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July 09, 2024

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Celebrates $15 Million DOT Investment in Zero-Emissions Bus Project in Alameda County

Oakland, CA - Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12) today issued the following statement celebrating the Department of Transportation’s announcement awarding $15 million in federal funding for the Alameda County - Contra Costa Transit Zero Emission Bus Implementation Project. The funds will buy new hydrogen fuel cell buses and initiate a workforce development program to train staff on zero-emissions technologies and improve service and reliability while also improving air quality. In April of this …  Continue Reading

June 28, 2024

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Condemns Extreme SCOTUS Ruling Criminalizing Homelessness

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12) released the following statement condemning the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson. “With today’s shameful decision, this extremist conservative court is charting a dangerous path for a quarter million Americans who are vulnerable and facing housing insecurity. Let's be clear: fining, ticketing and even jailing people for sleeping outside when they have nowhere else to go is cruel and unusual punishment that will only e…  Continue Reading

June 28, 2024

Ranking Member Lee Statement on House Passage of FY25 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Bill

   - Today, the House passed Republicans’ harmful and extreme 2025 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs funding bill that unravels the hard-fought credibility and influence the United States has earned to be a global leader. The legislation weakens our national security and puts the American people and public health preparedness at risk. It proposes a 12 percent cut below 2024 to the bill’s overall funding level. “As Ranking Member of the State and Foreign Operations Committee, I a…  Continue Reading

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June 04, 2024

Ranking Member Lee Opening Remarks at SFOPS FY25 Markup

April 08, 2024

Rep. Barbara Lee Talks Florida Abortion Rulings, Shirley Chisholm with Jonathan Capehart

March 22, 2024

Congresswoman Lee Discusses Government Funding Vote on Morning Joe