Barbara Lee Fights For New Debate Over War On Terror As House Leadership Stonewalls

Barbara Lee fights for new debate over war on terror as House leadership stonewalls

Rep. Barbara Lee last month reached a major milestone in her 16-year fight to repeal a key authorization for the war on terror when a congressional committee unexpectedly approved her amendment to repeal it.
But now the leadership in the House of Representatives is stonewalling the amendment, which might not make it to the House floor for a debate, Lee said in an interview Friday.
Lee met with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other senior members of Congress this week to make her case, but didn’t have much success. She said she expected the Republican leadership to remove her …

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