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Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Representing the 13th District of California

In The News

Sep 14, 2014 In The News

OAKLAND, Calif.—The people here were out of step with America.

Sep 11, 2014 In The News

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Sep 10, 2014 In The News

Buried in the data from the much-hyped CNN poll that suggested Americans were “alarmed” by the actions of the the ISIL, and that they feel “increasingly concerned” that ISIL could pose a threat to the United States, were two key details:

Sep 10, 2014 In The News

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) called for Congress to vote to authorize President Obama's plan against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria after he announced his strategy on Wednesday evening. 

Sep 10, 2014 In The News

Buried in the data from the much-hyped CNN poll that suggested Americans were “alarmed” by the actions of the the ISIL, and that they feel “increasingly concerned” that ISIL could pose a threat to the United States, were two key details:

Sep 10, 2014 In The News

In the coming days, lawmakers in the House and Senate are likely to be debating and voting on aspects of the President Barack Obama‘s plan, laid out in his Wednesday-night speech, to address the threat posed by Islamic State militants. Their reactions provide a preview of the discussion to come.

Aug 11, 2014 In The News

The president's expansion of the U.S. military mission in Iraq is conjuring up two dirty little words for anti-war Democrats: Mission creep. 

Just two months ago, when Obama announced he was going to send up to 300 American troops to Iraq, he emphasized that they would only have an advisory, non-combat role.

Aug 10, 2014 In The News

President Barack Obama is pitching airstrikes in Iraq as a moral imperative, but some members of his own party on Capitol Hill aren’t sold.

Aug 8, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON — President Obama drew bipartisan support on Friday from members of Congress for his decision to authorize military strikes in Iraq, but the backing was tempered with substantial concern — including within Mr. Obama’s own party — about his strategy for the operation.

Aug 8, 2014 In The News

U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize air strikes in northern Iraq triggered few complaints he acted without congressional consent — a surprising acquiescence lawmakers made clear could change abruptly change if the mission expands.

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