Press Releases

Press Releases

Congresswoman Lee: PEPFAR Reauthorization is “Testament to Bipartisan Cooperation”

August 03, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4), along with their colleagues Chairman Ed Royce (CA-39), Ranking Member Eliot Engel (NY-16), Ranking Member Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), reintroduced the ...

Issues: HIV/AIDS,Health Care,Global Peace & Security,Global Peace & Security,Global Peace,HIV/AIDS

Press Releases

Rep. Barbara Lee: Statement on Passing of Joel Silberman

August 02, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the passing of Joel Silberman:

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend Joel Silberman. Joel lived his life in service of others. He was a tireless champion for progressive ...

Press Releases

Pro-Choice Caucus Leaders Submit Comments Opposing Title X Proposed Rule

August 01, 2018

Washington, DCToday, the co-chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), released the following statement on the public comments from more than 170 Members of Congress to the proposed changes to ...

Issues: Women,Health Care

Articles & Op-Eds

Articles & Op-Eds

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 ...

Articles & Op-Eds

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 ...

Articles & Op-Eds

East Bay Times: We must close the racial wealth divide

October 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 ...

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