WASHINGTON, D.C.— In light of increasing constituent concerns over the effect of airplane noise on their health and their lives, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus are seeking expedited review of FAA noise standards and urging funding for health studies. Rep. Bass is also looking at legislation, regulations, and funding options to lessen the noise, whether that be through changing flight paths or any other methods of mitigation.
The Quiet Skies Caucus, led by co-chairs Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and vice chairs Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL), wrote to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development requesting they include in the subcommittee’s fisc
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement following President Trump’s airstrikes on Syria.
"The constitution is clear; if President Trump intends to increase our military’s involvement in Syria, he must come to Congress for an Authorization for Use of Military Force. Tonight, I join the growing calls for Congress to immediately debate the further course of action in Syria.
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Florida), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, sent a joint letter signed by more than 30 Members of Congress calling on the President to retract his outrageous and offensive allegations against former National Security Advisor, Ambassador Susan Rice. Read the full letter below.
April 6, 2017
The Honorable Donald J. Trump
United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Dear Mr. President:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, and Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, hosted an Africa Policy Forum to discuss Somalia, South Sudan and Northeastern Nigeria, all of which are either experiencing or on the brink of famine.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Reps. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) and Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) introduced a bipartisan resolution to underscore the need for a strong response by the United States to the drought, food insecurity, and risk of famine plaguing the Horn of Africa.
“Between 2010 and 2012, Somalia suffered the worst drought and famine in twenty years—resulting in the deaths of at least 260,000 people. One of the lessons learned from this tragedy was that despite accurate and timely early warning of drought and famine conditions, the humanitarian response came too late to mitigate the worst effects of the drought. Now, faced with the potential failure of
Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement on the the deaths of Michael Sharp, Zaida Catalan and Betu Tshintela
"I am shocked and deeply saddened by the deaths of Michael Sharp, Zaida Catalan and Betu Tshintela. Michael and Zaida were members of the United Nations Group of Experts, investigating violence and alleged human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo in hopes of bringing an end to conflict in the region. Betu Tshintela, a Congolese citizen, served as their interpreter.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after Trumpcare was pulled from the floor of the House of Representatives.
“Whether a vote is coming up in the next few hours or the next few months, we will not stop standing up for those with pre-existing conditions and we will not stop making sure that individual market plans will continue to provide needed coverage.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Executive Committee, as well as Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, met with President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and advisers in the administration to talk about issues affecting the African American community and why the administration should follow the CBC’s lead if it’s serious about addressing these issues.
“The purpose of the meeting, which I think we made very clear, was to answer his question about what our community has to lose,” Rep. Bass said after the meeting. “It’s his budget, it’s his policy, it’s his rhetoric; all of these factors demonstrate what we stand to lose and in some cases, what we’ve already begun to lose in the first fifty days of his administration.”
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, March 22, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and five members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Executive Board will meet with President Trump at the White House to talk about the issues affecting the African-American community, including proposed budget cuts, the ACA repeal and replace bill, education, criminal justice reform, infrastructure, and economic opportunity for urban and rural communities.
During the meeting, the CBC Members will provide the President with short- and long-term solutions he can act on during his presidency to advance the African-American community in the United States.