Congresswoman Barbara Lee

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

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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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Friday, April 13, 2018
Congresswoman Lee Condemns President Trump’s Strike Against Syria
Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after President Trump launched a military strike against the Syrian government: “President Trump’s decision to launch military strikes against the Syrian regime – without congressional input or authorization – shows a contempt for the U.S...
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Congresswoman Lee Marks 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s Assassination
Today, Congresswoman Lee released the following statement to commemorate the 50 th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination: “Fifty years ago today, our nation was forever changed when Dr. King was tragically shot and killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Dr...
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Members of Congress Call for a Debate and Vote on Ongoing Wars
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Justin Amash, in conjunction with the Congressional Progressive Caucus and House Liberty Caucus, hosted a bipartisan ad-hoc hearing on the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). At the hearing, experts joined Members of Congress to...
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Rep. Barbara Lee Announces Introduction of Women And Climate Change Act
Yesterday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced the Women and Climate Change Act of 2018, H.R. 4932 , to develop coordinated strategies to mitigate the impact of climate change on women and girls around the world. The bill has nineteen original cosponsors. “Climate change is already impacting...
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