Press ReleasesOctober 20, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement regarding the extreme Republican budget which passed the Senate last night:
“Budgets are moral documents. They put on paper the principles and priorities of a nation. The budget passed ...
Issues: Health Care,Education,Economy and Jobs
Press ReleasesOctober 17, 2017
Oakland, CA - Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced that the City of Berkeley was awarded three grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development totaling $3,244,837. The city will receive a $2,438,062 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to develop sustainable urban ...
Congresswoman Lee Slams President Trump’s Dangerous Decision to Withhold Certification for Iran DealOctober 13, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement that he will withhold certification for the Iran Nuclear Deal:
“By undercutting the Iran Deal, President Trump is gambling with the safety ...
Issues: Global Peace & Security
Articles & Op-EdsOctober 07, 2017
The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported new data showing median incomes rising sharply in the San Francisco area. While many in the Bay Area latched onto the promising economic outlook, I was immediately struck by the glaring headline that was missed.
Black households, already far below ...
Articles & Op-EdsJuly 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-EdsJuly 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 ...