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

September 10, 2015
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in response to the nomination of Congresswoman Barbara Lee as U.S. Representative to the 70th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.  Leader Pelosi recommended Congresswoman Lee for this position.

“Congresswoman Barbara Lee has my full confidence as the right leader to represent the Democratic Caucus at the United Nations.  With her unimpeachable integrity, intellect, courage, and willingness to be an unwavering voice for global peace and prosperity, Congresswoman Lee will continue to advocate for the resources needed to build a strong UN and better world.

“In the year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in California, I am pleased that President Obama nominated a diligent champion for all women, families, and people seeking equality of opportunity the world over.  Whether supporting the Sustainable Development Goals or strengthening the United States’ commitment to engaging the international community, Congresswoman Lee is a proven advocate for combating poverty, hunger, violence and disease.  As an early champion for survivors of HIV/AIDS, she has been an undaunted leader in our efforts to end AIDS by authoring or co-authoring every major piece of legislation dealing with HIV/AIDS since coming to Congress.

“For the past 17 years, Congresswoman Lee has spent each day in Congress striving to improve the lives of all people throughout the world.  I was proud to recommend Congresswoman Lee to continue her service as our representative to the United Nations and I have no doubt that she will continue to be a strong, committed, forward-looking champion for all people in the 70th session of the General Assembly of the UN.”