March 07, 2023

Reps. Lee, Moore Introduce Resolution Recognizing “School Social Work Week”

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12), Chair of the Congressional Social Work Caucus, and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) today reintroduced a resolution recognizing “School Social Work Week.”

“School social workers are important mental health professionals who serve as a bridge between students and communities,” said Rep. Lee. “I am proud to join my colleague Congresswoman Gwen Moore in introducing this resolution to thank and honor the heroic men and women who help our students thrive despite challenging circumstances. As Chair of the Congressional Social Work Caucus, I express my deepest gratitude to social workers everywhere and vow to continue fighting on their behalf.”

“School social workers help our students navigate a variety of challenges in their life, from the struggles of poverty to mental health to discrimination to abuse. Their education, expertise, and outreach are a lifeline for some of our most vulnerable young people. We need to make more of these professionals accessible to our students. I know firsthand how they support the health and well-being of our children and families, which is why I am proudly joining my friend and colleague Congresswoman Barbara Lee in recognizing the incredible impact school social workers make each day,” said Rep. Moore.


Congresswoman Lee is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. She serves as Co-Chair of the Steering & Policy Committee, former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Chair Emeritus of the Progressive Caucus, Co-Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Health Task Force, and Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus. She also serves as Chair of the Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity. As a member of the Steering and Policy Committee, she is the highest ranking Black woman appointed to House Leadership.