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Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Representing the 13th District of California

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Jul 26, 2014 Press Release

"I remain deeply troubled by the ongoing and escalating humanitarian crisis in Gaza and mourn the tragic loss of innocent lives in Gaza and Israel."

“It is clear there can be no military solution to this conflict and I call on all parties to agree to an immediate and indefinite ceasefire."

Jul 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act passed the House of Representatives and is headed to President Obama’s desk.  An early version (H.R. 3509) had passed the House in December but was amended by the Senate.

Jul 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington DC – Today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan McGovern-Jones-Lee resolution which requires the President to seek Congressional authorization before deploying armed services engaged in combat operations in Iraq.

Jul 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee issued the following statement in response to Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty proposals in his so-called “Expanding Opportunity in America” discussion draft.

Jul 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee has accepted the “Live the Wage” challenge hosted by the Raise the Wage Coalition.

Jul 23, 2014 Op Eds and Blog

When I entered Congress in 1998, the AIDS epidemic was already devastating communities around the U.S. and the world. An HIV diagnosis was an eventual death sentence. 

For millions of people living with the disease, the HIV-positive status was a shameful secret.  The secret prevented treatment expansion and contributed to the epidemics growing numbers.

Jul 23, 2014 Op Eds and Blog

Tomorrow, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan will present his proposal to address poverty in the United States. We welcome any ideas that lift more Americans out of poverty and create pathways into the middle class, but we will oppose any plan that uses the sunny language of "reform" as a guise to cut vital safety-net programs.

Jul 18, 2014 Press Release

Oakland, CA - Congresswoman Barbara Lee released this statement concerning the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17:

“My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families, friends and loved ones of those killed in this terrible crash.”

Jul 18, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) and Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) led a letter sent to Secretary Kerry today, signed by seven other House Democrats, thanking him for his efforts to achieve a peaceful settlement between South Sudanese President Kiir and Vice President Machar and updating him on their recent meeting with diplomats from the region.  

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