Rep. Barbara Lee

Committee Assignments

House Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on Military Construction-Veterans Affairs
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

House Committee on the Budget


Caucus Membership and Leadership Positions

  • Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Health Care Task Force (Co-Chair)
  • LGBT Equality Caucus (Vice-Chair & Founding Member)
  • Congressional Black Caucus (Former Chair)
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus (Former Co-Chair & Current Whip)
  • Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income, Inequality & Opportunity (Chair)/
  • Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus (Co-Founder & Co-Chair)

 

Other Leadership Positions

U.S. Representative to the 68th and 70th General Assemblies of the United Nations

 


Sponsored Legislation in 115th Congress

H.R. 2590 Computer Science for All Act of 2017
This bill establishes a program through which the Department of Education (ED) shall award grants to states, local educational agencies, and eligible tribal schools to serve as models for national replication of computer education expansion efforts. A grant application shall include specified plans that demonstrate the applicant’s ability to carry out an ambitious expansion effort for all students, including traditionally underrepresented students.
Introduced: 5-22-17
Co-sponsors: 11
Latest Action: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce

 

H.R. 1739 Repeal HIV Discrimination Act of 2017
To modernize laws and policies, and eliminate discrimination, with respect to people living with HIV/AIDS, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 03/27/2017
Cosponsors: 38
Latest Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel in the House Armed Services Committee

 

H.R. 1473 Prohibit Expansion of U.S. Combat Troops into Syria Act
To prohibit the deployment of members of the Armed Forces to Syria for purposes of engaging in ground combat operations, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 03/09/17
Cosponsors: 33
Latest Action: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services

 

H.R. 1289 Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr., Social Work Reinvestment Act
To establish the Social Work Reinvestment Commission to provide independent counsel to Congress and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on policy issues related to recruitment, retention, research, and reinvestment in the profession of social work, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 03/01/2017
Cosponsors: 18
Latest Action: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce

 

H.R. 1290 Improving Access to Mental Health Act
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to mental health services under the Medicare program.
Introduced: 03/01/17
Co-sponsors: 13
Latest Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

 

H.R. 1230 To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002
This bill repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
Introduced: 02/27/17
Cosponsors: 1
Latest Action: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

H.R. 1229 Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force
This bill declares that Congress finds that the Authorization for Use of Military Force (P.L. 107-40) has been used to justify an open-ended authorization for the use of military force and such an interpretation is inconsistent with the authority of Congress to declare war and make all laws for executing powers vested by the Constitution in the U.S. government.
The bill repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force, effective 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
Introduced: 02/27/17
Cosponsors: 1
Latest Action: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

H.R. 1111 Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2017
To establish a Department of Peacebuilding, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 02/16/17
Cosponsors: 30
Latest Action: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

 

H.R. 771 Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017
To ensure affordable abortion coverage and care for every woman, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 01/31/2017
Cosponsors: 119
Latest Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health of the House Ways and Means Committee

 

H.R. 334 Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act of 2017
To direct the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance for individuals affected by exposure to Agent Orange, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 01/05/17
Cosponsors: 23
Latest Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee

 

H.R. 332 Peace Corps Stamp Act
To provide for the issuance of the Peace Corps Semipostal Stamp.
Introduced: 01/05/17
Cosponsors: 27
Latest Action: Referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

 

H.R. 331 States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act
This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to exempt real property from civil forfeiture due to medical marijuana-related conduct that is authorized by state law.
Introduced: 01/05/17
Cosponsors: 5
Latest Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations of the House Judiciary Committee

 

H.R. 330 No More Ghost Money Act
To prohibit monetary payments by the Federal Government to employees, officers, and elected officials of foreign countries for purposes of bribery, coercion, or any activity that is illegal or undermines the rule of law or corrupts a public officer or the office such officer represents, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 01/05/17
Co-sponsors: 0
Latest Action: Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform

 

H.R. 329 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for expenses for household and elder care services necessary for gainful employment
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for expenses for household and elder care services necessary for gainful employment.
Introduced: 01/05/2017
Cosponsors: 11
Latest Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

 

H.R. 328 INVEST Act
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the work opportunity tax credit with respect to the hiring of veterans in the field of renewable energy.
Introduced: 01/05/17
Cosponsors: 5
Latest Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

 

H.R. 327 To provide for United States participation in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and for other purposes
This bill authorizes the Department of State to facilitate the U.S. readmission and participation in the Inter-Parliamentary Union and to pay related annual membership expenses.
Introduced: 01/05/17
Cosponsors: 0
Latest Action: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

H.R. 326 Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium Act
To amend the Public Health Service Act to create a National Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium to provide grants and coordinate research with respect to the causes of, and risk factors associated with, neuromyelitis optica, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 01/05/17
Cosponsors: 0
Latest Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health in the House Energy and Commerce Committee

 

H.R. 325 Adult Day Center Enhancement Act
To expand and enhance existing adult day programs for younger people with neurological diseases or conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, or other similar diseases or conditions) to support and improve access to respite services for family caregivers who are taking care of such people, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 01/05/17
Cosponsors: 0
Latest Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health of the House Energy and Commerce Committee