Press Releases

March 29, 2023

Reps. Lee, Frost, Hayes Introduce Resolution Supporting Climate Education in Schools

Today, Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-12), Maxwell Frost (FL-10), and Jahana Hayes (CT-5) introduced H.Res. 262, Supporting the Teaching of Climate Education in Schools. The resolution was written by students themselves, many of whom have firsthand experience with climate disasters. "As the demographic with the most to lose to climate change, it would be a massive disservice not to teach students today about the threat of the climate crisis-and to empower them with the education and tools th…  Continue Reading

March 29, 2023

Reps. Lee and Takano, Sen. Schatz Introduce Resolution to Demand Equal Opportunity, Civil Rights Protections, and Freedom from Erasure for LGBTQI+ Youth in K-12 Schools

Today, Reps. Barbara Lee (CA-12), Mark Takano (CA-39), and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) released a statement after reintroducing a resolution to support the Rise Up for LGBTQI+ Youth in School Initiative. This resolution was cosponsored by Senator Wyden. At only three months in, this has been the worst legislative year for the LGBTQI+ community on record. The national public discourse over the rights of LGBTQI+ individuals has had a particularly severe impact on young members of the community,…  Continue Reading

March 29, 2023

Rep. Lee Applauds Senate Passage of Legislation to Repeal the 2002 AUMF

Representative Barbara Lee (CA-12) today released a statement applauding the Senate passage of legislation to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force. Representative Lee leads the House companion legislation alongside Reps. Chip Roy (TX-21), Abigail Spanberger (VA-7), and Tom Cole (OK-4). "It's about damn time. Today's vote was a crucial step in our fight to end forever wars. Senators Kaine and Young have done a great job building on the momentum we built in the last Congress i…  Continue Reading

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