“The President’s ‘stop deciding to be poor’ approach to the budget is a fundamental misstep that would permanently cripple the most vulnerable communities in the short run and erode our country’s international leadership in the long run.
“Calls for an independent commission have never been lip service. Week after week, this Administration has executed various maneuvers that seriously call into question the accountability of the President and his ties to Russia. Today is no different.
“Today, the House of Representatives passed Trumpcare 2.0, forgetting those with pre-existing conditions in favor of a plan that won’t cover substance use treatment, mental health treatment, or maternity care.
Foster Care Month will culminate in Foster Youth Shadow Day on May 24th, when nearly over 100 current and former foster youth from across the country will come to Washington, D.C. to be paired with their home members of Congress to share their experiences in the nation's foster care system. The CCFY co-chairs are Reps.
“The goal of this meeting was to put affected people in the same room with representatives of the organizations that can help mitigate and eliminate these problems,” Rep. Bass said after the meeting, which was held at Sixth Avenue Elementary School in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
“The compromise reached last night represents Congress’s desire to sustain our country’s leadership role in international aid and diplomacy. Through the leadership of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), the omnibus package will provide nearly $1 billion in aid to combat famine and impending famine in Africa and Yemen.
“Since the introduction of this legislation, people have starved to death in South Sudan who did not have to die, but succumbed to a famine caused by man. But this is also a famine that can be ended by man,” Rep. Bass said.
“It’s exciting to see the Congressional Art Competition in my district grow every year,” Rep. Bass said. “More and more students can see their art displayed in a professional manner, and can understand that we value their work and their courage in submitting.”
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Rep. Bass on the President's relationship with Bill O'Reilly.
Rep. Bass on the future of Fox News: