Congresswoman Barbara Lee

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

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Lee, Pocan Lead 29 Dems Demanding Defense Spending Decrease Ahead of NDAA Talks
Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) led a group of 29 Democrats demanding that this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorize a level of spending below last year’s budget, in a letter to House Armed Services Committee (HASC) leadership this morning. Since the...
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Thursday, May 07, 2020
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams Trump’s War Powers Veto, Urges the Senate to Override
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after President Trump vetoed S.J.Res. 68, a bipartisan War Powers Resolution to curb his military authority against Iran. “Since day one, Trump and his administration have fanned the flames of war with Iran. This veto is the latest...
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
After Nearly 18 Years, the House Passes Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Bill to Repeal the 2002 AUMF
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed her amendment to repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) as a House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 550: “For far too long, Congress has been...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams Trump’s So-Called Middle East "Peace Plan"
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to the White House’s announcement of a “peace plan” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party Chairman Benny Gantz: “Make no mistake – this is not a peace plan; it’s a one-sided annexation...
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Friday, January 10, 2020
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Supports the War Powers Resolution
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives passing H.Con.Res 83, Directing the President to Terminate the Use of Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran. “The American people do not want another unnecessary war of...
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Friday, January 03, 2020
Congresswoman Barbara Lee on the Killing of Qasem Soleimani
Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after a US airstrike on Baghdad airport killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and other Iranian officials: “The airstrike and killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and other senior Iranian military officials without Congressional...
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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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