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Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Representing the 13th District of California

In The News

Nov 6, 2014 In The News

"God, that's a question I can't even answer because it's so stupid."

"You are crazy."

"You are out of your head. Yup. Yeaaah. I'm positive."

Oct 21, 2014 In The News

Throughout the three-plus years of the Syrian civil war, one oft-sung refrain among some American officials has been that arming Syrian moderates (whoever they may be) is a dicey proposition because the weapons "could fall into the wrong hands."

Oct 20, 2014 In The News

Washington (CNN) -- As newly picked Ebola czar Ron Klain gets started, some are wondering if America could also use a new surgeon general.

As Republicans criticize the Obama administration's appointment of Klain, Democrats are intensifying their push for a vote on the delayed nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for surgeon general.

Oct 16, 2014 In The News

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for appropriators to “return to Washington immediately” to approve additional funding for the Ebola response.

Oct 16, 2014 In The News

The commander in charge of the U.S. response to Ebola in Africa said Thursday that 65 U.S. uniformed personnel would soon staff a 25-bed hospital in Monrovia that will directly treat Liberian healthcare workers if they are infected. 

Oct 15, 2014 In The News

House Democrats who oversee the funding of agencies involved in the Ebola response said Wednesday it’s “unacceptable” their panel’s top Republican won’t call a hearing to evaluate resources on the ground.

Oct 15, 2014 In The News

A trio of House Democrats is calling on President Obama to allow U.S. troops in West Africa to provide direct care to Ebola patients. 

Oct 9, 2014 In The News

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer joined Rep. Barbara Lee on Thursday for a tour of San Leandro’s “The GATE,” an 18-acre building serving as a hub for manufacturers, techies and artists.

Oct 6, 2014 In The News

Washington (AFP) - The US military has started flying attack helicopters against Islamic State militants in Iraq for the first time, officials said Monday, marking an escalation in the air war that puts American troops at higher risk.

Sep 30, 2014 In The News

Ongoing efforts to reduce high crime rates in Oakland and Richmond will be helped by a new federal initiative that was announced Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, said.