Barbara Lee
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"Barbara Jean Lee" is the United States House of Representatives/U.S. Representative for , serving East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area)/East Bay voters from 1998 to 2013 during a time when the region was designated . She is a member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party. She was the first woman to represent the 9th district and is also the first woman to represent the 13th district. Lee was the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and was the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Lee is notable as the only member of either house of Congress to vote against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists/authorization of use of force following the September 11, 2001 attacks. This made her a hero among many in the anti-war movement. Lee has been a vocal critic of the war in Iraq and supports legislation creating a Department of Peace.

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