Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Statement on the President’s Budget


April 10, 2013
Contact: Carrie Adams (202) 225-2661

Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Statement on the President’s Budget

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget proposal:

“The President’s budget makes critical investments in our economy and in job creation. I’m particularly pleased to see the investments in mental health, HIV/AIDS, and education, including promise neighborhoods, and universal pre-K.  Given my efforts to repeal the Tiahrt amendments, I’m also very pleased to see that this budget excludes pieces of that policy rider which inhibits law enforcement’s abilities to track illegal guns and prevent gun violence. Unfortunately, this budget also includes chained CPI, a benefit cut to Social Security which I strongly oppose.”


Follow Barbara Lee on Facebook and Twitter at @RepBarbaraLee. To learn more, visit lee.house.gov.

Congresswoman Lee is a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, the Steering and Policy Committee, is a Senior Democratic Whip, as well as the Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus(CPC), where she serves as the Co-Chair of the CPC Peace and Security Task Force, as well as Chair of the newly-launched Whip’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity.