Congresswoman Barbara Lee

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

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Reps. Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan Statement on House Vote for 10% Cut to Pentagon Budget 
Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, today released a statement on the House’s vote on their amendments to the National...
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Friday, June 26, 2020
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Introduces Legislation Commemorating 75th Anniversary of the United Nations
Today, on the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations’ Charter, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced H. Res. 1024, legislation recognizing the 75th anniversary of the UN’s establishment. “The United Nations is vital to our global community and essential to realizing a peaceful and...
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Monday, June 15, 2020
After Years of Wasted Spending, Congresswoman Lee Calls to Cut Pentagon Budget, Reprioritize Programs that Keep Us Safe
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced a resolution calling for significant cuts to the Pentagon budget. Last year’s $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act was the largest on record, coming at the expense of health care, education, infrastructure spending, and public health research...
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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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