Press Releases

Press Releases

Congresswoman Barbara Lee: President Trump’s Budget Proposal Is A Disgrace

February 12, 2018

Washington, D.C.Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the release of President Trump’s FY19 budget:

“At its heart, the federal budget is a moral document. It puts on paper the morals and values of our nation. It also spells out in ...

Issues: Poverty,Health Care,Economy and Jobs

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Derides Second Trump Shutdown

February 09, 2018

Washington, D.C.Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the second government shutdown under the Trump presidency:

“Last night, despite controlling the White House, the House and the Senate, Republicans forced the government to shut down ...

Issues: Economy and Jobs

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 07, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Barbara Lee reintroduced a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which has been observed on February 7th each year since 1999. National Black HIV/AIDS Awarene ...

Issues: HIV/AIDS

Articles & Op-Eds

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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