Barbara Lee

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Democratic California

U.S. House (California 9)


Family: Single; 2 Children: Craig, Tony

Born: 07/16/1946 El Paso, TX

Home: Oakland, California

Religion: Baptist

Education: MSW, Social Work, University of California- Berkeley, 1975 BA, Mills College, 1973

Profession: Owner/Founder, Small Business, 1987 Chief-of-Staff/Intern, Representative Ronald Dellums, United States House of Representatives, 1976-1986

Political: Representative/Regional Whip, United States House of Representatives, 1998-present Won Special Election, United States House of Representatives, 1998 Senator, California State Senate, 1996-1998 Assemblymember, California State Assembly, 1990-1996 Northern California Campaign Coordinator, Shirley Chisholm for President, 1972

Congressional Membership: Chair, Congressional Black Caucus, 2009-present Member, Adoption Caucus Member, Arts Caucus Member, Bicameral Global AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Member, Bike Caucus Member, Brain Injury Task Force Member, CAPAC (Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus) Member, Caribbean Caucus Member, Caucus on India and Indian Americans Member, Congressional Black Caucus Global AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Task Force Co-Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Haiti Task Force Member, Congressional Black Caucus Minority Business Task Force Co-Chair/Member, Congressional Black Caucus Outreach Task Force Member, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Member, Congressional Caucus on Korea Former Co-Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus Member, Democratic Caucus. Member, Democratic Immigration Task Force Member, Disability caucus Member, Education and Job Training Taskforce Member, Emergency Taskforce Member, Ethiopia Caucus Member, Food Safety Caucus Member, Global Climate Change Caucus Member, Goods Movement Caucus Member, Health and Medicine Taskforce Member, Hispanic Working Group Member, Historic Preservation Caucus Member, House Oceans Caucus Member, Human Rights Caucus Member, Hunger Caucus Member, International Conservation Caucus Member, Livable Communities Taskforce Member, Malaysia Trade, Security, and Economic Cooperation Caucus Member, Mental Health Caucus Member, Native American Caucus Member, Organic Caucus Chair, Out of Poverty Caucus Member, Poor People?s Caucus Member, Port Security Caucus Member, Pro-Choice Caucus Member, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus Member, Safe Neighborhoods Taskforce Member, Sustainable Development Caucus Member, Chair, Task Force on Global HIV/AIDS, Congressional Black Caucus Member, Task Force on Tobacco and Health Member, The Young Voter's Project Member, Universal Health Care Caucus Member, Vision Caucus Member, Women?s Caucus

Organization Membership: Member, Advisory Board, Alameda Boys Club Member, Board of Directors, Bay Area Black United Fund Member, Black Women Organized for Political Action Board Member, California Coastal Conservancy/District Export Council Founder, California Commission on the Status of African-American Males Member, California Commission on Status of Women Member, California Defense Conversion Council Board Member, Finance Committee, California Democratic Party Chair, California Rainbow Coalition Member, Commission on the Status of Women Member, District Export Council Member, John George Democratic Club Member, League of Women Voters Chair/President, Women's Network, National Conference of State Legislature Member, Niagara Democratic Club Founder, Ronald V. Dellums Democratic Club



Foreign Affairs

Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere