Press Releases

Press Releases

Rep. Barbara Lee Statement for Memorial Day

May 26, 2017

Oakland, CA Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in observance of Memorial Day:

“Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the heroic service of our men and women in uniform, as well as pay tribute to our fallen heroes.

“As the da ...

Issues: Veterans

Press Releases

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams ‘Heartless’ Trump Budget

May 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on President Trump’s proposed cuts in the FY2018 budget:

“The federal budget is, at its heart, a moral document. It puts on paper the principles and priorities of a nation. In all ...

Issues: Health Care,Education,Poverty,Seniors,Economy and Jobs

Press Releases

Rep. Lee: We Must Invest in Computer Science for All

May 22, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee reintroduced the Computer Science for All Act, which would ensure that all students receive the critical computer science education necessary for success in the 21st century economy. The bill would authorize $250 million in new gran ...

Issues: Education,Economy and Jobs

Articles & Op-Eds

Articles & Op-Eds

Rep. Barbara Lee: How to Move Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

February 20, 2017

To the Editor:


Articles & Op-Eds

Rep. Barbara Lee: The Hyde Amendment Is 'Blatant Discrimination Against Poor Women'

January 31, 2017

In my time as an elected representative in California and here in Congress, I am proud to have fought side-by-side with constituents, advocates, and my colleagues to end racial and gender discrimination, stand up for our human rights, and work to build a future in which all our families can thriv ...

Issues: Women,Health Care

Articles & Op-Eds

Rep. Barbara Lee: We Must Keep Fighting For Reforms to End Gun Violence

January 30, 2017

One year ago today, I held a gun violence town hall in West Oakland, featuring young activists from the East Bay. At that town hall, I had the honor of meeting 19-year-old Roderick “Travon” Godfrey, an Oakland native, painfully impacted by the violence in his community. 

Issues: Civil Rights

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