Rep. Barbara Lee married in New Year's Eve ceremony

Rep. Barbara Lee married in New Year's Eve ceremony
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Rep. Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeDemocrats introduce bill to repeal funding ban on abortions abroad Democrats hope clash resonates with key bloc: Women OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court strikes down Trump administration's methane rollback | Energy regulators uphold compensation for rooftop solar energy producers | Democrats target Confederate monuments in spending bill MORE married a pastor on New Year's Eve, the California Democrat announced on Thursday. 

Lee introduced her “newest constituent” in a tweet announcing her marriage to Rev. Clyde Oden Jr. 

“An extra special welcome and #HappyNewYear to my newest constituent – Rev. Dr. Clyde Oden Jr., who I had the honor of marrying last night!” Lee tweeted.

Lee has been a member of the House since 1998. She was the lone dissenting vote on the authorization of the war in Afghanistan in 2001. 

Lee, 73, was married before and divorced at age 20. She raised her two sons as a single parent, according to The Mercury News

Oden recently retired as the pastor at Bethel Oxnard African Methodist Episcopal Church.