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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass Slams Republican Budget "Filled With Contradictions"

October 11, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) torched the proposed Republican budget during the House Subcommittee on Africa hearing on the State Department and USAID FY 2018 Budget. During the hearing, Rep. Bass described the budget as shortsighted, highlighting the several contradictions ranging from touting peace while cutting peacekeeping and development efforts to investing solely in military operations while ignoring the root causes of conflict. She also took on attempts to eliminate funding for family planning services, blasting it as an unnecessary advancement of ideology at the expense of Africans. Watch her full questioning below: