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Press Releases

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Statement on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

December 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after the tragic passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee:

“Early this morning, I received the heartbreaking news of the passing of my friend and brother, Mayor Ed Lee. Ed was an unshakable champ ...

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Congresswoman Lee Applauds Pentagon’s Announcement of Financial Audit

December 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. –  Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the sponsor of H.R. 2079, the Audit the Pentagon Act, released the following statement in response to the Pentagon’s announcement that they would conduct their first-ever financial audit, beginning in 2018:

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging House Leadership to Provide Emergency Assistance to Hurricane Devastated Caribbean Countries

December 08, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Today Congresswoman Barbara lee led a bipartisan letter to Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi urging them to provide robust supplemental funding for hurricane devastated Caribbean countries.

“This year hurricanes Harvey, Jose, Irma and Maria tore throu ...

Issues: Global Peace & Security,Caribbean, Haiti, and Cuba

Articles & Op-Eds

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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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