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Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Representing the 13th District of California


Sep 1, 2014 Press Release

Oakland, CA - Congresswoman Lee offered the following statement marking the Labor Day holiday:

"Today, American workers are the most productive labor force in world history. Yet despite phenomenal advances in manufacturing, technology and efficiency, wages have remained stagnant.

Aug 29, 2014 Op Eds and Blog
I am a proud Golden Bear, one of thousands who received a world-class education at UC Berkeley. I cherish the education I received under the guidance of fantastic faculty and in collaboration with brilliant fellow students. Here at UC Berkeley, I received my Masters of Social Work. My studies were driven by a conviction that every American should have the resources and opportunities to succeed. That philosophy must be at the heart of our nation’s higher education system.
Aug 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Walter Jones, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Jim McGovern sent a letter to Speaker Boehner calling for debate and vote on an authorization for the use of military force in Iraq when the House returns on September 8th.

Aug 26, 2014 Press Release

Celebrities, pols, business, faith, and nonprofit leaders say the President and DOJ  must adopt community-centered policing strategies and end police militarization

Aug 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA13), chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, Opportunity, and 29 other Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama applauding the administration’s efforts to address econom

Aug 21, 2014 Press Release

Oakland, CA – Congresswoman Barbara Lee, co-chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus and member of the Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee of State and Foreign Operations, released the following statement concerning Uganda’s new HIV discrimination law:

“Having HIV is not a crime.

Aug 19, 2014 Press Release

Oakland, CA – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced a $1,900,191 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of California-Berkeley. The grant will fund a five year project to investigate clean energy-focus intervention models to improve learning and career awareness amongst students 14-16.

Aug 15, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lee (D-CA), Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) sent President Obama a bipartisan letter reiterating their call for him to come to Congress for authorization of any further use of military force in Iraq.

Aug 14, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lee released the following statement on the tragic death of Michael Brown and the ensuing violence in Ferguson:

“The death of Michael Brown is a tragedy and I offer my heartfelt condolences to Michael Brown’s family, friends and the entire Ferguson community.

Aug 12, 2014 Press Release

Oakland, CA – Today, Congresswoman Lee released this statement following Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s response to concerns raised by the women of the Congressional Black Caucus over U.S. Army Regulation 6701: “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia.”