Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee released the following statement in reaction to Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice will avoid charging certain low-level and nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences.
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement commending the Senate for their confirmation of important diplomatic posts on the continent of Africa last night:
Ten years ago, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to protect youth from rape and violence in America’s federal jails and prisons, an issue that continues to plague our prison system today.
Congresswoman Karen Bass, member of the House Judiciary Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, released the following statement in reaction to reports that authorities in more than 70 cities apprehended 150 pimps involved in child sex trafficking during raids over the weekend.
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement in response to Senate passage of legislation to address the doubling of interest rates on Stafford student loans:
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks on race and the George Zimmerman trial.
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee released the following statement on the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela, former president of the Republic of South Africa.
Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after voting against the latest House Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement on the latest developments in Los Angeles after the Zimmerman verdict and local arrests related to demonstrations across the city.
Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement in reaction to the jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial.