Rep. Barbara Lee

Rep. Barbara Lee


Progressive Democrat representing the #EastBay. Promoting justice for all, peace, & human rights. @ProChoiceCaucus Co-Chair.

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20 years ago, Congress voted to authorize the US invasion of Iraq—an authorization that became a blank check for war, abused by multiple presidents. I'm calling on my Senate colleagues to finally repeal the 2002 AUMF in this year's NDAA & #StopEndlessWar .

As Chairs of the relevant foreign policy Committees and Subcommittees, @RepGregoryMeeks  @RepMcGovern  and I fully support @POTUS’s decision to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Cuba. Our full statement:

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158 out of 212 House Republicans have called for slashing Social Security, raising the retirement age to 70, & ending Medicare as we know it. Democrats worked to STRENGTHEN Social Security & lower costs by taking on corporate greed. The contrast is clear. #PeopleOverPolitics 

#COP27 is in full swing — here’s what you need to know👇🏾 🖋️ COP stands for Conference of the Parties — the original signers of the 1992 UN agreement 🏛️ COP27 is a gathering of ~100 world leaders to discuss our planet EG COP27 is in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

California, Vermont, Michigan, Montana, and Kentucky voters rejected abortion bans. Maryland and Missouri legalized recreational marijuana. DC and Nebraska raised the minimum wage. The message could not be clearer: progressive policies win.

From becoming the 1st woman Speaker to presiding over some of the most consequential legislation in modern history, Nancy Pelosi is truly one of history’s most remarkable leaders. Thank you @SpeakerPelosi  for your friendship, courage, & tenacity. Your legacy will live forever.

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On #NativeAmericanHeritageDay , we celebrate the rich histories & culture of Indigenous communities in California & across the country.   We must continue to uphold our treaty responsibilities, strengthen Tribal sovereignty, and advance Tribal self-determination.

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Just think of the progress we could make if we invested $847 billion in the people rather than the Pentagon. Safe to say I was a no on the NDAA.

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Senator Graham, you should be ashamed. Your state had 164 recorded lynchings, and your words disrespect and belittle African Americans and lynching victims. This is absolutely unacceptable and disgraceful!

Reminder: a COVID relief bill has been sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk for 50 days while millions struggle to keep food on the table.

An “originalist” reading of the Constitution would disqualify Judge Barrett, or any woman, from serving on the Supreme Court or from owning property or voting. “Originalism” is a cover for deeply unpopular & un-democratic policies, not some kind of serious judicial philosophy.

The tear-gassing of women and children at the border is an atrocity. It’s a violation of human rights. And it is a grotesque betrayal of our founding promise, as a nation built by immigrants. I’ve called for inspectors on the border, and I reiterate that call today.

As a single mother who relied on food stamps to help feed my boys, I can’t overstate how offensive this proposal is. Low-income families need more access to fresh produce & healthy foods, not less.

Before General Kelly steps down, I hope he will offer a long overdue apology to Congresswoman Frederica Wilson for lying about her in the press.

Women of color have more political power than ever before. We are Governors, Senators, Attorneys General, and Members of Congress. I stand with all of my sisters in Congress and across the country – we're not backing down and we aren’t going anywhere.

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