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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Criminal Justice

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February 15, 2018 Press Release

“This week, Congress turned back the clock on the civil rights of people with disabilities while setting a dangerous precedent for civil rights enforcement in the future.  House Republicans have taken the first step in imposing significant hurdles for victims of discrimination by rolling back progress laid out in the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that guaranteed the rights of persons with disabilities, a community that has fought so hard for accessibility and accommodation. This is a truly disappointing outcome.”

November 9, 2017 Press Release

We often forget that women’s rights are human rights. The mass incarceration policies in this country caters to for-profit prisons and only incentivizes the detention and incarceration of more individuals, many of which are vulnerable women who flee their home countries escaping gang-related and sexual violence,” said Rep. Grijalva. “Reports of horrific treatment of incarcerated pregnant women breaks the moral fabric of our society.  The thought of a pregnant women sitting in solitary confinement without access to needed food and nourishment is simply heart-breaking.

October 30, 2017 Press Release

“This morning’s announcement should serve as a wake-up call to the White House that conspiring against the United States will not slide. In the face of confusing talking points and untruths put forth by the Trump Administration, it’s important to note that both Paul Manafort and Richard Gates spent significant time working with now-President Trump. Mr. Manafort ran the entire campaign operation for three months while Gates served as a close deputy. We must be sure to let Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation run its course and pay close attention to facts and not distractions.”