Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations and Congressional Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly Plenary Meeting on the Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Lee is one of few members of Congress to have delivered remarks on behalf of the United States at the General Assembly. A full video and transcript of her remarks can be found below.
Full remarks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5_jHrzj7Ec
“Good morning. Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Mr. Secretary General.
“Mr. President, I have the unique honor of addressing you on this important occasion as both a
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