Press Releases

June 01, 2023

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Recognizes Caribbean American Heritage Month

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12) reintroduced a resolution recognizing the significance of National Caribbean American Heritage Month, which is celebrated every year in June. "Caribbean immigration to the United States can be traced back to the 17th century when enslaved Africans from Jamacia, Barbados, and Antigua were bought to the colonies to work on plantations. Since then, Caribbean immigrants of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds have contributed to every aspect of our s…  Continue Reading

May 24, 2023

Congresswoman Lee Condemns Republican Attempt to Roll Back Student Loan Debt Relief

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12) released the following statement on House Republicans' H.J.Res.45, a partisan student loan debt Congressional Review Act Resolution that will cause economic havoc for more than 43 million borrowers and their families. The CRA resolution introduced by Representative Bob Good (R-VA-05) would retroactively reverse the federal student loan payment pause and block President Biden's debt relief plan. Currently, over 3 million Californians are benefitting from the pa…  Continue Reading

May 22, 2023

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Introduces Real Education and Access for Healthy Youth Act

Today, Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-12), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Alma Adams (NC-12) joined Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to reintroduce the Real Education and Access for Healthy Youth Act (REAHYA), which addresses both education and access to care for young people, with a focus on those most impacted by barriers to sex education and sexual health services. REAHYA would offer the first federal grants for comprehensive sex education programs in the United States an…  Continue Reading

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