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April 20, 2024

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Votes Against Unconditional Israel Funding, Supports Ukraine and Taiwan Aid

 - Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, released the following statement on the national security funding bills voted on today by the House of Representatives: the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024; the Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024; the Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Act, 2024; and 21st Century Peace through Strength Act. “As Ranking Member of the House Approp…  Continue Reading

April 15, 2024

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Tri-Caucus Leaders Call on Small Business Administration to Publish Complete Minority Contracting Data

 - Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12) and Tri-Caucus Leaders Reps. Steven Horsford (NV-4), Judy Chu (CA-28), and Nanette Barragán (CA-44) led a letter Friday with over 40 House Democrats to the Small Business Administration urging Administrator Guzman to publish a complete version of federal contracting spending data broken down by race and ethnicity. The administration published this kind of data for the first time in December 2021, but the data released in January 2024 for FY2021 and FY2022 ha…  Continue Reading

April 11, 2024

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Releases Statement on POTUS Executive Rule on Gun Background Checks

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12) released the following statement on reports of the Biden administration taking executive action to expand background checks for gun purchases and close the “gun show loophole.” The loophole allowed individuals to purchase firearms at gun shows from private sellers without undergoing a background check. Private sellers at these events are not required to conduct background checks on buyers, unlike licensed firearms dealers who are required to do so. Congresswoma…  Continue Reading

In The News


April 08, 2024

Rep. Barbara Lee Talks Florida Abortion Rulings, Shirley Chisholm with Jonathan Capehart

March 22, 2024

Congresswoman Lee Discusses Government Funding Vote on Morning Joe

January 20, 2024

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Condemns Comments by Israeli PM Netanyahu