Congresswoman Lee Slams House Republican Rules Package

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in opposition to the House rules package for the 115th Congress:

“Instead of working to protect American families, House Republicans have spent their first day back trying to silence Democrats and the American people. This destructive rules package should serve as a chilling reminder that Congressional Republicans will stop at nothing to limit transparency and protect the gun lobby.

“This package would also lay the groundwork for stripping affordable healthcare from millions of Americans. I strongly oppose this rules package for its infringements upon the rights of Members of Congress and the devastating effect it will have on the American people.”