Society & Culture

Representative Barbara Lee on the Current Congress State

podcast May 30, 2024

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Bakari is joined by U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, who has represented California’s 12th Congressional District since 1998. Lee discusses her upbringing in El Paso, Texas, which led her to a life of public service (01:26). She touches on what gives her hope for the future of Congress and policy (10:12), what Congress has been like under Speaker Mike Johnson and Kevin McCarthy (13:38), what issues have been motivating voters for this cycle, and how well the Biden campaign has been responding to them (17:49).

Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Representative Barbara Lee

Producer: Clifford Augustin

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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