Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a Democrat, represents the 13th District in California.

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Friday, August 03, 2018
Congresswoman Lee: PEPFAR Reauthorization is “Testament to Bipartisan Cooperation”
Today Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4), along with their colleagues Chairman Ed Royce (CA-39), Ranking Member Eliot Engel (NY-16), Ranking Member Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), reintroduced the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight...
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Monday, July 23, 2018
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces Bid for House Democratic Caucus Chair
Today, Congresswoman Lee sent a letter to her Democratic colleagues announcing her candidacy for Chair of the Democratic Caucus in the 116 th Congress. Below is the text of the letter: Dear Colleague: I am so inspired to fight alongside you as we work to win back the majority. There is nothing more...
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Friday, July 13, 2018
Sudan and South Sudan Caucus Statement on UN Sanctions
Sudan and South Sudan Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17), and Congressman Michael Capuano (MA-7) released the following statement on the UN’s vote to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan: “We applaud the United Nations Security Council for passing...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Congresswoman Lee Statement on “Muslim Ban” SCOTUS Decision
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced their decision on Trump v. Hawaii: “This is a dark day for America. The Supreme Court ruling in Trump v. Hawaii betrays our constitution and advances fear, rather than facts. This decision echoes the...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Requests United Nations Observers to Investigate Family Separations on the U.S. Border
Today, Congresswoman Lee sent a letter to António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, requesting that the United Nations send humanitarian observers to the United States to investigate the Trump administration’s policy separating families on the border. In the letter, Congresswoman Lee...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Congresswoman Lee Slams U.S. Withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council
Congresswoman Barbara Lee issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council: “I am outraged, but frankly not surprised, by the Trump administration’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the UN Human...
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Statement on Singapore Summit with Kim Jong-Un
Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on President Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-Un in Singapore: “As a lifelong advocate for diplomacy, I am pleased that the U.S. has started direct talks with North Korea to denuclearize and deescalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula. “...
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Friday, June 08, 2018
Funding Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons Heightens the Risks of Nuclear War
Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the defeat of her amendment to defund the $65 million allocated for low-yield nuclear weapons: “There is no such thing as a small nuclear weapon. Spending $65 million on a low-yield nuclear weapon – with unprecedented submarine-launch...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Congresswoman Lee Statement on End of Castro Leadership in Cuba
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), a co-founder of the Cuba Working Group, released the following statement on the change in leadership in Cuba: “For the first time in nearly six decades, the world will know Cuba without a Castro at the helm. For the United States, this is an opportunity for...
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Statement on Corker-Kaine AUMF Proposal
Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the Corker-Kaine draft Authorization for the Use of Military Force of 2018: “I am pleased to see the Senate taking long overdue legislative action to replace the 2001 AUMF and debate our endless wars. However, I have grave concerns about...
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