The Week of May 2nd in Review

May 6, 2011 Issues: Health Care, Local Issues, Foreign Policy

Friday, May 6, 2011

First Legislation Introduced Recognizing May as National Foster Care Month

Our society is judged on how we treat the most vulnerable amongst us. We must provide a hand up to foster youth and celebrate their accomplishments; praise foster families, caregivers, and relatives for their selflessness to others; continue investing in life improving foster care services; and always assist children as they age out of the foster care system. Dear Friend,

That's why I introduced my first piece of legislation recognizing May as National Foster Care Month. We honor the efforts of all individuals working to improve the outcomes of children in the child welfare system... read more»

Speaking out Against Republican Bill Denying Women’s Access to Health Care

Video of Rep. Karen Bass Speaking out on House floor

I spoke on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition to H.R. 3, a radical anti-woman and anti-choice bill that places unprecedented restrictions on women’s access to health care.

H.R. 3 manipulates the tax code to restrict access to comprehensive care.

Click here to watch the video.

Voting Against Republican Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

H.R. 1213 repeals the mandatory funding provided to states under the Affordable Care Act to establish health care exchanges.

This bill seeks to further tear down the Affordable Care Act and is another Republican dead-ender that will go nowhere in the Senate. It is wrong to deny vital federal... read more»

Death of Osama bin Laden

The death of Osama bin Laden will never bring closure to the families who suffered because of his cruelty, but I hope it will provide comfort to the fathers and mothers, daughters and sons who continue to grieve for lost loved ones.

We thank our President for his leadership in defense of our nation. Despite the challenges at home, he has... read more»

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I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day. This Sunday, let us all honor the mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters who make our families stronger. We are forever thankful of the matriarchs in our lives, especially on Mother’s Day.


Karen Bass