Press Releases

June 28, 2022

Congresswoman Lee Applauds Committee Passage of Key Cannabis Amendment

Today, the House Committee on Appropriations passed an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, that protects all state, territory and tribal marijuana programs from federal intervention. The Lee-Joyce amendment, which passed with bipartisan support, is now included in the FY23 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) spending legislation. "Today the majority of Americans reside in a jurisdiction where the medical or adult …  Continue Reading

June 24, 2022

Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

Congresswoman Barbara Lee issued this statement after the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade: "Today, I share the anger, outrage and devastation of the millions of Americans who have just lost the fundamental, precedented right to abortion care. "After a decades-long coordinated strategic assault on women's rights by right-wing extremists, Roe was overturned in a 6-3 decision by an unelected conservative court. This decision is a blatant attack on reproductive freedom and in direct op…  Continue Reading

June 24, 2022

Congresswoman Lee Votes for Historic Gun Reform

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee voted for bipartisan legislation that takes historic steps to combat gun violence and protect California communities. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act will help save lives by keeping weapons out of dangerous hands, strengthening mental health services and bolstering school safety. The first major gun violence prevention legislation passed by Congress in nearly three decades, this bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Today, the Demo…  Continue Reading

In The News

June 28, 2022

Congresswoman Lee Gives Remarks on Cannabis Amendment to FY23 CJS Legislation

June 09, 2022

Congresswoman Lee Calls for Gun Violence Prevention on House Floor

May 24, 2022

Rep. Barbara Lee Speaks out on Baby Formula Shortage on CNN