Rep. Barbara Lee

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As a young, single mother on public assistance, I don't know what I would have done had my children not had school lunches.   This is about making sure our kids don’t go hungry.…
I remember the terrible and undemocratic days of Jim Crow. We won’t let them turn the clock back. When we fight, we win. We can’t give up now.
As thousands gather on the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington, I’m thinking of my dear friend, Congressman John Lewis, and his sacrifices for our constitutional right to vote.
Tomorrow is the 58th anniversary of the #MarchOnWashington. In a time where voter suppression laws are sweeping the nation, national standards for voting access are more important than ever. We WILL pass both H.R. 1 and H.R. 4.
SCOTUS’s ruling puts millions in harm’s way. Congress must take every action possible to keep people in their homes. Proud to join @RepPressley in this effort.…
Our nation needs the transformative investments in Democrats’ FY22 budget resolution, & we’ll pay for it by ensuring big corporations and the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share. That means no one making less than $400k a year will pay a penny more in taxes.
If you are a CA-13 constituent in need of assistance with casework relating to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, my office is here for you. Please visit my website to learn more about the resources available to you:…
Cruel and unnecessary. It’s more important than ever to ensure every last dollar of rental assistance gets distributed through states and localities.…
On Women's Equality Day, I’m excited to share that with my bill, phenomenal women throughout history will be featured on the U.S. quarter – including Maya Angelou and Sally Ride.   Learn more about the program here:…
Today, with @RepBarbaraLee, we led nearly 70 Members of Congress in urging the Biden admin to increase the cap on refugees to 200,000. We have a responsibility to the people whose lives were upended by our foreign policy. This isn't about politics, it's about keeping our word.
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In honor of Mary Church Terrell, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, and so many women whose names we may not know, we carry on their fight for justice and defend the right to vote for all people.
On Women's Equality Day, let’s not forget the achievements and sacrifices of Black women and women of color who fought tirelessly for the right to vote.
As the people of Afghanistan face a humanitarian crisis, we must open our doors to refugees fleeing the consequences of a 40-year U.S.-fueled war. Today, @RepAOC and I called on @POTUS to increase the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program cap.
My statement on the tragic attack in Afghanistan:
Great news for working families. Now let’s make it permanent.…
On the 4th Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day, let us recommit to protecting the human rights and freedom of the Rohingya in Myanmar and continue to demand international accountability and justice.
Reminder: every single House Republican voted against the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to defend our sacred right to vote. Just shameful.
Totally unacceptable. Keeping a roof over people's heads is a matter of life and death. I'm working closely with our local governments to make sure this assistance gets out to people immediately.…
As my dear friend and colleague Congressman John Lewis said: “the right to vote is precious, almost sacred.” Tonight, in honor of his legacy as a paragon of democracy, we passed the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to protect everyone’s right to vote.
Great to see @VP leading the effort to strengthen our partnerships in the region during her visit to Southeast Asia.…
Pass the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Abolish the Jim Crow filibuster.
Let's deliver on what the people elected us to do by going big on the build back better — AND BOLDER agenda. We can't let this transformational moment slip by.
Infrastructure is more than roads and bridges –– it's about meeting human needs, investing in women and childcare, and addressing climate change.
My prayers and deepest condolences are with the families and loved ones of those killed in the devastating flooding in Tennessee.   We can’t stand by while climate change devastates community after community. We need bold action now.
Today, FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of #COVID19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.…
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Sending well wishes and much love to @RevJJackson and Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson as they battle COVID-19. I know that I, along with thousands of others, are with you and praying for a speedy and full recovery.
Let’s be clear: We must abolish the filibuster and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act to protect the right to vote.
We cannot turn away our Afghan allies who helped us over the last twenty years. I’m working to raise the refugee cap, provide any and all support and investment in humanitarian relief, and ensure the safe resettlement of the Afghan people.
.@RepBarbaraLee on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan: “Right now I’m concerned about the safe passage of everyone out of Afghanistan so they do not have to contend with risking their lives.” #SundayShow
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DON’T MISS: California’s @RepBarbaraLee was the only member of congress to vote no on the 2001 AUMF… she joins @CapehartJ TOMORROW on the #SundayShow at 10amET on @MSNBC! RT/LIKE if you’ll be watching!
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Congratulations to @AFLCIO on this historic leadership team. I look forward to working alongside @lizshuler and @STRedmond to advance the rights and dignity of all workers.…
Honored to welcome @SecGranholm back to the East Bay for a tour of @BerkeleyLab and discussions with some of the world’s top scientists about their efforts to solve the climate crisis.
CA is running on sunshine and it shows!☀️ Thank you to Pablo and Sherry for opening their solar-powered home to us and for talking about how the permit process could change with our SolarAPP+ — a tool that approves permits for rooftop solar installations.
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.@POTUS is right—ensuring the safe evacuation of Americans and our Afghan allies must be our top priority.   We’ve made significant progress, but we have to mobilize every resource necessary to get this done.
Welcome news. Now let’s cancel all of it.…
Today we welcome @ENERGY Secretary Jennifer Granholm (@SecGranholm) to Berkeley Lab. Our Director @witherell_lbnl greets her at the Integrative Genomics Building for talks on how our Lab is supporting the DOE mission including #cleanenergy and #climate.
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Twenty years ago, @RepBarbaraLee stood before her House colleagues and pleaded with them not to give President Bush a blank check to wage war With the stunning fall of Kabul to the Taliban the Oakland lawmaker has been heralded as an ignored oracle…
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It's time to repeal the AUMFs.
A #MentalHealth resources 🧵: Scroll through to see the mental health resources available to veterans and their loved ones. RT because you never know in your life who might need this information.i
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Chair @RepMaloney, @RepDianaDeGette, @RepBarbaraLee, @RepPressley, and dozens of democratic members are calling for equitable, science-based medication abortion care policies in the United States. 📢 Let’s put an end to FDA’s unnecessary restrictions on medication abortion.6
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I spoke with @RepBarbaraLee about being the only member of Congress who voted against what would become our failed forever war and what she wishes we'll learn from the past 20 years.…
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Praying for the safety of all staff at the Capitol Complex and the law enforcement responding to this emergency. Everyone on my staff is safe and I will continue to monitor the situation closely.
Let’s be clear: @US_FDA’s in-person dispensing requirement has pushed medication abortion out of reach for people of color, low income people, & people in rural communities.   @RepDianaDeGette, @RepPressley, @RepMaloney & I are calling for an end to this discriminatory policy.…
We must use every resource at our disposal to get people safely out of Afghanistan. Congress must stay ready to provide these resources.   Accepting refugees is in the DNA of America. Let’s raise the refugee caps & welcome in our Afghan allies who risked their lives to help us.
Barbara Lee, who was the only congressperson to vote against authorizing George W. Bush to use military force in Afghanistan in 2001, has some thoughts on Joe Biden’s withdrawal.
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As I said before and continue to say now - there is no US military solution in Afghanistan.
Our troops did everything we asked of them. We have a duty to bring Americans, Afghan allies & women & girls to safety. This report is expectedly outrageous. Clearly shows the consequences of fighting in a war for 20 years w/ no fixed goal or end date.…
There were foot soldiers, like my good friend John Lewis, who fought, bled, & nearly died for the right to vote. I'm proud to support #HR4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to honor their legacy & keep the promise of our democracy alive for us all. #RestoreTheVote
Let’s be clear: racism in public health is not just a domestic problem, it’s a global one.   African nations deserve access to the same supply of COVID-19 vaccines the western world has. I’m working day in and day out to make this happen.…
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