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The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public service by his life from afar.
SIRIUSXM: Rep. Karen Bass joins the Morning Briefing with Tim Farley to discuss the Affordable Care Act
Rep. Karen Bass discussed the healthcare.gov problems and the various legislative and administrative fixes to the Affordable Care Act that have been suggested.
President Obama and lawmakers say the shutdown was both harmful and unnecessary.
Rep. Bass says GOP has some soul searching to do over shutdown.
Rep. Karen Bass has called for an immediate investigation into claims that an urban oil drilling site has caused such harmful air quality that local residents have suffered respiratory ailments, such as asthma, spontaneous nose bleeds, intense headaches and nausea.
Rep. Karen Bass announced that she signed a petition to reopen the government. This special congressional procedure allows a majority of members to bypass Speaker Boehner and force an up or down vote on a bill to reopen the government.
Bass is encouraged by the Russian proposal, saying there's "a door that's opening, and frankly I think we should drive a truck right through that door."
Advocates of immigration-law changes are prepared to track down lawmakers doing household chores during the month-long congressional break that begins next week if that’s what it takes to get their voices heard.