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Slate, August 7, 2017
The House Appropriations Committee’s voice vote on June 29, to approve an amendment repealing the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, came as a surprise to congressional leaders; reporters on Capitol Hill; and the amendment’s sponsor, Rep. Barbara Lee of California. “Whoa,” Lee tweeted just after the vote, sharing a photo of the amendment, which was to be added to a defense appropriations bill. READ MORE
Politico, July 30, 2017
The anti-war congresswoman—from an ultraliberal congressional district that includes Berkeley, California—has somehow managed to spark an uprising, joined by rank-and-file Republicans, against House Speaker Paul Ryan. Their demand: Repeal the 2001 war authorization against Al Qaeda and begin debating a new authorization better suited for the wars of today. READ MORE
San Francisco Chronicle, July 29, 2017
The battle to change the military-force resolution is personal for Lee, who has been in Congress since 1998. In 2001, she was the lone member of Congress to oppose the bill, which passed the House, 420-1. While that vote made her a hero to the antiwar movement, it also brought her a flood of hate mail and death threats from across the nation. READ MORE

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