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.
"Sunlight is the best disinfectant"
-- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.