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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Introduces AUMF Repeal Legislation

February 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced legislation to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) and force a debate on our endless wars around the world. The legislation would sunset the 2001 AUMF after 8 months, giving Congress ampl ...

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

February 08, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee delivered the Weekly Democratic Address.  In this week’s address, Congresswoman Lee marked Black History Month and highlighted Democrats’ For The People agenda.  Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Addr ...

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Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement on President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address

February 05, 2019

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union:

“I was disappointed but not surprised by President Trump’s speech tonight. 

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Congresswoman Lee Announces Maria Mendoza-Sanchez as Guest for 2019 State of the Union

February 04, 2019


Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced that Oakland resident Maria Mendoza-Sanchez would be her guest to the 2019 State of the Union. Mendoza-Sanchez is an oncology nurse at Alameda Health System - Highland Hospital who was caught up ...

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The Nation: No More Blank Checks for War

June 21, 2018

Nearly 17 years into the war in Afghanistan, there is still no end in sight. Our strategy and goals for the region are murky and ill-defined—and yet, while the violence continues unabated, the media and Congress have turned a blind eye to the conflict.

Despite the trillions of ...

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The Pot Industry Is Overwhelmingly White, and One Congresswoman Wants to Change That

June 14, 2018

Sometimes, all it takes is a poorly named weed strain to illuminate a real problem.

Just this week, Shanita Penny, the president of the board of directors for the Minority Cannabis Business Association, was contacted by a black woman who was shocked that a marijuana dispensary in Maryland ...

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