the rights of working women to make their own healthcare choices.

Jun 27, 2014 Press Release

Oakland – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) marked the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Senate’s passage of bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform legislation (CIR) by calling on House Republicans to stop blocking the legislation from coming to a vote. 

Jun 27, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – In conjunction with Whitman-Walker Health, Congresswoman Lee and Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen hosted confidential HIV testing for Members of Congress and their staffs.

Jun 24, 2014 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced a $3,070,400 federal grant awarded to Alameda Family Services to expand Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
Jun 24, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), joined by constituents, celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, upon the posthumous awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal.