Press Releases

Press Releases

Bipartisan Letter Urges President Trump to Consult With Congress on Military Action in Syria

September 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and her colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging him to consult with Congress before taking any additional military actions i ...

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Hoyer, Lee Statement on 2017 Census Bureau Report

September 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity, released the following statement after the U.S. Census Bureau released reports on poverty, income, and health cov ...

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Pro-Choice Caucus Leaders Welcome Dr. Leana Wen, Newly Appointed Planned Parenthood President

September 12, 2018

Washington, DC –  Congresswomen Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, issued the following statement on today’s appointment of Dr. Leana Wen as President of Planned Parenthood:


Articles & Op-Eds

Articles & Op-Eds

The Nation: No More Blank Checks for War

June 21, 2018

Nearly 17 years into the war in Afghanistan, there is still no end in sight. Our strategy and goals for the region are murky and ill-defined—and yet, while the violence continues unabated, the media and Congress have turned a blind eye to the conflict.


Despite the trillions of ...

Articles & Op-Eds

The Pot Industry Is Overwhelmingly White, and One Congresswoman Wants to Change That

June 14, 2018

Sometimes, all it takes is a poorly named weed strain to illuminate a real problem.

Just this week, Shanita Penny, the president of the board of directors for the Minority Cannabis Business Association, was contacted by a black woman who was shocked that a marijuana dispensary in Maryland ...

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East Bay Times: We must close the racial wealth divide

October 07, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported new data showing median incomes rising sharply in the San Francisco area. While many in the Bay Area latched onto the promising economic outlook, I was immediately struck by the glaring headline that was missed.

Black households, already far below ...



 
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