Congresswoman Barbara Lee
13th Congressional District of California
Congresswoman Barbara Lee has been representing California’s 12th District (formerly 13th) since 1998. Congresswoman Lee has long advocated for legislative action to end poverty. In 2007, she worked with a diverse coalition of Members to create the Out of Poverty Caucus. In 2013, she became chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity.