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Mercury News, June 29, 2017
In a move that surprised many on Capitol Hill, the GOP-controlled House Appropriations Committee approved Lee’s amendment to the annual defense appropriations bill with a voice vote. If signed into law by President Trump, it would repeal the 2001 authorization eight months after Lee’s amendment passes. READ MORE
Salon, June 29, 2017
Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of California has expressed surprise that one of her anti-war proposals is actually going to be debated by the House of Representatives. It seems like that deliberative body is finally going to, well, deliberate. READ MORE
Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2017
In September 2001, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) was the only member of Congress to object to an Authorization for the Use of Military Force, a resolution in response to the terrorist attacks that paved the way for the war in Afghanistan. READ MORE
The Hill, June 29, 2017
The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved an amendment that would revoke a 2001 law giving the president authority to undertake war against al Qaeda and its affiliates unless a replacement provision is created. READ MORE
Politico, June 29, 2017
The House Appropriations Committee, in a surprise move, adopted an amendment Thursday offered by leading anti-war Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) that would force Congress to vote on a new authorization for the battle against the Islamic State. READ MORE
Business Insider, June 29, 2017
The House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee passed an amendment repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force that was passed in the days after the September 11, 2001, attacks and has been used to justify military action abroad since. READ MORE
The Hill, June 29, 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) on Thursday said Republicans are giving President Trump a license to continue his “viciously sexist comments” by continuing to support him. READ MORE
Fortune, June 26, 2017
The Congressional Black Caucus has a message to Uber: Make inclusion a priority. The CBC, a group composed of black lawmakers in the U.S. Congress, is urging the embattled ride-hailing company to consider appointing executives of color to its highest levels of leadership, according to Recode. READ MORE
Recode, June 26, 2017
A group of powerful black lawmakers in the U.S. Congress is pushing Uber to hire more people of color, as the ride-hailing company labors to fill a growing list of vacant leadership positions. READ MORE
Stat News, June 26, 2017
Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the co-chairs of that group, delivered a letter last week to President Trump that called for the White House to back off proposed budget cuts to HIV/AIDS programs, revamp the currently blank website it scrubbed in January, and to appoint a national AIDS policy director, all after six council members jointly resigned. READ MORE
SF Gate, June 20, 2017
There’s no invitation yet for a visit with President Trump, but the Warriors have a standing offer from House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee to come to the U.S. Capitol to celebrate their NBA championship. READ MORE
NBC News, June 20, 2017
While the White House decides whether to extend an invitation to the NBA champion Warriors, and the Warriors decide whether they would accept it, Bay Area politicians are taking some initiative. READ MORE
Vox, June 20, 2017
Lee observed efforts to challenge women of color within her own party, telling us, “Sometimes some of the guys try to take on women of color when they wouldn’t take on their own peers.” But the women are not deterred, she assured us: “It was wrong, and we beat it back.” READ MORE
NBC News, June 16, 2017
Bay Area Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, said it puts the relations back decades. The change will make it harder to travel to and do business with Cuba. Though it is not a complete reversal of Obama's policy, Lee said the change will hurt both countries. READ MORE
RealClearPolitics, June 15, 2017
U.N. investigators say U.S.-led bombing has killed 300 Syrian civilians over the last three months in the city of Raqqa. A U.S.-led bombing campaign in Mosul has also reportedly killed dozens of Iraqi civilians over the last week alone. For more, we speak with Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California. READ MORE
Essence, June 13, 2017
In recent weeks, a disturbing truth has emerged that we can longer sweep under the rug: hate is on the rise and it’s being fueled by a resurging tide of White supremacy in America. READ MORE
NBC News, June 3, 2017
It's being called "Resistance Summer." Local leaders in the Bay Area are organizing a grassroots movement to condemn President Donald Trump and the policies flowing from the White House. Activists hope to seize on sentiment against the "un-American Trump agenda" and use that energy to swing favor back into their hands, according to Rep. Barbara Lee. READ MORE
NBC News, May 25, 2017
Today Black women activists, civic and community leaders, and elected officials penned an open letter to Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez calling for a meeting to discuss the state of Black women and the Party. READ MORE
CNN, May 25, 2017
The President's budget proposal would cut $193 million in food stamp funding. Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of California told Budget Director Mick Mulvaney the cuts would force some families to choose between housing and food. READ MORE
Washington Post, May 24, 2017
Democrats immediately criticized DeVos’s philosophy, saying the nation’s top education official must be willing to defend children against discrimination by institutions that get federal money. “To take the federal government’s responsibility out of that is just appalling and sad,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). READ MORE