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Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Representing the 13th District of California

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Jun 3, 2014 In The News
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The Water Emergency Transportation Authority has received a $3 million federal grant to build a ferry maintenance and operations facility at the former Alameda Naval Air Station.

Jun 2, 2014 In The News

There were a dozen eggs, three mangoes, and six black plums, and that was a problem. The family in the bodega line would have to cut something from the bags waiting on the check out belt—the modest haul overspent the Women, Infants, Children food-assistance voucher good for only a portion of their appetite.

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Jun 1, 2014 In The News

Rep. Barbara Lee has been around Washington, D.C., for a long time. She remembers watching President Richard Nixon's helicopter take off after he resigned when she was an intern. As a staff member for Congressman Ron Dellums and then as a congresswoman herself, she has worked during the Ford, Carter, Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.

May 30, 2014 In The News

Medical marijuana advocates are celebrating what is a surprising bipartisan result in the highly polarized House of Representatives: Early Friday morning, 49 Republicans and 170 Democrats joined forces to pass a measure that would stop federal interference with state medical marijuana laws.

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May 30, 2014 In The News

Reflecting growing national acceptance of cannabis, a bipartisan coalition of House members voted early Friday to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to go after medical marijuana operations that are legal under state laws.

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May 30, 2014 In The News

In an unprecedented move Thursday night, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that prevents the Drug Enforcement Administration from raiding state-legal medical marijuana dispensaries.

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May 30, 2014 In The News

In the Friday (May 30) edition of the journal Science, researchers find that early childhood development programs are particularly important for disadvantaged children in Jamaica and can greatly impact an individual's ability to earn more money as an adult.

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May 29, 2014 In The News

Members of Congress united with activist leaders, DREAMers, immigrant mothers and families on Thursday in Washington, D.C. to discuss the challenges facing those with immigration issues and their families.

Their goal was to encourage legislators to focus on the impact today's immigration policies have on women and children, a group strongly involved in said policy but seldom heard.

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May 28, 2014 In The News

Liberal Democrats are lining up in staunch opposition to President Obama's plan to keep thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

May 28, 2014 In The News

The poet and author Maya Angelou, known for her many books and autobiographies, including her 1969 work, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” passed away today at the age of 86.

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