Pelosi Statement on the Appointment of Congresswoman Barbara Lee as Representative to the United Nations

September 13, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the appointment of Congresswoman Barbara Lee as U.S. Representative to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).  Speaker Pelosi recommended Congresswoman Lee for this position.

“Congresswoman Barbara Lee has the full confidence of the Congress to continue to represent the United States at the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations.  Throughout her distinguished public service, including her years of service in this role, Congresswoman Lee has been a force for peace and justice – and she will continue to bring her fierce commitment to strengthen the UN, advance American values and build a brighter, fairer future for all.

 “As U.S. Representative to the UNGA, Congresswoman Lee has been an inspiring, effective leader for vulnerable communities in her district, the nation and the world: working tirelessly to advance the sustainable Development Goals and eradicate disease, poverty and hunger.  Our Caucus is especially proud of her long-standing advocacy on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS.  As our world confronts the great challenges of our time – from defeating the pandemic to combating the climate crisis to fighting poverty to supporting refugees – all freedom-loving people will have a strong champion in Barbara Lee.

“I was proud to recommend to President Biden that Congresswoman Lee continue her service as our representative to the United Nations.  Our nation, and indeed the world, will be well-served with the experience and excellence that she brings to this essential post.”