Congresswoman Barbara Lee

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

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Friday, July 12, 2019
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds the House’s Historic Vote to Repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for the Use of Military Force
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force: “Congress took a historic step today to stop our endless wars. The House just passed my amendment to repeal the outdated...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Condemns Ongoing Attacks Against Peaceful Protesters in Sudan
Following reports of continued violence in Sudan, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement: “I am saddened and appalled by the continued attacks on peaceful protestors in Sudan. Reports indicate that over 100 people have been killed and that more than 784 people have been injured...
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Congresswoman Barbara Lee passes Defense Amendment That Would Repeal 2001 Endless War Authorization
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) successfully offered and passed an amendment today to the Defense Appropriations Act that would repeal the 2001 AUMF in eight months from the passage of the Act. The eight-month period will allow Congress time to draft new legislation to address ongoing wars. Rep. Lee has...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Rejects President Trump’s Wasteful and Immoral Budget Proposal
Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the release of President Trump’s FY20 budget: “The federal budget is a moral document. It outlines the values of our nation and spells out what – and who – we see as a priority. Unsurprisingly, the president’s latest budget proposal...
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Monday, September 17, 2018
Bipartisan Letter Urges President Trump to Consult With Congress on Military Action in Syria
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and her colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging him to consult with Congress before taking any additional military actions in Syria. The letter, which Congresswoman Lee organized with her colleagues Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI),...
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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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