Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced the No More Ghost Money Act of 2013. The bill would prohibit illegal payments to foreign officials and would require a report to Congress on payments made by the CIA to employees, officers, and elected officials to foreign entities.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Introduces Resolution Recognizing International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced a House resolution recognizing the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The resolution highlights the estimated nine million Americans who identify as gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), including the 2.5 million who are school-aged youth. The resolution also outlines the specific effects of homophobia and transphobia, including that anti-LGBT violence is the third most frequent bias crime in the United States.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) announced that San Leandro High School senior Sumedh Vedanthi was selected as the winner of the 31st annual Artistic Discovery High School Congressional Arts Competition representing California's 13th Congressional District. Congresswoman Lee announced the winner of this year’s competition during a ceremony at the Albert H. Dewitt Officers’ Club in Alameda on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Rep. Barbara Lee Applauds President Obama on Nominating Davita Vance-Cooks for Public Printer, Government Printing Office
Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to President Obama nominating Davita Vance-Cooks to be Public Printer of the Government Printing Office.
Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, including Peace and Security Task Force Chair Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and CPC Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) and members of the Progressive Caucus, held a hearing today on United States drone policy.
Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, including Peace and Security Task Force Chair Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and CPC Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), will hold a hearing on United States drone policy today, Wednesday, May 8th, at 3:00 p.m. The oversight hearing will focus on lethal drones operations abroad, questions of due process, the implications for executive and congressional war making authority, as well as the precedent being set as other nations rapidly adopt drone technology.
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee ( D-Calif.) was joined by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) to introduce H.R. 1843, the Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal (REPEAL) HIV Discrimination Act. The REPEAL Act expresses the sense of Congress that federal and state laws, policies, and regulations should not place a unique or additional burden on individuals solely as a result of their HIV status.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 165,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in April. With private businesses adding 176,000 jobs, this marks the 38th consecutive month of private sector growth.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement today on President Obama's nomination of CBC Member and former CBC Chair Rep. Mel Watt as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement today regarding the counterproductive transfer of tens of millions of dollars in cash directly from the CIA to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, as highlighted by The New York Times.