Press Releases

Press Releases

Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Statement on Congressional Republicans’ Failure to Govern

January 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on Congressional Republicans’ fifth consecutive Continuing Resolution:

“Once again, Congressional Republicans have decided to kick the can down the road instead of doing the work ...

Issues: Poverty,Economy and Jobs,Health Care

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Congresswoman Lee's Statement on the Republican Shutdown

January 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the Republican shutdown that started at 12:01 am on January 20th, 2018:

"Congressional Republicans have failed the American people. It is shocking but not surprising that P ...

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Cosponsors Resolution to Censure President Trump for Racist Remarks Against African Countries, Haiti and El Salvador

January 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee cosponsored a resolution censuring President Trump for his racist comments against African countries, Haiti and El Salvador. Congresswoman Lee joined members of the Congressional Black Caucus, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Me ...

Issues: Immigration,Caribbean, Haiti, and Cuba,Global Peace & Security

Articles & Op-Eds

Articles & Op-Eds

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 ...

Articles & Op-Eds

How Barbara Lee Became An Army of One

July 30, 2017

It’s a recent Wednesday afternoon, and Barbara Lee’s communications director is trying to find her. She’s scheduled to give a speech in nine minutes, and she hasn’t read it yet.

The anti-war congresswoman—from an ultraliberal congressional district that inclu ...

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Rep. Lee closer to goal of revising military-force resolution

July 29, 2017

For Rep. Barbara Lee, a loss can be just a stop on the road to victory.

A little more than a week ago, the Oakland Democrat’s amendment calling for repeal of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which allows presidents to wage war against terrorists without direct congr ...

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