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Former U.S. Representative for California's 6th congressional district, serving from 1993 to 2013 - member of the Democratic Party.
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ENG:Lynn C. Woolsey (born November 3, 1937) was the U.S. Representative for California's 6th congressional district, serving from 1993 to 2013. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district she represented included all of Marin County and most of Sonoma County. She was a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and was its co-chair from 2010 until her retirement in 2013. Woolsey, who described herself as "the first former welfare mother to serve in Congress," was one of two members of the House to have been on welfare; the other is Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI). On June 28, 2011, Woolsey announced that she would not run for re-election in the 2012 election. Early life, education and career Woolsey was born in Seattle, Washington. She was educated at the University of ...
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Lynn Woolsey Gives Her 400th AntiWar Speech

U.S. Representative Lynn Woolsey rose to give her 400th speech against war in the House of Representatives. She said what few are saying in the current White House negotiations over the federal budget: It’s not Social Security that’s increased the budget deficit to its present levels. America’s wars have done that. Woolsey explained, “In addition to the staggering $3.2 trillion price tag that has piled up over the last 10 years, I don’t think we’ve even begun to come to grips with the resources that the VA will need for the next 50 or so years to meet ...

Veteran Rep. Woolsey to call it quits at the end of her term

Rep. Lynn Woolsey, a Bay Area liberal and leading antiwar voice in Congress, won't be seeking reelection next year, perhaps easing the scramble among her California Democratic colleagues for a place to run after this year's tumultuous redrawing of district boundaries. "I will turn 75 years old just before the next election day, and after two decades of service to this district, it will be time for me to move on," Woolsey said Monday in Petaluma. Woolsey,in her10th term, is among the California House members from both parties whose districtsunderwent change in draft maps recently released bya ...

Woolsey Thinks Public Will Get 'Sick' Of Libya 'Pretty Soon'

Rep. Lynn Woolsey stood in the House of Representatives and gave her 400th floor speech against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I will not rest until we finally bring all our troops home," she said. After January of 2013, however, the liberal Democratic Congresswoman who represents Marin County and most of Sonoma County will have to continue her anti-war advocacy outside of Congress, as she announced her retirement last month. On Thursday HuffPost asked Woolsey, who has been in office since 1993, what her long struggle against war has accomplished, given that, as she put it, "it isn't ...

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