Congresswoman Lee Applauds Appointment of Catherine E. Lhamon and Debo P. Adegbile to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee applauded President Barack Obama on his appointment of Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon and attorney Debo P. Adegbile to six-year terms on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing a federal civil rights enforcement report.

The Congresswoman issued the following statement regarding the appointments:

“I commend President Obama’s decision to appoint Cathernine Lhamon  and Debo Adegbile to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Catherine has dedicated her life to protecting and strengthening civil rights for all Americans, working with educators across the country to defend equality for for students,” Congresswoman Lee said. “From the Supreme Court to courthouses around the country, Debo Adegbile has been a champion for American values and civil rights. I am confident that the vision and expertise Catherine and Debo bring to the commission will be an invaluable asset to the Commission.