Press Releases

Press Releases

Congresswoman Lee Condemns Callous & Dangerous Republican Budget

October 20, 2017

Washington, D.C.Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement regarding the extreme Republican budget which passed the Senate last night:

“Budgets are moral documents. They put on paper the principles and priorities of a nation. The budget passed ...

Issues: Health Care,Education,Economy and Jobs

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces $3.2 Million HUD Grants to City of Berkeley

October 17, 2017

Oakland, CA - Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced that the City of Berkeley was awarded three grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development totaling $3,244,837. The city will receive a $2,438,062 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to develop sustainable urban ...

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Congresswoman Lee Slams President Trump’s Dangerous Decision to Withhold Certification for Iran Deal

October 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement that he will withhold certification for the Iran Nuclear Deal:

“By undercutting the Iran Deal, President Trump is gambling with the safety ...

Issues: 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 ...

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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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