Reps. Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Jenniffer González (PR-At Large), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, today released a statement marking December 1st as World AIDS Day.
The theme of the 32nd annual World AIDS Day is "Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience & Impact," which celebrates the achievements of the past four decades in the fight against HIV/AIDS, while recognizing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the strain on our global public health systems… Continue Reading
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) released this statement in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance:
"On Transgender Day of Remembrance, our nation honors and mourns the countless members of the transgender community who have faced violence, discrimination, and lost their lives for living authentically. On this day and always, we must remain committed to ensuring that the transgender community is granted the dignity, safety, and respect that they deserve in the workplace and in our daily lives… Continue Reading
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) today released the following statement of support for H.R. 8294, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, upon its adoption by the House of Representatives. This legislation will grant $3.9 billion over five years to expand registered apprenticeships through grants and modify the approval process for apprenticeship programs.
The U.S. is facing a dire economic crisis, with more than 11.1 million unemployed and an estimated 7 million of the permanent job lo… Continue Reading
Congresswoman Barbara Lee is set on changing that. Today, the congresswoman is formally introducing the RESPECT Resolution, the first legislation ever introduced in Congress that deals with the racial disparity in the nation's pot industry head-on.… Continue Reading
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 includes Berkeley, California-has somehow managed to spark an uprising, joined by rank-and-file Republicans, against House Speaker Paul Ryan. Their demand: Repeal the 2001 war authorization against Al Qaeda and begin debating a new authorization… Continue Reading
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 congressional approval, was unceremoniously yanked from a defense appropriations bill by Republican leaders.
But for Lee, the real news is that her effort to have Congress revise its rules for war-making got that far in … Continue Reading