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Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Representing the 13th District of California

In The News

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.

Aug 6, 2014 In The News

Why do we fight? Soldiers and Marines will have varied secondary answers: for national security, or a patriotic ideal, or even because your peers were enlisting. But there is another, overriding reason. You fight for those ahead of you or behind you on patrol, for the people in your squad or platoon, for the people who are fighting for—and protecting—you.

Jul 31, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON, July 30 -- AIDS Institute issued the following news release:

Jul 30, 2014 In The News

More than 100 federal contract workers and their families protested in front of Union Station Tuesday, telling morning commuters, Congress and the president they want the right to unionize.

Jul 30, 2014 In The News

Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of Ryan White, the Indiana teenager who became an internationally recognized advocate for people with AIDS until his death in 1990, urged Congress this week to continue funding the AIDS program that bears her son’s name.

Jul 29, 2014 In The News

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus took to the House floor Monday night to slam the House GOP lawsuit against President Obama.

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said the lawsuit was really a means to accommodate the most conservative members of the House GOP who have called for Obama's impeachment.

Jul 29, 2014 In The News

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and a group of others in Congress have led a successful effort to obtain a $17.4 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security secure the Transbay BART Tube that connects the East Bay and San Francisco against a potential terrorist attack.