“I want to thank Speaker Pelosi and congratulate Congresswoman Barbara Lee on her appointment to once again represent the United States Congress at the United Nations. Congresswoman Lee brings decades of international experience as the Chair of the Appropriations Foreign Operations Subcommittee.
This legislation will allow youth to access Chafee services until age 27, extend the moratorium on ‘aging out’ of foster care, and enable youth who left care during the pandemic to re-enter care.
“I am concerned by media reports of unrest in Conakry that allegedly involve soldiers detaining President Condé, dissolving the cabinet and constitution, and closing Guinea’s borders. I know many citizens in the country were and remain frustrated with the current regime but this is not the way to a true democracy.
“I am greatly troubled by the recent reports of looting at USAID warehouses containing humanitarian food supplies. These actions by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) will have a direct effect on nearly 5 million Ethiopians who need serious support, and for the first time, USAID is inhibited from doing its job of providing food aid to those who most need it.
“On the Republic of Zambia’s inauguration day, we commend President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema, former President Edgar Lungu, and the Zambian people’s commitment to a peaceful transition of power.
The requests in this letter were suggested, and are supported, by the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition and the National Indian Health Board (NIHB). The letter was joined by 19 of their colleagues in Congress.
“The people of Zambia have spoken in electing Mr. Hakainde Hichilema as their next president. The Zambian electoral commission and international election observers have declared the election transparent and peaceful but condemned the restrictions on freedom of assembly and movement during the election.
“Darryn has more than a decade of experience working in public service at the local, state and federal level on behalf of the people of Los Angeles,” said Congressmember Bass. “His continued dedication to advancing social and economic justice for our area makes him well-equipped to serve in this role.”
“Jacqueline’s tireless work on behalf of the people of Los Angeles makes her a terrific choice as District Director,” said Congressmember Bass. “I value her ability to get things done. I look forward to continuing to work with her, especially since she has a real heart for connecting people to resources.”
“Ahead of tomorrow’s elections where the people of Zambia will have the chance to have their voices heard as they vote for president, members of the National Assembly and other local officials, I urge the current Government of Zambia to have free, fair, inclusive, and transparent elections.