Press Releases

Press Releases

Congresswoman Lee Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

March 16, 2018

Washington, D.C.Congresswoman Barbara Lee released following statement on the passing of Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (NY-25):

“I am heartbroken over the passing of my dear friend and mentor, Louise Slaughter. Louise was a fighter and champi ...

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During Women’s History Month, Reps. Lee & Poliquin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Issue Quarters Honoring Prominent American Women

March 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) and Bruce Poliquin (R-ME-02) introduced H.R. 5308, landmark legislation directing the U.S. Treasury to issue quarters, one from each of the 50 states and the U.S. territories, to honor women who have made significant ...

Issues: Women

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Congresswoman Lee Applauds Student Walk Outs to Protest Gun Violence

March 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement applauding student walk outs in the East Bay and throughout the country to protest gun violence:

“I am so proud of the courage and resilience shown by our East Bay students and students ...

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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