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Barbara Lee
Oakland Post, June 2, 2012
Congresswoman Barbara Lee recently toured LifeLong Medical Care in Berkley, celebrating a $1.1 million grant the center has received under the Affordable Care Act to support an innovative program to reduce the need for emergency room and hospital visits for more than 3,200 seniors and other low-income adults with disabilities. READ MORE
ThinkProgress, May 30, 2012
...presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's campaign attacked the administration for trying to have an honest discussion of the possible consequences of a military strike. Now, three Members of Congress -- Reps. John Conyers (D-MI), Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) -- are introducing an amendment to an intelligence authorization bill that would demand a government report about the possible consequences of an attack. READ MORE
San Jose Mercury News, May 25, 2012
Keeping elderly and disabled people out of hospital emergency rooms for preventable ailments is the aim of a $1.1 million federal grant awarded to a Berkeley clinic as part of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee...attended an event at LifeLong on Friday to announce the awards. READ MORE
Huffington Post, May 23, 2012
When President Bush launched a "global war on terror" and a massive military build-up following the crimes of September 11th, few Americans questioned his response. Congressperson Barbara Lee was a lonely voice and the sole vote against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force. Last Thursday, Barbara Lee no longer stood alone, as 112 of her colleagues voted for her amendment to immediately and safely withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan. READ MORE
Politico, May 17, 2012
The main event: An amendment by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) that would end the war in Afghanistan. House leaders have reserved 20 minutes for that debate - twice as long as any of the other amendments. READ MORE
The Huffington Post, May 8, 2012
The Huffington Post's Global Motherhood section joins Mothers Day Every Day, an initiative of the White Ribbon Alliance and CARE, in a countdown to Mother's Day. Pulling together diverse voices, Mothers Day Every Day is raising awareness and calling for greater U.S. leadership to saves the lives of moms and babies globally. I just returned from a visit to Uganda with CARE, one of the world's... READ MORE
San Jose Mercury News, April 30, 2012
Rep. Barbara Lee is the newest of four co-chairs of the Congressional Sudan Caucus, which is still trying to draw more attention to the ongoing humanitarian disaster in that African nation. READ MORE
MSNBC, April 17, 2012
"Food stamps provide that bridge over trouble do you pay down the deficit? ... Do you try to have a budget that's balanced on the backs of the poor, and senior citizens, and children...or do you come forward with some tax fairness...?" READ MORE
KTVU, April 10, 2012
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, told the crowd, "I hope you understand that we support you during this difficult process. I know the grieving will continue and my office stands ready to support you." READ MORE
The Final Call, April 5, 2012
"You have to be optimistic about this," Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said about the upcoming Supreme Court decision in response to a question from The Final Call on a conference call. "I have to be optimistic about this that the Supreme Court is not going to rule against the Affordable Care Act." READ MORE
Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2012
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) said the raids caused her concern. "After the people of the state of California voted to make medicinal cannabis legal, thousands of small businesses have invested millions of dollars in building their businesses, created good-paying jobs and paid millions in taxes..." READ MORE
Oakland Tribune, April 3, 2012
In a prepared statement, Lee said, "This funding ensures that Oakland's Head Start program will continue to provide services to low-income students and their families throughout the city." READ MORE
San Francisco Chronicle, March 30, 2012
She connects with others because "she looks people in the eye, she smiles and she responds," said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, who has known her for a decade. READ MORE
Piedmont Patch, March 27, 2012
"This is a defining moment where we really have to begin to deal with some of the very ugly issues that continue to be swept under the rug," said Lee. READ MORE
The Hill, March 26, 2012
Anton Saleh is 16 years old and is living with stage 2B cancer. Anton must take 4 prescription pills each night to keep his cancer at bay - pills that cost about $5,000 a month, totaling nearly $60,000 a year. READ MORE
Huffington Post, March 23, 2012
...a commonsense and long overdue proposal has been introduced in Congress by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and nine other Representatives to dispense with the absurd "no contact" policy on the U.S. side. The bill, the Prevent Iran from Acquiring Nuclear Weapons and Stop War Through Diplomacy Act (H.R.4173) would finally lift the ban on talking to Iran. READ MORE
Courier Press, March 13, 2012
According to Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., pro-photo ID Republicans are "turning the clock back to the days of Jim Crow." READ MORE
The Hill, March 9, 2012
"While the Obama administration has rejected failed policies of the past by engaging in negotiations with Iran without preconditions, only four of such meetings have occurred," the bill says. READ MORE
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