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The Hill, July 26, 2017
House Democrats are up in arms over the Trump administration’s move to slash teen pregnancy programs, pressing officials to justify the decision. In a letter to Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price, 148 Democrats on Tuesday warned of a harmful “ripple effect across communities” if the administration axes HHS’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP), an Obama-era initiative intended to curb unintended teen pregnancies. READ MORE
The Hill, July 24, 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) is fighting back at Republican efforts to quell her push for a speedy new war authorization bill. Lee on Monday submitted two amendments to the House Rules Committee that would sunset the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and force a debate and vote on what she describes as “perpetual” U.S. wars. READ MORE
MSNBC, July 23, 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee joins Joy Reid to discuss how she believes Speaker Ryan stripped an AUMF repeal, meant to scale back a president’s power to use military force, from a defense spending bill. READ MORE

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