Press ReleasesSeptember 20, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the Graham-Cassidy proposal to block grant Medicaid and take away health care coverage and protections for millions of Americans:
“Every American will get sick at some point. When a ...
Issues: Health Care
Press ReleasesSeptember 13, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released this statement on the Senate vote to table Senator Paul amendment to sunset the 2001 and 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF):
“For sixteen years, Congress has abdicated its fundamental cons ...
Issues: Global Peace & Security
Engel, Ros-Lehtinen, Lee, Curbelo, Espaillat Lead 75 Members in Urging Trump to Protect Foreign Nationals in U.S. After Hurricane IrmaSeptember 12, 2017
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman Emeritus of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA); Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-F ...
Issues: Immigration,Global Peace & Security
Articles & Op-EdsJuly 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 ...
Articles & Op-EdsJuly 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 ...
Articles & Op-EdsJuly 19, 2017
A proposal to end the 2001 authorization of the use of military force and any operations conducted under it was stripped from a House measure to fund the Pentagon in 2018.
The House Rules Committee stripped the provision from the bill late Tuesday. It had been sponsored by Rep. Barbara Le ...