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May 23, 2024

Poverty Task Force Chair Barbara Lee Blasts GOP Attack on SNAP Funding

 - Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Chair of the Poverty Task Force and senior member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Programs, issued the following statement underscoring the dangerous impacts of the Republican conference's proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). "Our country has a hunger problem. According to the USDA, there are more that 44 million people, including 13 million children, that are strug…  Continue Reading

May 22, 2024

Ranking Member Lee Gives Opening Remarks Condemning Proposed GOP Cuts to Diplomacy, Development at FY25 SFOPS Hearing with Sec. Blinken

 Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS), delivered the following remarks at today’s hearing on the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Department of State with Secretary Antony Blinken. The full hearing can be viewed here. —As Prepared for Delivery— “Thank you, Mister Chairman. Secretary Blinken, I appreciate you taking the time to be with us this morning. I don’t believe it has ever be…  Continue Reading

May 21, 2024

Small Business Administration Publishes Complete Minority Contracting Data in Response to Rep. Lee, Tri-Caucus Letter

 - Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12) and Tri-Caucus Leaders Reps. Steven Horsford (NV-4), Judy Chu (CA-28), and Nanette Barragán (CA-44) applauded the Small Business Administration for granting the lawmakers’ request for the agency to publish complete data on federal small and disadvantaged businesses disaggregated by race and ethnicity.   “This is welcome news. I thank Administrator Guzman and staff at the SBA for their work to publish this important data, which will help lawmakers and …  Continue Reading

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April 08, 2024

Rep. Barbara Lee Talks Florida Abortion Rulings, Shirley Chisholm with Jonathan Capehart

March 22, 2024

Congresswoman Lee Discusses Government Funding Vote on Morning Joe

January 20, 2024

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Condemns Comments by Israeli PM Netanyahu