Press Releases

Press Releases

Congresswoman Barbara Lee & East Bay Leaders Stand Against Bigotry & Hate

August 22, 2017

Oakland, CA – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, California State Senator Nancy Skinner, California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, California Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin hosted a press conference to condemn hatred, b ...

Issues: Civil Rights

Press Releases

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Hosts Immigrants’ Rights Forum

August 22, 2017

Oakland, CA – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee hosted a forum to discuss the Trump Administration’s immigration policies and the direct impact these policies will have on the East Bay.  

“We have already witnessed President Trump’s enhanced deporta ...

Press Releases

Congresswoman Barbara Lee: There is No Military Solution in Afghanistan

August 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announced plan to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

“I am deeply troubled by President Trump’s failure to outline a comprehensive strategy to bring ...

Articles & Op-Eds

Articles & Op-Eds

How Barbara Lee Became An Army of One

July 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-Eds

Rep. Lee closer to goal of revising military-force resolution

July 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 ...

Articles & Op-Eds

Ryan squashed war authorization repeal, congresswoman says

July 19, 2017

A proposal to end the 2001 authorization of the use of military force and any operations conducted under it was stripped from a House measure to fund the Pentagon in 2018.

The House Rules Committee stripped the provision from the bill late Tuesday. It had been sponsored by Rep. Barbara Le ...

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