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By The Dispatch On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Barbara Lee, Rosa DeLauro advance End Diaper Need Act, a $100 million ‘free diaper’ program

Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro introduced the End Diaper Need Act of 2019. This legislation would create a $100 million demonstration program for distributing free diapers and diapering More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 7th, 2018
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Support and Disdain for Kavanaugh’s confirmation: Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Jon Favreau, Kathy Griffin

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh prior to the vote: “Having looked at the totality of Brett Kavanaugh’s life and career, I am persuaded to vote More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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Barbara Lee attacks Trump’s cuts to SNAP, WIC, CHIP for illegals as ‘another blatant attack on poor people’

Congresswoman Lee released the following statement after Trump Administration announcement of proposed changes to the Public Charge rule: “This proposed rule is yet another blatant attack from the Trump Administration More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 7th, 2018
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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Congressman Ronald V Dellums

This afternoon, Congresswoman Barbara and her congressional colleagues held a Moment of Silence and Special Order Hour tocelebrate the life and legacy of Congressman Ronald V. Dellums. Congresswoman Barbara More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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Rep Barbara Lee condemns ‘disgraceful’ SCOTUS ruling against unions as a ‘terrible ruling’

Congresswoman Barbara LeeImage/US Congress Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement yesterday condemning the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31: “The Supreme Court decision More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Pro-abortionists attack the Title X cuts, defunding Planned Parenthood

The Trump administration proposed the “Protect Life” Rule Friday which would bar entities that receive federal funding for family planning from providing or referring for abortions. Abortion counseling More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Democrats ‘lost the shutdown’ but attack the GOP with requests for more spending

While the polling on the government shutdown suggested that Democrats were poised to benefit politically from the latest battle in Washington, it was the American people who spoke and sent a different tune to More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Congresswoman Barabara Lee attacks GOP ‘cruel and heartless’ tax bill as ‘Robin Hood in reverse’

Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the Republican tax plan released today: “Today Republicans in Congress reached a new low. In yet another chapter of their billionaires-first legislative More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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Barbara Lee: ‘Members of Congress did not even know’ there were troops in Niger

Americans may be scratching their heads over the recent news from Washington as senior senators in both parties, including Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), said on Sunday that they were unaware More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Barabara Lee calls Senate health care plan ‘heart less’ and GOP are ‘morally bankrupt’ ‘racist’

Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on Senate Republicans’ Trumpcare bill: “It appears that Senate Republicans have done the impossible: they’ve made a morally bankrupt, heartless health More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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California’s Barbara Lee on Trump foreign business lawsuit: ‘This is a clear violation of the Constitution’

Congresswoman Barbara Lee along with nearly 200 Members of Congress filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against President Trump, whose ongoing failure to disclose his foreign More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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Barbara Lee: GOP’s health care act is ‘evil’ ‘heartless legislation’

Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after the House passed the American Health Care Act by a partisan 217 to 213 margin. Congresswoman Barbara Lee Image/US Congress “The American Health More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Barbara Lee praises $1billion famine relief spending in 2017 Omnibus bill

Congresswoman Lee released the following statement on funding to fight famine in the FY2017 omnibus bill. Last month, Congresswoman Lee circulated a bipartisan letter urging her colleagues to support $1 billion More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Barbara Lee stands firm against ‘extremists like Ann Coulter’ but says ‘outside agitators’ ‘undermine’ ‘constitutional rights’

Congresswoman Lee released the following statement on Thursday’s protests in Berkeley: “UC Berkeley has a storied history of dissent and, as an alumna myself, I am proud of the university’s long-standing commitment More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Conservatives praise Trump’s budget slashing of departments, agencies while others attack

President Trump unveiled his first budget, cutting various domestic programs and increasing spending for defense, homeland security and the building of his southern border wall. Some conservatives are praising the More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Trump’s budget unsurprisingly increases military spending, cuts into some domestic programs

The White House said Monday that President Trump’s upcoming budget will propose a $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The 10 percent More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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ADF praises Neil Gorsuch nomination, Mi Familia Vota says he’s hostile on women’s rights, bad on immigration reform

President Trump’s nomination of Colorado judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court was certain to create a divide between the left and the right, the progressives and the constitutionalists and that is More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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House passes Chris Smith bill to ban federal funding for abortions

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 238 to 183 today to permanently ban taxpayer funding of abortion. The No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (HR 7), introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, makes the Hyde Amendment More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Jan Schakowsky, Barbara Lee rally House Democrats to protect abortion funding, battle over Hyde Amendment

This week, 105 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, sent a letter to President-elect Trump urging the elimination of the Hyde Amendment. Federal restrictions More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 30th, 2016
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Kentucky lawmakers, Rand Paul, Thomas Massie call on feds to clarify conflicting rules concerning hemp

After new guidance created widespread confusion about when and where farmers can grow, research, and sell industrial hemp in the United States, U.S. Senators Rand Paul, R-Ky., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Representatives More...


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