Press ReleasesDecember 11, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the sponsor of H.R. 2079, the Audit the Pentagon Act, released the following statement in response to the Pentagon’s announcement that they would conduct their first-ever financial audit, beginning in 2018:
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging House Leadership to Provide Emergency Assistance to Hurricane Devastated Caribbean CountriesDecember 08, 2017
Washington, D.C. - Today Congresswoman Barbara lee led a bipartisan letter to Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi urging them to provide robust supplemental funding for hurricane devastated Caribbean countries.
“This year hurricanes Harvey, Jose, Irma and Maria tore throu ...
Press ReleasesDecember 02, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after Senate Republicans passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
“Today Senate Republicans passed a tax scam that will make it harder for working people to get ahead. Let me be c ...
Issues: Health Care,Poverty,Economy and Jobs
Articles & Op-EdsOctober 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 ...
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 ...