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October 02, 2023

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Senator Ed Markey, Colleagues Urge Biden-Harris Administration to Enact Comprehensive Fentanyl Harm Reduction Strategy

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) today led 18 of their colleagues in urging the Biden-Harris administration to develop and publicly announce a national fentanyl harm reduction strategy specifically focused on enhancing public health infrastructure and addressing the collateral consequences that stem from drug arrests and convictions. The lawmakers emphasized that this strategy should support increased availability of local overdose prevention centers (OPCs) and exp…  Continue Reading

September 29, 2023

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Releases Statement on Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12) issued the below statement on the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein. “California lost a trailblazer for women and a political giant today. During half a century of public service, Senator Feinstein broke glass ceilings for women and fought fearlessly for a safer, stronger, more just nation. My deepest condolences go out to her family and loved ones. “Senator Feinstein was a friend and mentor. She was a fearless trailblazer with an iron backbone who led the c…  Continue Reading

September 28, 2023

Ranking Member Lee Floor Remarks in Opposition to the 2024 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Funding Bill

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-12), Ranking Member of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in opposition to H.R. 4665, the fiscal year 2024 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs bill: - As Prepared For Delivery - Mr. Speaker, I rise to oppose HR 4665. This bill would impose devastating cuts on programs meant to keep both America and the world safe. This Republican bill would slash the allocation for in…  Continue Reading

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