“I want to thank the local organizers and families in my district who brought this incredibly important issue to my attention at a local town hall a few years ago,” said Rep. Karen Bass. “The division of the Korean Peninsula millions of families, including some who are now citizens of the United States and have not been able to see their families in more than 70 years.
“Already, President Biden has signaled to the world his support for strengthening our partnership with the continent of Africa and the countries there,” said Congressmember Bass. “The Young African Leaders Initiative flourished under President Obama and Vice President Biden. I commend my colleagues for passing this important bill to solidify our embrace of the future of the continent.
“I am saddened to learn of the recent passing of President Idriss Déby Itno and express my condolences to his family, and the people of Chad. I stand with the people of Chad, and hope that their rights to free speech, expression, and assembly are recognized, and urge for a peaceful transfer of power.”
“Thirty years ago, Rodney King was brutally beaten by police. The video of the assault shocked the world, but not the jury, who let every single police officer responsible roam free.
In 1953, the division of the Korean Peninsula separated more than an estimated 10 million families, including some who are now citizens of the United States and have not been able to see their families in nearly 70 years. Rep.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for the international community to work together to address the U.S. and the world’s health disadvantages. On this World Health Day, let us acknowledge that humanity’s health is dependent on every human’s complete physical, mental, and social well-being.
“I condemn the alleged military coup near the presidential palace just two days before new President Mohmed Bazoum is to take office. This is Niger’s first elected transition in its history since independence from France in 1960, and the perpetrators are trying to impede on the country’s democratic progress.
“I want to thank my colleagues for supporting this resolution,” said Rep. Karen Bass. “We all want this pandemic to be over but this simply cannot happen unless we act in collaboration and coordination to fight COVID-19 throughout the world. Renewed, strategic, respectful, and focused approach to U.S. policy toward Africa will lay the foundation for long-term post-COVID-19 recovery.
“Equal pay is not simply a women’s issue; it’s a family issue,” Rep. Karen Bass stated. “When women bring home less money each day, it means they have less for the everyday needs of their families – rent, education costs, and doctors’ visits. Two-thirds of mothers are either the primary breadwinner of a co-breadwinner in the household, so their earnings are vital to their families.”