Congressmember Karen Bass was born and raised in Los Angeles. She continues to represent California's 37th Congressional district with pride in Washington, DC.
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“Yesterday, we lost a lifelong public servant and beloved historian in Tom LaBonge – someone who absolutely loved Los Angeles and all the people in it. Tom’s tenure on the city council and his decades of service prior helped enrich our city’s future while restoring our important past. Tom’s friendship and his assistance when I was running my very first election to Congress are both things I will cherish. My thoughts are with Tom’s family during this difficult time.”
Representatives Schneider, CBC Chairwoman Bass, CHC Chairman Castro, CAPAC Chairwoman Chu, Blumenauer, Lawrence, Davis, Davids, Haaland, and Wasserman-Schultz signed the letter addressed to President Trump.
The text of the letter in full is below:
As jobless claims continue to spike—with millions of new claims being filed every week—millions of Americans are finding themselves unable to pay their bills. This is especially true for low-income families, which are more likely to pay higher rates for basic utilities, including electricity and heat. While some individual states and utilities have put in place moratoriums on disconnections, these policies currently provide an inconsistent patchwork of protections, with many Americans at risk of falling through the cracks.