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Barbara Lee
San Francisco Chronicle, November 28, 2017
Community health centers bring affordable, quality care to our neighborhoods. For many — especially the most vulnerable Americans — these clinics are the only opportunity to see a doctor. But dysfunction from congressional Republicans has put these lifesaving centers on the chopping block. READ MORE
In These Times, November 20, 2017
Congressional negotiations over the Pentagon's annual budget are usually a staid affair, with much of the focus on lawmakers’ favored pork projects. But on June 29, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) won nearly unanimous support on the appropriations committee for her measure to sunset the post-9/11 authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, essentially a blank check for American wars. READ MORE
Los Angeles Times, November 17, 2017
Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) has long stood up for the cannabis businesses she represents in the Bay Area, pushing back against federal prosecutors' attacks during the Obama administration. READ MORE
Salon, November 12, 2017
On Capitol Hill, Sept. 14, 2001, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., was the lone opposition vote to the bill that would define and fuel America's longest war. READ MORE
NBC News, November 10, 2017
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, both of California, are in San Francisco on Friday, discussing the proposed GOP tax plan. Both have been blunt about their disapproval of the Tax Cuts and Jobs act. Specifically, they are opposed to eliminating medical, student loans and state and local tax deductions. READ MORE
Time, November 3, 2017
That most Americans — and many members of Congress — first learned about our extensive operations in Niger after four of our brave soldiers were killed is indicative of just how far we’ve distanced ourselves from these ongoing wars. READ MORE
NBC News, October 23, 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee also says the members of the Congressional Black Caucus are demanding an apology from Chief of Staff John Kelly for his lies about Rep. Frederica Wilson. READ MORE
Politico, October 22, 2017
White House chief of Staff John Kelly must apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) for his "blatant lies," according to a statement released Sunday by 17 female members of the Congressional Black Caucus. READ MORE
The Hill, October 22, 2017
The women of the Congressional Black Caucus on Sunday called on White House chief of staff John Kelly to apologize for his "reprehensible" remarks about Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson (D), in which he accused her of bragging about securing funding at a building dedication honoring slain FBI agents. READ MORE
Oakland Post, October 20, 2017
Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced Tuesday that the City of Berkeley was awarded three grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development totaling $3,244,837. READ MORE
The Hill, October 17, 2017
After meeting with major tech firms like Facebook and Uber this week, the co-chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus Diversity Tech 2020 Task Force, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Butterfield say they are not optimistic diversity in tech will improve. READ MORE
East Bay Times, October 17, 2017
In case you missed it: It was standing room only for the Oct. 14 screening of Peralta TV’s documentary “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers” at Alameda’s City Hall. U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, who worked in the community for the Black Panther Party, told the audience that the film demonstrates the relevance today of the Black Panthers legacy. READ MORE
The Hill, October 16, 2017
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be heading to Silicon Valley in the coming week, where they will press tech companies to make their work forces and corporate board rooms more diverse. READ MORE
The Sacramento Bee , October 16, 2017
Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland and Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., kick off an initiative in San Francisco on Monday pressing for greater diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley’s booming technology industry. READ MORE
New York Times, October 14, 2017
WASHINGTON — For more than an hour, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s high-profile chief operating officer, sheepishly pledged to “do better” — over and over — as stern-faced members of the Congressional Black Caucus grilled her on Thursday about Russian ads aimed at exploiting racial divisions during last year’s election. READ MORE
The Hill, October 12, 2017
Co-chairs of the CBC Diversity Task Force, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), will meet with major technology firms in the Bay Area during the trip. READ MORE
NBC News, October 12, 2017
The Congressional Black Caucus is asking for more resources for hurricane recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands. READ MORE
NowThis, October 10, 2017
There are Confederate Statues on Capitol Hill and these Representatives want them gone. READ MORE
SF Gate, October 7, 2017
“The Congressional Black Caucus is not only the heart and soul of the resistance movement in Congress but also leading on so many issues that we care about here in the Bay Area,” said Lee, a caucus member. READ MORE
East Bay Times, October 7, 2017
If we ever hope to stem the tide of wealth inequality and close the racial wealth divide in our country, we must confront the forces of systematic and institutional racism that have long stunted wealth creation in communities of color. READ MORE