Press Releases

August 12, 2022

Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement on House Passage of the Historic Inflation Reduction Act

Congresswoman Barbara Lee today released a statement on House passage of Democrats' reconciliation bill, the Inflation Reduction Act. "From the moment President Biden took office, progressives in Congress have fought tooth and nail for meaningful reform. I am proud to announce that today, a key portion of our agenda passed in the House with the Inflation Reduction Act: a bill that puts people over politics by lowering costs of basic human needs like health care, creating good jobs, and attack…  Continue Reading

August 01, 2022

Lee, Schakowsky, Blumenthal, and Booker Lead Colleagues in Pressing Federal Agencies to Reinforce Helms Amendment Exceptions to Countries and Organizations That Receive U.S. Foreign Assistance

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), led a group of 76 Members of Congress in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Agency for International Development to immediately communicate to countries and organizations that receive U.S. Foreign Assistance that U.S. assistance is permitted to provide abortion care in cases of rap…  Continue Reading

July 29, 2022

Reps. Lee, Waters, Jeffries, Clarke Introduce Bill to Honor Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm With the Congressional Gold Medal

Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13), Maxine Waters (CA-43), Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) introduced HR 8535, legislation to award the Honorable Shirley Chisholm with the Congressional Gold Medal. Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman to the United States Congress. In 1968, the Congresswoman took her seat as the Representative for New York's 12th Congressional District-a post that she would hold for seven terms. During her tenure in Congress, Chisholm focuse…  Continue Reading

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