Press Releases

Press Releases

Rep. Lee Joins Sen. Sanders, Reps. Jayapal and Omar to Introduce Groundbreaking Bills to Ensure College For All and Eliminate All Student Debt

June 24, 2019

WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Lee joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in unveiling landmark legislation to eliminate tuition and fees at all public four-year colleges and universities, as well as make community colleges, trade schools, and a ...

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Pro-Choice Caucus Statement on Court’s Decision to Allow Trump’s Title X ‘Gag Rule’ to Take Effect

June 20, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), the co-chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit’s decision to temporarily allow the Trump Administrati ...

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Congresswoman Lee Applauds House Passage of her Provision to Sunset the 2001 Military Authorization

June 19, 2019

Washington D.C. -- In response to the inclusion and passage of her language to sunset the 2001 Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) in H.R. 2470, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Ene ...

Articles & Op-Eds

Articles & Op-Eds

Congresswoman Lee Statement Regarding The Charging Decision In the Stephon Clark Case

March 02, 2019

Oakland, CA -- Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to the decision not to charge officers invovled in the shooting of Stephon Clark:

"I am deeply saddened but not surprised by the decision not to charge the officers involved in the Stepho ...

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Congresswoman Lee Announces Maria Mendoza-Sanchez as Guest for 2019 State of the Union

February 04, 2019


Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced that Oakland resident Maria Mendoza-Sanchez would be her guest to the 2019 State of the Union. Mendoza-Sanchez is an oncology nurse at Alameda Health System - Highland Hospital who was caught up ...

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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 ...

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