The House of Representatives today unanimously passed the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass that will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the United States Sentencing Commission voted to authorize judges to reduce drug sentences for over 46,000 eligible prisoners beginning November 2015.
Congresswoman Karen Bass today announced that she and Congressman John Kline (R-Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and a group of bipartisan Members of Congress, have introduced the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation that would ensure that child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, document and serve child victims of trafficking.
It looked like 1966 in South Los Angeles this week when the community galvanized into a united force to confront an issue many thought had long been overcome — allegations of police brutality against defenseless black citizens.
My heart goes out to the parents and family of Mohammed Abu Khedir, the Palestinian boy who was burned alive apparently in revenge for the killing of the three Israeli teenagers. I am glad Israeli authorities have arrested a number of suspects in this horrific crime.
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